QualysGuard Service Offers Continuous, Automated Vulnerability Assessment for Deloitte & Touche’s Secure e-Business Practice
Redwood City, CA — June 17, 2002 — Qualys, Inc., the leader in Managed Vulnerability Assessment, and Deloitte & Touche today announced the addition of Qualys’ vulnerability assessment service to Deloitte & Touche’s Secure e-Business practice. Qualys’ Web-based vulnerability assessment service, QualysGuard, will provide Deloitte & Touche with a sophisticated tool to continuously audit their customers’ corporate networks for exposures. An advanced warning of vulnerabilities will allow Deloitte & Touche’s clients to remedy those holes before they can be exploited by malicious attacks. Qualys’ Managed Vulnerability Assessment service will be available immediately as a part of Secure e-Business’ services.
“Ensuring continuous protection is a critical requirement for network security providers. Our network attack and penetration services offer customers personal, hands-on security expertise, while Qualys’ continuous vulnerability assessment enables them to monitor and remedy vulnerabilities on an ongoing basis, between consultations,” said Victor Keong, Partner, Network Attack and Penetration for Deloitte & Touche’s Secure e-Business practice. “QualysGuard is a significant strategic tool in our security toolbox.”
Deloitte & Touche’s Secure e-Business services provide specialized assessment, design, and implementation of security solutions in 30 cities around the world. “After a thorough evaluation of the leading vulnerability assessment vendors, we chose Qualys as our partner, as we were impressed with the breadth and daily updates of Qualys’ KnowledgeBase of vulnerabilities as well as the speed and reliability of the platform,” added Keong.
“Between periodic penetration testing, IT departments need an automated service to assess risk on an ongoing basis and prevent network intrusions from potentially compromising business continuity,” said Qualys Chairman and CEO Philippe Courtot. “The QualysGuard platform was designed to integrate seamlessly into broader security solutions, enhancing partners’ security tools and enabling them to maintain client relationships by providing continuous vulnerability assessment. Together, Deloitte & Touche and Qualys deliver the most advanced, proactive network security solution.”
Qualys’ Web-based platform complements Deloitte & Touche’s attack and penetration testing by enabling companies to proactively protect their corporate data assets 24x7, with continuous, automatic audits for network vulnerabilities. QualysGuard employs advanced vulnerability detection techniques to assess a network’s security exposures and suggest remedies before intruders can take advantage of them. Qualys’ KnowledgeBase-the most comprehensive and constantly updated database in the industry-contains more than 1700 vulnerability signatures covering over 300 applications on more than 20 different platforms.
About Deloitte & Touche and Its Secure e-Business Practice
Deloitte & Touche is one of the world’s leading professional services organizations, delivering world-class assurance and advisory, tax, and consulting services through its national practices. More than 95,000 people in 140 countries serve over one-quarter of the world’s largest companies as well as large national enterprises, public institutions, and successful fast-growing global growth companies. Our internationally experienced professionals strive to deliver seamless, consistent services wherever our clients operate. The Secure e-Business practice focuses on the specialized assessment, design, and implementation of security solutions. This group’s experience in developing technical, organizational, and procedural approaches to e-business security issues addresses IT organizations’ need for a flexible, scalable, reliable, robust, responsive, and secure infrastructure. Areas Deloitte & Touche’s specialized security consultants address include authentication technologies, secure messaging, directory services, access control, encryption technologies, security policies and procedures, network security, and attack and penetration testing and support. The global Attack & Penetration Labs investigate the security of clients’ networks and evaluate the safeguards that are in place to protect critical information and processes.
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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