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Qualys vulnerability scanning platform enables cost-effective and automated auditing service
San Jose, Calif. — May 14, 2001 — Qualys™, Inc., a leading provider of enterprise network vulnerability assessment and monitoring solutions, today announced that Fujitsu Limited has selected the Qualys global vulnerability scanning platform as the basis for a new network auditing service aimed at preventing illegal system access. The new Qualys-enabled service is delivered entirely over the Internet and is being offered as an add-on to Fujitsu’s “Security Service” menu of security offerings.
As damage from hacker efforts continues to grow, Fujitsu’s economical new Attack Test Service Express fulfills the needs of companies and government agencies lacking large security staffs and resources. Available initially for the Japanese market, the new service uses the latest vulnerability detection techniques to perform multi-faceted security audits of customer networks via the Internet. No special hardware or software is needed, networks of any size can be quickly and comprehensively scanned for security holes at any time, and audit results can be privately viewed on a customer’s secure Web page.
“Qualys has provided Fujitsu with a distributed, scalable global architecture on which to base our new remote auditing service,” said Hiroaki Kurokawa, Group President of System Support Group of Fujitsu. “This is an unprecedented weapon in the battle against network intruders and emerging network vulnerabilities, enabling customers to take a truly proactive stance against attack.”
One of the key benefits of a service based on the Qualys platform is the ability to stay on top of the newest security holes. A detection pattern, for example, is generated within hours of the discovery of a new illegal access pattern and is made available to all customers of the service. The Qualys platform currently performs more than 900 tests and its intelligent discovery technology allows customers to perform closely focused security audits based on their individual systems, networks and applications.
“The Qualys platform is unique in that it provides users with a highly accurate ‘intruder’s eye view’ of their network security exposures combined with worldwide auditing capabilities,” said Phillipe Courtot, chairman and CEO of Qualys. “This makes the Qualys platform an excellent foundation on which to launch managed security services and we are pleased that such a leading managed security provider as Fujitsu is extending Qualys functionality to its clientele.”
Fujitsu is a leading provider of Internet-focused information technology solutions for the global marketplace. Its pace-setting technologies, best-in-class computing and telecommunications platforms, and worldwide corps of systems and services experts make it uniquely positioned to unleash the infinite possibilities of the Internet to help its customers succeed. Headquartered in Tokyo, Fujitsu Limited (TSE:6702) reported consolidated revenues of 5.48 trillion yen for the fiscal year ended March 31, 2001. Internet: http://www.fujitsu.com/.
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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