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Risk I/O Partners with Qualys to Monitor Perimeter Security Risks

Seamless Integration of Risk I/O and QualysGuard Vulnerability Management Allows Customers to Measure the Likelihood of a Breach in an Organisation’s Perimeter

REDWOOD CITY, Calif., February 24, 2014 – Risk I/O, the leading vulnerability threat management platform announced today a partnership with Qualys where it has integrated QualysGuard Vulnerability Management (VM) into Risk I/O and bundled perimeter vulnerability scanning for its customers. For businesses that need to understand the vulnerability and threat risks of their organisation’s perimeter in real-time, the new integration enables them to sync their vulnerability data with Risk I/O’s threat processing engine, allowing organisations to gain visibility into their most likely vector for a breach.

Risk I/O’s vulnerability threat management platform processes external Internet breach and exploit data and continuously matches it with vulnerability scan results. This happens on a near real-time basis allowing organisations to monitor their exposure to active Internet breaches and what vulnerabilities within their perimeters pose the greatest risks. With the addition of the QualysGuard vulnerability data, Risk I/O can now determine the likelihood of a breach in an organisation’s perimeter. Risk I/O processes over a billion vulnerabilities a month against Internet breach data for its users.

“The addition of perimeter scanning to Risk I/O enables organisations to scan their organisation’s perimeter and receive a complete risk analysis in a one stop shop so they can take action quickly and lower their risk of a breach,” said Risk I/O Co-founder and CEO, Ed Bellis. “We are pleased to partner with Qualys and integrate our solutions together giving customers a comprehensive solution that will ultimately help them become more secure and avoid data breaches.”

“Organisations must continuously monitor their global perimeters as hackers typically use it as their first point of entry to hack into corporate networks,” said Philippe Courtot, chairman and CEO for Qualys. “By combining Risk I/O’s threat processing with vulnerability data from QualysGuard, organisations can analyse in real-time those attack vectors that are most likely to be breached and proactively reduce the risk of cyber attacks.”

About QualysGuard Vulnerability Management
Delivered as part of the QualysGuard Cloud Platform, QualysGuard Vulnerability Management, or QualysGuard VM, is an industry leading and award-winning solution that automates network auditing and vulnerability management across an organisation, including network discovery and mapping, asset management, vulnerability reporting, and remediation tracking. Driven by our comprehensive KnowledgeBase of known vulnerabilities, QualysGuard VM enables cost-effective protection against vulnerabilities without substantial resource deployment.

About QualysGuard Cloud Platform
The QualysGuard Cloud Platform and its integrated suite of security and compliance solutions help provide organisations of all sizes with a global view of their security and compliance posture, while reducing their total cost of ownership. The QualysGuard Cloud Suite, which includes Vulnerability Management, Web Application Scanning, Malware Detection Service, Policy Compliance, PCI Compliance and Qualys SECURE Seal, enables customers to identify their IT assets, collect and analyse large amounts of IT security data, discover and prioritise vulnerabilities and malware, recommend remediation actions and verify the implementation of such actions.

About Qualys Qualys, Inc. (NASDAQ: QLYS) is a pioneer and leading provider of cloud security and compliance solutions with over 6,700 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, including Accuvant, BT, Dell SecureWorks, Fujitsu, NTT, Symantec, Verizon, and Wipro. The company is also a founding member of the CloudSecurityAlliance (CSA).

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About Risk I/O Risk I/O is a vulnerability threat management platform that processes external Internet breach and exploit data with an organisation’s vulnerability scan data to monitor, measure and prioritise vulnerability remediation across their IT environment. As a result, organisations know their likelihood of experiencing a breach and what vulnerabilities pose the greatest risk. Risk I/O processes over a billion vulnerabilities a month against Internet breach data for its users. Backed by US Venture Partners, Tugboat Ventures, Costanoa Venture Capital, and Hyde Park Angels, Risk I/O is headquartered in Chicago, IL.

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