Qualys wins coveted award for the second year running
London, UK — July 5, 2005 — Qualys™, Inc., the leader in on demand vulnerability management, today announced that it has received the award for “Best Service of the Year for Network Protection” from IDG’s Network Awards 2005. The IDG network awards recognise the very best in every field of the networking industry and reward companies and individuals who have demonstrated technical excellence throughout the past year and attract hundreds of entries. This is the second year running that Qualys has won this particular award.
The award ceremony held at an IDG gala dinner in London on 22 June attracted more than 400 attendees from business user organisations, networking and communications vendors and service providers, as well as the trade press.
“Two key criteria are paramount in the judging process for these awards: the ability to deliver real return on investment and also to solve a significant business need. It’s clear to us that QualysGuard more than meets these needs and that’s why we are pleased to acknowledge its prowess for the second year running,” said Maxwell Cooter, editor and founder of Techworld and chairman of the judging panel.
Other solutions short listed in the category Best Network Protection Service came from Blackspider Technologies, F5 Networks, Imprivata and Scansafe.
“Delivering business value, ease of use and technical excellence is what we thrive on. Delivering a Vulnerability Management as a service allows us to provide a best of breed solution that both small and large corporations can easily deploy without the cost and complexities associated with traditional enterprise software,” said Philippe Courtot, CEO of Qualys.
This award is the second significant accolade Qualys has received in Europe this year. Qualys won the SC Magazine European Excellence award for “Best Small Business Security Solution.”
The QualysGuard service automates network security audits and vulnerability management ensuring the security of information networks. With the highest degree of accuracy, data integrity, scalability, and ease of use, QualysGuard’s unique Web-based platform enables users to assess and manage their security exposure, without requiring them to deploy and maintain their own infrastructure. QualysGuard is available in a variety of packages designed to meet the specific needs of enterprises, small to midsized enterprises (SMBs), consultants, and managed service providers.
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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