Acquisition extends the power of the Qualys Cloud Agent Platform to millions of mobile and IoT devices
Foster City, Calif., – April 2, 2018 – Qualys, Inc. (NASDAQ: QLYS), a pioneer and leading provider of cloud-based security and compliance solutions, today announced that it has acquired the software assets of 1Mobility, Singapore.
The acquisition now allows Qualys to provide enterprises of all sizes with the ability to create and continuously update an inventory of mobile devices on all versions of Android, iOS and Windows Mobile in their environment; and to continuously assess their security and compliance posture, while quarantining devices that are compromised or out-of-compliance. It also allows Qualys to extend its PCI certification to mobile devices and to deliver a highly scalable Enterprise Mobility Management (EMM) solution that permits the distribution of apps and security policies over the air (OTA) to corporate or employee-owned devices (BYOD).
“With the acquisition of 1Mobility, Qualys is uniquely positioned to provide visibility across on-premises, endpoints, cloud(s) and now mobile and IoT environments,” said Philippe Courtot, chairman and CEO, Qualys, Inc. “This is critical as companies are accelerating their digital transformation and looking at ways to consolidate their current security and compliance stack while expanding their mobile workforce. 1Mobility has built a comprehensive and well-architected technology that allows organisations to manage and secure mobile and IoT devices at scale, and we welcome them to the Qualys family.”
1Mobility, Singapore’s solutions will be fully integrated with the Qualys Cloud Platform and its Cloud Apps. The solution will be commercially available in early 2019.
The 1Mobility Enterprise Mobility Management capabilities include:
Bring Your Own Device (BYOD) Management: Though BYOD brings many benefits to companies, it creates challenges for managing and securing the corporate data on the personal devices. 1Mobility provides solutions that work to protect the privacy of employees without compromising security of corporate data and assets.
Data Loss Prevention: 1Mobility provides various policies and products to minimise data loss and vulnerabilities through containerisation, device feature restrictions, encryption and securing data at rest and in transit.
Mobile Threat Management: 1Mobility delivers proactive threat detection, which can eliminate vulnerabilities due to mobile malware on both corporate or employee-owned devices.
Compliance Enforcement: 1Mobility provides compliance enforcement through various policies and automated monitoring and actions for non-compliant devices. It also extends solutions like geo-fencing, kiosk management, containerisation, blacklisting of apps, secure browsing and many more.
About the Qualys Cloud Platform
As a revolutionary unified architecture that powers more than 15 Qualys security and compliance Cloud Apps, the Qualys Cloud Platform offers customers a streamlined solution for avoiding the cost and complexities of managing multiple security vendors. By automatically gathering and analysing security and compliance data from IT assets anywhere in one single-pane view, the Qualys Cloud Platform gives customers the scalability, visibility, accuracy and breadth of capabilities to fight cyber attacks and build security into their digital transformation initiatives.
The Qualys Cloud Platform utilises sensors, including physical, virtual and cloud scanners; and Cloud Agents that provide customers with continuous visibility, enabling them to respond to threats immediately. It automatically gathers and analyses security and compliance data in a scalable, state-of the-art backend. Its underlying architecture enables customers to process, analyse and store high volumes of security and compliance data coming from Cloud Agents, scanners and passive analysers, then correlate information in a distributed manner for millions of devices at very high speeds. All this data is accessible via dynamic and customisable dashboards and centrally managed, self-updating integrated Cloud Apps, through a “single-pane-of-glass” user interface.
Qualys, Inc. (NASDAQ: QLYS) is a pioneer and leading provider of cloud-based security and compliance solutions with over 10,300 customers in more than 130 countries, including a majority of each of the Forbes Global 100 and Fortune 100. Qualys helps organisations streamline and consolidate their security and compliance solutions in a single platform and build security into digital transformation initiatives for greater agility, better business outcomes and substantial cost savings. The Qualys Cloud Platform and its integrated Cloud Apps deliver businesses critical security intelligence continuously, enabling them to automate the full spectrum of auditing, compliance and protection for IT systems and web applications on premises, on endpoints and elastic clouds. Founded in 1999 as one of the first SaaS security companies, Qualys has established strategic partnerships with leading managed service providers and consulting organisations including Accenture, BT, Cognizant Technology Solutions, Deutsche Telekom, Fujitsu, HCL Technologies, HP Enterprise, IBM, Infosys, NTT, Optiv, SecureWorks, Tata Communications, Verizon and Wipro. The company is also a founding member of the Cloud Security Alliance. For more information, please visit www.qualys.com.
This press release contains forward-looking statements, within the meaning of the safe harbor provisions of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995, that involve risks and uncertainties including, among other things, statements regarding the asset acquisition and its facilitation of the delivery of new products, features and functionality, as well as its acceleration of Qualys’ entry into adjacent markets. These forward-looking statements are only predictions and may differ materially from actual results due to a variety of factors, including the effects of the highly competitive market in which we operate, including competition from much larger technology companies; any inability to successfully develop and introduce new products, features, and services or enhance existing products and services; product liability issues, security breaches or other defects; and other factors discussed under the heading “Risk Factors” in our most recent report on Form 10-Q filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission. All forward-looking statements contained herein are based on information available to us as of the date hereof and we do not assume any obligation to update these statements as a result of new information or future events.
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