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Vigilinx Integrates Qualys' Vulnerability Assessment Solution to Automate Identification and Resolution of Security Threats

Vigilinx’ IntelliSHIELD™ Now Offers QualysGuard™ Web Service to Provide Customers With the Ability to Immediately Assess and Fix Vulnerabilities

Parsippany, NJ and Redwood City, CA — May 2, 2002 — Vigilinx,™ the leading full-service provider of digital security solutions, announced today that it has selected the Qualys vulnerability assessment solution, QualysGuard, to integrate with the Vigilinx IntelliSHIELD security intelligence service. This integration enhances the IntelliSHIELD workflow management capability, that rapidly notifies network administrators to potential security threats, providing the administrator with the ability to immediately conduct a complete network scan to identify, fix, and verify elimination of vulnerabilities in real time.

The IntelliSHIELD security intelligence service examines thousands of security related sources to provide users with near real-time notification of emerging or changing security threats and vulnerabilities. The integration of QualysGuard’s network scanning engine with IntelliSHIELD’s knowledge portal enables customers, when they receive an alert, to immediately conduct a complete scan of their networks to determine whether or not they are vulnerable. The assessment report includes a comprehensive audit of all vulnerabilities, their severity and potential impact, and links to validated remedies. Upon the next scan, customers can verify the elimination of those detected vulnerabilities.

“Qualys is a leader in taking vulnerability assessment to a new level, from simply detecting holes in network systems to a service that additionally assesses configurations, prioritizes threats, and points administrators to available fixes,” said Bruce Murphy, Vigilinx CEO. “IntelliSHIELD is the most efficient and highest quality means of alerting customers to threats and emerging vulnerabilities. The addition of QualysGuard now gives our customers access to a full suite of proactive security protection.”

Vigilinx will use the QualysGuard API, designed to enable third parties to integrate vulnerability assessment via an extensible XML interface, to integrate the service into the IntelliSHIELD solution. Qualys’ centralized back-end scanning system scales to assess millions of devices connected to the Internet and meets the needs of businesses of any size. QualysGuard’s inference-based scanning engine mimics the workflow process that hackers use to provide customers with the most realistic perspective into their network’s security.

“Companies are looking for solutions that will enable them to immediately respond to network security threats and alerts,” said Philippe Courtot, Chairman and CEO of Qualys. “The integration of QualysGuard with Vigilinx’ IntelliSHIELD provides network administrators with an added level of security, enabling them to automate vulnerability identification and resolution to reduce the window of exposure between a security alert and a potential attack.”

Qualys is also partnering with Vigilinx to incorporate IntelliSHIELD’s security threat and vulnerability content into Qualys’ KnowledgeBase of exploits, enabling QualysGuard to become the most current and comprehensive vulnerability repository on the market.

“Vigilinx is actively pursuing integration of our security related knowledge into ‘best of breed’ security management services. We see Qualys as a logical extension of our strategy to integrate our world-class security content into robust security management solutions,” said Adam Lipson, EVP Client Services for Vigilinx.

About Vigilinx
Vigilinx is a leading digital security solutions company, offering a complete line of security products and services including security intelligence, managed security services, knowledge products, security advisory consulting, integration services, investigation/forensics services, and training. The company has industry practices devoted to vertical markets, including financial services, telecommunications, government, media and entertainment, and general services. The firm serves both mid-sized and Fortune 500 companies, including New York Life Insurance Company, General Electric, AT&T, News Corporation, and Cardinal Health. Visit the company online at

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

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