Companies Confronted With Network Associates’ “End-of-Life” Announcement Gain Timeliness and Accuracy of Vulnerability Assessment with QualysGuard
Redwood City, CA — June 12, 2002 — Qualys, Inc., the leader in Managed Vulnerability Assessment, today announced a special upgrade offer for customers that had been subscribing to Network Associates’ CyberCop software for vulnerability assessment, an application on which NAI recently announced it is discontinuing further development. Qualys will offer CyberCop customers converting to Qualys’ Web-based vulnerability assessment solution, QualysGuard, the first six months of coverage free plus a 20 percent discount on the ensuing annual subscription. To upgrade to QualysGuard, Cybercop users can go to https://www.qualys.com/cybercop.
Qualys’ program enables CyberCop users to receive continuity of service to protect their networks against potential intrusions from hackers, worms, and trojans that can attack digital assets, compromise business continuity, and jeopardize corporate reputations. By upgrading to QualysGuard, CyberCop customers further benefit by dramatically improving the timeliness and accuracy of their assessments. As QualysGuard customers, they can access the industry’s most comprehensive and up-to-date vulnerability KnowledgeBasereferencing more than 1700 vulnerability signatures (at least twice the number CyberCop tracked) for over 300 applications on more than 20 operating systemsthat is updated daily as new vulnerabilities emerge. The QualysGuard migration can be completed in just minutes, as the service is Web-based and fully automates the vulnerability management cycle.
“Even before Network Associates announced that it was abandoning CyberCop, we upgraded our vulnerability assessment service to QualysGuard and we are migrating our customers to the Qualys solution,” said Garth Gilmour, Partner of CBIZ-Technologies, a security consultant business and reseller of QualysGuard. “Compared to CyberCop, QualysGuard is much easier to use, and the service allows us to setup and manage remote scans on the fly, perform scans on newly added network devices within minutes, and dramatically reduce the deployment of costly security specialists. Plus, Qualys maintains a far more comprehensive vulnerability list than any other VA solution on the market.”
With the QualysGuard solution, there is no hardware or software for users to purchase or maintain, as there was with CyberCop; and converting is a simple matter of pointing and clicking from an easy-to-use interface accessible from any Web browser, also not possible with CyberCop. QualysGuard users are entitled to an unlimited number of scans, 24x7, and receive instant reports that detail detected vulnerabilities, including severity level and potential consequences, and provide links to validated fixes to close network exposures before intruders can exploit them. QualysGuard reportsdetailed, graphical breakdowns for technical manager; and executive summaries with trend analysis for managementare concise, customizable, and immediately actionable.
“Vulnerability assessment is a crucial pillar of network security,” said Philippe Courtot, Chairman and CEO at Qualys. “By offering the CyberCop upgrade, we are enabling companies that have already realized the importance of vulnerability assessment to improve their proactive security measures. QualysGuard allows them to access the largest and most up-to-date database of vulnerabilities to assess their networks’ security and close any holes before hackers take advantage of weaknesses.”
Qualys’ Web-based service is a reliable, scalable solution that is cost-effective for organizations of all sizesfrom small business to large enterprises. Software-based solutions, like CyberCop, often require expensive, time-intensive installs and a high level of in-house security expertise. With IT departments’ reduced budgets, network managers need a service that delivers complete, proactive protection while minimizing internal resources. Qualys’ 40+ security experts become an adjunct staff, dramatically reducing in-house security managers’ time. Qualys has the largest dedicated team in the network security industry that captures the latest network vulnerabilities from a wide variety of sources, develops detection signatures for an average of 25 new vulnerabilities each week, and researches and verifies remedies to vulnerabilities with fixes, workarounds and patches.
To upgrade to QualysGuard, learn more about the details of the offer, or for a free trial of QualysGuard, please go to https://www.qualys.com/cybercop or call Qualys at 1.800.745.4355 in North America and +33 (0) 1 44 17 00 60 in Europe.
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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