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NCC Networks Selects Qualys Network Vulnerability Service to Deliver Automated Auditing Over the Web

Security Officers and IT Managers Manage Real-world Threats with QualysGuard’s Real-time Automated Vulnerability Assessment Service

Redwood City, Calif. — December 5, 2001 — At InfoSec in New York, Qualys™ Inc., the pioneer of Automated Vulnerability Assessment (AVA), announced a partnership with NCC Networks, a Midwest leader in the Security arena, specializing in VPN (Virtual Private Network), PKI (Public Key Infrastructure), Intrusion Detection and two-factor authentication technologies.

NCC offers a comprehensive network security audit for any size organization concerned with the possibility of security breaches from the Internet. Their audits help organizations identify their current level of security and establish an “action-plan” to help secure their networks. With QualysGuard, NCC provides perpetually up-to-date protection against emerging network threats across all operating systems, network devices including servers, routers, hubs and even applications.

“NCC is committed to being the first choice in security system integration for Fortune 1000 companies. With other tools, we were forced to spend hours at customer sites, configuring software, updating our tests with current vulnerabilities, and leaving the customer with reams of paper that reflected their network exposures,” said Earl DeFrates, General Manager at NCC Networks. “We chose QualysGuard because the solution requires no software or hardware, delivers complete network views, user-friendly test-tracking reports and at-a-glance corrective recommendations.”

Delivered over the Internet, the QualysGuard service uses advanced vulnerability detection techniques to assess a network’s security exposures and suggest remedies before intruders can take advantage of them. The online delivery solution removes the need for specialized customer-premise software and ensures that users are able to detect the latest network vulnerabilities as they emerge. The on-line QualysGuard service currently detects and evaluates more than 1,200 network vulnerabilities, delivers suggestions for corrective action and provides concise summaries of every security risk found in user-friendly reports that can be customized for Chief Security or Information Officers and data center administrator audiences.

“With Code Red, Nimda and other network threats looming, our customers have been looking for a way to simplify and automate their security practices,” explained Joe Kocan, Security Consultant, for NCC Networks. “With NCC’s new online security audit powered by QualysGuard, our clients are relieved that they can automatically check their network against the latest known vulnerabilities, over the web, whenever they want to.”

“Our business is targeted at providing real value to our customers and we chose partners who do the same,” says Amer Deeba, Vice President of Marketing for Qualys. “As part of our global partner program, we welcome NCC and their customers who demand real-time vulnerability services and support from a trusted source.”

NCC Networks

Founded in 1989, NCC Networks, Inc. has advanced as one of the Midwest’s leading security and remote access system integrators. In the early days, NCC’s success was propelled by our expertise in IBM mainframe remote connectivity. As NCC’s customers’ needs have expanded beyond the mainframe to the LAN, and then to the outer network, NCC Networks has led the way. Today NCC offers clients a wide range of IT Services including: Application Deployment, Connectivity, Security, Training, ASP, 24x7, Support, Product Sales & Support. NCC Networks can be accessed at http://www.nccnetworks.com.

About Qualys

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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