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Qualys Introduces Express Lite for Small Businesses
New Offering Brings the Power of the Cloud to SMBs with Easy-to-Deploy, Affordable, All-in-One Security and Compliance Solution
REDWOOD CITY, Calif., June 10, 2013 – Qualys Inc. (NASDAQ: QLYS), a pioneer and leading provider of cloud security and compliance solutions, today announced QualysGuard Express Lite, a small business version of the company’s suite of integrated security and compliance solutions. The new cloud offering delivers the full power of the QualysGuard Cloud Platform to small and medium-sized businesses (SMBs) so they can better protect themselves against Internet attackers and simplify compliance with PCI and regulatory mandates. QualysGuard Express Lite is accessible directly from any web browser without buying servers or installing software, making it easy-to-use and affordable for organisations with limited IT security budgets and expertise.
Small businesses are increasingly facing the threat of Internet attacks. As Symantec recently reported, “the largest growth area for targeted attacks in 2012 was businesses with fewer than 250 employees; 31% of all attacks targeted them” (Symantec Internet Security Threat Report 2013, page 4). That same report also found that thieves are breaking into small businesses in order to “leap frog” into larger companies that may be working with the SMB.
“We’re excited that QualysGuard Express Lite will make security simple and accessible for our small business customers,” said Doug Davidson, president and CEO for Jacadis. “As a cloud-based service, it’ll be an easy, affordable way to meet vulnerability scanning requirements, as well as provide security and compliance monitoring.”
Delivered as part of the QualysGuard Cloud Platform, which is already in use by thousands of organisations worldwide, QualysGuard Express Lite is an all-in-one cloud solution with the following capabilities:
- Discovery of network vulnerabilities and the patches to fix them. Monitors servers and computers for security problems, which helps organisations prioritise these issues for remediation by generating easy-to-understand reports, including the latest patches to fix them.
- Web application scanning. Identifies security vulnerabilities in websites, forms, and applications that attackers abuse to take control of servers and steal data.
- Website malware detection. Alerts for malicious code lurking in businesses’ websites that could infect visitors and damage the organisation’s reputation.
- PCI compliance automation. Scans servers and computers for vulnerabilities, administers Payment Card Industry (PCI) self-assessment questionnaires, and auto-submits the results to acquiring banks online. Qualys is an Approved Scanning Vendor.
“Our mid-sized customers have been using QualysGuard Express due to its ease of use and actionable security results that help organisations fend off cyber attacks and avoid data breaches,” said Philippe Courtot, chairman and CEO of Qualys. “The new Express Lite offering will be ideal for small business customers who have limited IT resources and need a comprehensive security and compliance monitoring solution that is simple to use and fits within their budget.”
Pricing and Availability
QualysGuard Express Lite is a cloud security and compliance solution sold as annual subscriptions based on number of systems and web applications. Annual subscriptions, starting at $795 for two Internet servers, will be available in July. For more information or to sign up for a free 14-day trial, visit qualys.com/smb.
Qualys, Inc. (NASDAQ: QLYS), is a pioneer and leading provider of cloud security and compliance solutions with over 6,000 customers in more than 100 countries, including a majority of each of the Forbes Global 100 and Fortune 100. The QualysGuard Cloud Platform and integrated suite of solutions help organisations 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 worldwide. The company is also a founding member of the Cloud Security Alliance (CSA).
For more information, please visit www.qualys.com.
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