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Qualys Showcases New User Interface (UI) for QualysGuard Suite of Security and Compliance SaaS Applications

New Dynamic, Context-Based Web 2.0 UI Available in Beta Allows Seamless Migration of Existing QualysGuard Services to Next Generation Platform

Black Hat, Las Vegas - August 3rd 2011 - Qualys®, Inc., the leading provider of Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) IT security risk and compliance management solutions, today showcased its new UI for the QualysGuard IT Security and Compliance SaaS Suite, now available in beta for all customers. The new context-based UI features interactive dashboards, streamlined workflows, actionable menus and filters with improved visual feedback, making it easier for customers to utilise the comprehensive services in the QualysGuard Suite. This new UI allows Qualys to migrate the QualysGuard services to Qualys’ next generation security as a service platform, announced earlier this year, in a seamless manner without impacting the users’ experience.

Qualys will showcase this solution at Black Hat USA 2011, booth #206. Click here to view a demo of the new beta UI.

The QualysGuard IT Security and Compliance Suite uses the SaaS model to deliver powerful services, including vulnerability management, policy compliance, PCI compliance, web application scanning (WAS) and malware detection – through a single web portal. The new UI is part of Qualys’ next generation security as a service platform, based on a Java-based infrastructure. The UI integrates with the platform’s backend via a standard JSON API and Web Services API, providing the interface to all Qualys IT security and compliance applications. The new platform will also provide mobile interfaces to the appropriate mobile devices – adapting to the user and device. With the new UI, customers can more easily navigate, conduct scans, analyse results, remediate vulnerabilities and create useful, customisable reports.

“With the ever increasing demands on security professionals and organisations worldwide, application usability combined with vulnerability and zero-day detection technologies with the ability to enable and enhance third party validation efforts are critical for organisations looking to protect themselves from the latest threats and vulnerabilities,” said Lawrence Pingree, research director for Gartner.

“Our SaaS model allows us to deliver additional security and compliance applications at a much rapid pace and at a much lower cost than traditional enterprise solutions,” said Philippe Courtot, chairman and CEO for Qualys. “While providing a more powerful and more interactive user experience, our new Web 2.0 UI allows us to deliver a ground breaking user-role-based view that presents meaningful information in a relevant manner to the various enterprise stakeholders. It has also been architected to provide a seamless migration for users to our new Java based back-end as they now can flip at a click of a mouse from the old UI to the new UI and vice versa.”

The new UI consolidates the user interfaces in the QualysGuard Suite for vulnerability management, policy compliance, Web Application Scanning and PCI Compliance, making it seamless for customers to transition to the next generation platform. QualysGuard Web Application Scanning is the first application in the Suite that is fully migrated to the new platform. Qualys will continue the migration of the other services over the next 12 months.


The new UI is now available in beta for QualysGuard customers in the US and Europe. For more information, visit

About Qualys

Qualys, Inc. is the leading provider of Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) IT security risk and compliance management solutions. Qualys solutions are deployed in a matter of hours anywhere in the world, providing customers an immediate and continuous view of their security and compliance postures.

The QualysGuard® service is used today by more than 5,000 organizations in 85 countries, including 45 of the Fortune 100, and performs more than 500 million IP audits per year. Qualys has the largest vulnerability management deployment in the world at a leading global company, and has been recognized by leading industry analysts for its market leadership. Qualys was recently named BestSecurity Company in the Excellence Awards category of the 2011 SC Awards U.S.

Qualys has established strategic agreements with leading managed service providers and consulting organizations including BT, Etisalat, Fujitsu, IBM, I(TS)2, LAC, NTT, SecureWorks, Symantec, Tata Communications and TELUS. Qualys is a founding member of the Cloud Security Alliance (CSA).

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