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New QualysGuard Virtual Scanner Appliances Packaged for Consultants, Enterprises and Cloud Environments
SAN FRANCISCO – RSA Conference USA 2012 Booth #1431 - February 27, 2012 - Qualys®, Inc., the pioneer and leading provider of information security and compliance cloud solutions, today at RSA Conference USA 2012 announced the general availability of the virtual scanner appliances for its QualysGuard Cloud Platform and suite of integrated applications for security and compliance. The new software-based virtual scanner appliance has already been formally qualified to run on many of the most common virtualisation and cloud platforms including VMware and Amazon EC2. These virtualised scanners supplement the current hardware-based QualysGuard Scanner Appliance that is currently in use by thousands of organisations worldwide – with over 9,500 appliances in 85 countries. Like with the hardware-based scanners, customers can manage the virtual scanners from their QualysGuard accounts via a secure web interface, where all gathered scan data will be available for reporting and remediation.
The QualysGuard Virtual Scanner Appliance is available immediately to support a variety of computing environments and use cases, including:
“With the virtualisation of our scanner appliances, we bring the full power of the cloud to consultants’ laptops. Also, enterprises can now easily deploy scanners in both data centres and branch offices or highly segmented networks at a much reduced cost,” said Philippe Courtot, chairman and CEO of Qualys. “We will continue providing our hardware appliances for corporations that are not fully ready to embrace virtualisation.”
Availability and Pricing
All distributions of the QualysGuard Virtual Scanner Appliance are available now in the US and Europe as annual subscriptions that include all updates and 24x7 support. They are available for £ 794 per year.
Qualys, Inc. is the pioneer and leading provider of information security and compliance cloud solutions with 5,500+ customers in 85 countries, including 51 of the Forbes Global 100. The QualysGuard Cloud Platform and integrated suite of applications helps businesses simplify security operations and lower the cost of compliance by delivering critical security intelligence on demand and automating the full spectrum of auditing, compliance and protection for IT systems and web applications. Founded in 1999, Qualys has established strategic partnerships with leading managed service providers and consulting organisations including BT, Dell SecureWorks, Fujitsu, IBM, NTT, Symantec, Verizon, and Wipro. The company is also a founding member of the Cloud Security Alliance (CSA).
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