Deloitte & Touche Uses Automated Service to Meet Growing Customer Demand for More Frequent Security Audits
RSA Conference — April 14, 2003 — Qualys, Inc., the industry provider of on-demand security audit and vulnerability management solutions, today unveiled major enhancements to its QualysGuard On-Demand Network Security platform providing enterprises with security audits, vulnerability management and remediation workflow. The platform enables organizations to take control of their network security, adhere to security best practices, manage vulnerabilities and ensure remediation without incurring the burden and cost of deploying and maintaining complex software and hardware.
“In the wake of new federal regulations and growing security attacks, enterprises are recognizing that regular, independent security audits are an absolute requirement to ensure compliance and protect their networks. However, today’s methods of performing security audits manually or with traditional scanners, even on a quarterly basis, is a deployment and management challenge for large enterprises,” said John Pescatore, Vice President, Gartner Research, Gartner Inc. “Organizations are looking for immediate and regular auditing capabilities to keep pace with today’s rapidly changing network environment.”
More than 1000 customers across the globe rely on QualysGuard for automated, on-demand security auditing and vulnerability management. Recent additions to the Qualys customer base include The Thomson Corporation, webMethods, R.R. Donnelley, BASF, Cedars-Sinai Medical Center, Rockwell Automation, Fireman’s Fund, and ICI.
“Ensuring maximum protection against the latest security threats of the day is a growing concern within our organization,” stated Mark Iovinelli, Enterprise Design and Implementation Team Manager for R.R. Donnelley. “The Qualys On-Demand platform allows us to audit our security status at any moment and manage network vulnerabilities on a centralized enterprise-wide level with a fraction of the resources and cost.”
“Due to recent cyber attacks, enterprise customers increasingly wish to strengthen their network security and ensure compliance with various federal regulations. Our comprehensive security audits address these needs for our clients,” said Victor Keong, Partner, Network Attack and Penetration for Deloitte & Touche’s Security Services Group. “With Qualys’ automated platform we can immediately deliver cost-effective and frequent audits to our customers with the highest quality of detection.”
The Qualys On-Demand platform is comprised of the following components:
“QualysGuard gives enterprises the flexibility and scalability to perform security audits from a trusted third party anytime, anywhere. Not only does this ensure compliance with new federal regulations, including Sarbanes-Oxley, HIPAA and GLBA, it also gives enterprises a mechanism to protect themselves automatically from frequent and disruptive security attacks using the industry’s largest and most up-to-date database of vulnerabilities,” said Philippe Courtot, Chairman and CEO of Qualys. “Over the coming months, Qualys will continue to unveil new elements of the company’s On-Demand strategy, delivering to enterprises an automated way to manage their network vulnerabilities.”
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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