Fujitsu Software Corporation and Qualys Join Forces to Add ebusiness Site Security Audit Services to the QoEtient eBMP Product Suite
Redwood City, CA — June 12, 2001 — Fujitsu Software Corporation (FS) QoEtient ebusiness management platform (eBMP), an advanced service for monitoring and managing ebusiness “quality of experience” (QoE) on the Internet, today announced a partnership with Qualys, Inc., a leading provider of enterprise network vulnerability assessment and monitoring solutions.
The partnership incorporates Qualys’ robust security audit services into QoEtient eBMP’s advanced ebusiness site monitoring and management service, extending QoEtient’s lead in innovation as the only service of its kind to integrate this feature. Another first in Web monitoring services: QoEtient with QualysGuard makes suggestions for solutions to security holes and directs users to available fixes. Entirely browser-based, with no added software or hardware to install, these new services fit in with QoEtient’s vision of seamless ebusiness site management. This partnership advances QoEtient’s ability to help its customers guard against and respond to the growing number of denial-of-service attacks and hacker threats.
“We are incorporating Qualys’ leading edge vulnerability detection technology into our ebusiness management platform to offer our customers an integrated solution that goes far beyond simple performance and availability,” said Bruce Nash, Director, QoEtient Business Group, FS. “Fujitsu’s QoEtient eBMP directly addresses the demands companies face in managing their ebusiness operations, from uptime reliability to security. By delivering a platform of core services and including best-of-breed partners like Qualys, QoEtient addresses the fundamental need for an ebusiness to understand how its Web site performs.”
By integrating the QualysGuard security audit service, QoEtient will now automatically scan computer networks via the Internet for security exposures and immediately notify customers of vulnerabilities. These audits include monitoring and detecting vulnerabilities in new hardware or software configurations, exposures often overlooked by other services. This allows QoEtient customers to proactively and cost-effectively defend themselves against intrusion.
“Using the QoEtient eBMP is like having your own ebusiness management platform without the headaches and costs of having your own hardware solution” said Rohan Chandran, Director of Engineering, Infonox, a financial services firm and early adopter and customer of QoEtient eBMP. “Given that Infonox needs to handle transactions flawlessly every minute of the day, the recent addition of a security audit is a tremendous value add.”
The QoEtient Security Audit service quickly audits networks of all sizes, graphically maps and describes security risks. On a daily, weekly or monthly basis, customers receive secure audit results from the more than 950 automatic vulnerability tests performed. One of the key benefits to QoEtient customers is that they are automatically kept abreast of the newest security vulnerabilities. Customers are notified with the latest information about illegal access patterns through QoEtient’s constantly expanding knowledge base.
“In providing an online security auditing service delivered over the Internet, Fujitsu’s QoEtient is taking a lead in empowering organizations to adopt a proactive security position,” said Philippe Courtot, Qualys chairman and CEO. “With QoEtient’s new Qualys-enabled service, customers will be able to quickly and accurately scan entire networks for security holes as easily as they launch Web searches.”
The QoEtient eBMP platform is a robust solution including performance and availability monitoring, alerts and reporting and vulnerability assessment. It provides management information and analysis across an entire system, helping ebusinesses, enterprises and e-commerce service providers to realize their full potential.
Analyzing and managing complex ebusiness systems, QoEtient eBMP is ideal for ISPs, ASPs and Fortune 10,000 enterprises. With the inclusion of the Qualys security audit capability, QoEtient eBMP is particularly powerful and effective for financial services and similar market segments where sensitivity and security of data is a primary consideration. QoEtient customers may utilize the new security capability in July 2001.
Come visit FS’s demonstration of the QoEtient eBusiness Management Platform at the eBusiness Conference and Expo in San Jose, June 12-14, Booth #1308.
A free 7-day trial of QoEtient’s competitively priced eBMP is available online by visiting http://www.QoEtient.com. QoEtient eBMP, the advanced quality of experience management service platform, delivers the best value in the industry. QoEtient’s premier partners, from Internet Service Providers and Web hosting companies to Management Service Providers and systems integrators, also are equipped to offer the service. Partner and reseller information is also available on the Web site or by emailing sales@QoEtient.com.
About Fujitsu QoEtient
Fujitsu QoEtient provides best-in-class ebusiness management services that deliver exceptional value to enterprises by enhancing the quality of the ebusiness experience. Ensuring a superior overall user experience, QoEtient’s comprehensive insight into critical elements of Web site dynamics and complex network environments enables its customers to achieve success. By turning performance, availability, reliability and security into a competitive advantage, QoEtient helps customers grow their enterprises. Diagnose, address and solve complex Web site issues with QoEtient. For more information, please visit QoEtient on the Web at: http://www.QoEtient.com
About Fujitsu Software Corporation
Based in San Jose, CA and established in 1991, Fujitsu Software Corporation is a wholly owned subsidiary of Fujitsu Limited. Fujitsu Software Corporation leverages Fujitsu’s international scope and expertise in developing and providing information technology solutions. Fujitsu Software Corporation’s products include the INTERSTAGE Application Server; as part of the INTERSTAGE ebusiness software platform built on open standards, the INTERSTAGE Application Server enables enterprises to build and run mission-critical applications; i-Flow, a 100% Java workflow engine for automating business processes; QoEtient, a service for monitoring and managing “Quality of Experience” on the Internet and Fujitsu COBOL, a COBOL development environment that provides an integrated development environment and a suite of tools to build fast, mission-critical business systems. For more information, visit http://www.fs.fujitsu.com.
About Fujitsu Limited
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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