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Logica strengthens security solutions with addition of QualysGuard to its portfolio of auditing tools
— April 25, 2001 — Qualys, a leader in the emerging field of online network vulnerability assessment services, today announces a strategic partnership agreement with Logica. Logica will use Qualys’ flagship solution, QualysGuard, as part of its range of network security auditing solutions.
QualysGuard is a unique online platform for comprehensive network vulnerability assessment and up-to-date security verification. It ranks potential risks and recommends fixes for eliminating network weaknesses. The service is unique in that it analyses networks from the outside-in, as a potential intruder would do, uncovering security gaps that would be very difficult to detect from a traditional inside-out perspective.
Logica has taken advantage of the QualysGuard Travelling Licence which will enable Logica to scan an unlimited number of customer IP addresses as part of its e-CheckIT service. As QualysGuard is an online service, it requires no hardware or software to be installed, allowing Logica to deploy the technology immediately.
Chris Smith, Head of Logica’s security consulting business, comments: “The security of information is a critical business issue, but we also recognise that time-to-market and maximising service availability are vital to our client’s success. QualysGuard is an excellent addition to our e-CheckIT service that will enable our consultants to receive an instant real-world diagnosis of the client’s first line of defence. This compliments our range of services so that we can take effective action to safeguard against security intrusions both quickly and efficiently.”
Adil Pastakia, Qualys’ Managing Director for Northern Europe and Middle East Operations, comments: “The strength of Qualys’ security service is reflected in the industry-leading companies that have chosen to partner with us, and we are delighted that Logica is the latest to recognise the superior performance of QualysGuard. Using Qualys’ services, Logica will complement its security offerings and provide maximum value and flexibility to its business customers as they implement state-of-the-art security solutions.”
Logica is a leading global solutions company providing IT consultancy, systems integration, products, services and support. Logica’s clients operate across diverse markets including telecoms, financial services, energy and utilities, industry, distribution and transport and the public sector. The company has over 11,000 staff in 28 countries worldwide. Founded in 1969, Logica is listed on the London Stock Exchange where it is part of the FTSE100 index of the largest UK listed companies.
Logica’s Security Practice is a leading European security consultancy providing advice on business process and delivering secure solutions.
With more than 2,000 subscribers ranging from small businesses to multinational corporations, Qualys has become the leader in on demand vulnerability management and policy compliance. The company allows security managers to strengthen the security of their networks effectively, conduct automated security audits and ensure compliance with internal policies and external regulations. Qualys’ on demand technology offers customers significant economic advantages, requiring no capital outlay or infrastructure to deploy and manage. Its distributed scanning capabilities and unprecedented scalability make it ideal for large, distributed organisations. Hundreds of large companies have deployed Qualys on a global scale, including AXA, DuPont, Hershey Foods, ICI Ltd, Novartis, Sodexho, Standard Chartered Bank and many others. Qualys is headquartered in Redwood City, California, with European offices in France, Germany and the U.K., and Asian representatives in Japan, Singapore, Australia, Korea and the Republic of China. For more information, please visit www.qualys.com.
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