Asia’s Largest Communication Company Relies on QualysGuard for Most Up-to-Date and Complete Vulnerability Detection
Redwood City, CA — February 10, 2004 — Qualys, Inc., the market leader of on-demand Network Security Audits and Vulnerability Management, today announced that the SingTel Group, Asia’s leading communications company, has selected the QualysGuard web service for its enterprise vulnerability management needs. The QualysGuard service was delivered through Qualys’ Asia Pacific Distributor, Information Management Resources Pte Ltd.
Together with its regional partners, SingTel serves more than 40 million customers in six markets, including Australia, India, Indonesia, the Philippines, Singapore and Thailand. The Group employs more than 19,000 people around the world and had revenues of Singapore$10.26 billion (US$5.80 billion) for the year ended 31 March 2003.
“The QualysGuard solution provides us with an easy-to-use and effective solution to identify security vulnerabilities within our enterprise. It provides us with a consolidated view of potential threats to our systems and helps us to protect our infrastructure,” said Mr Chua Kim Chuan, SingTel’s Director for IS Security.
“SingTel’s large and highly distributed network demands accurate, ongoing detection and elimination of potential security risks from a centrally managed perspective,” said Jin Byun, Managing Director for Asia Pacific at Qualys. “QualysGuard is the only solution that can cost-effectively meet the vulnerability management challenges faced by large distributed organizations. We are very pleased that Telcos all over the world are adopting our Web Service to proactively secure their networks.”
QualysGuard is an on-demand security management service delivered over the web that enables organizations to effectively identify their vulnerabilities and maintain control over their network security with centralized reports, verified remedies, and full remediation workflow capabilities with trouble tickets. QualysGuard provides comprehensive reports on vulnerabilities including severity levels, time to fix estimates and impact on business, plus trend analysis on security issues. By continuously and proactively monitoring all network access points, QualysGuard dramatically reduces security managers’ time researching, identifying and fixing network exposures and enables companies to eliminate network vulnerabilities before they can be exploited.
SingTel is Asia’s leading communications company with operations and investments in more than 20 countries and territories around the world. Serving both the corporate and consumer markets, it is committed to bringing the best of global communications to customers in the Asia Pacific and beyond.
Operating out of two major centers, Singapore and Australia (through wholly-owned subsidiary SingTel Optus), the SingTel Group provides a comprehensive portfolio of services that include voice and data services over fixed, wireless and Internet platforms.
In Singapore, SingTel has had more than 120 years of operating experience and has played an integral part in the development of the city as a major communications hub in the region. In Australia, Optus serves more than six million customers. It has driven the competition as the challenger brand and led the way in technological innovations and breakthroughs.
The Group’s other major investments in the region include Advanced Info Service of Thailand, the Bharti Telecom Group of India, Globe Telecom of the Philippines and Telkomsel of Indonesia. Together with its regional partners, SingTel is Asia’s largest multi-market mobile operator, serving about 41 million customers in six markets.
SingTel has been recognized Best Asian Telecom Carrier by industry publication, TelecomAsia, for six consecutive years since 1998. The Group employs more than 19,000 people around the world and had a turnover of S$10.26 billion (US$5.80 billion) for the year ended 31 March 2003. More information can be found at www.singtel.com and www.optus.com.au.
IMR is a value added distributor in Asia focusing on IT security solutions that are subscription based. With the increasing number of corporations connecting to the Internet, IMR has become a trusted IT security services partner to provide the entire security lifecycle of continuous prevention, patching, monitoring and operational needs. IMR has partnered with some of the best-of-the-breed IT Security corporations from the US to deliver a full suite of security solutions to corporations in Asia, including solutions from Qualys, PatchLink, IPDynamics and Guardent.
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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