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Free Qualys Vulnerability Scan Available for New SANS Top 20 Quarterly Update
New Vulnerabilities in Back-up Products, iTunes and other Media Players Identified in Second Quarter Update
During the second quarter of 2005, more than 422 new security vulnerabilities were identified as targets for attack, an increase of 10.8% from the first quarter of 2005 Included in this list are new exposures in popular back-up products from Symantec/Veritas and Computer Associates, as well as vulnerabilities in iTunes, RealPlayer, Microsoft's Internet Explorer web browser. The full SANS report can be found at www.sans.org/top20/Q2-2005update.
"An increase of nearly 11% in the number of new vulnerabilities discovered since the last quarter emphasizes the need for regularly quarterly updates. With up-to-date information, security professionals can immediately address new vulnerabilities, such as the ones recently discovered in popular desktop applications," said Gerhard Eschelbeck, CTO and VP of Engineering at Qualys. Eschelbeck, along with other experts in the community, provided contributions to the development of the SANS Top 20 list.
Qualys' on demand model provides customers with immediate vulnerability updates, such as the Top 20 listing, without the need for installing software or building out additional infrastructure. In addition to the free scan, the QualysGuard® service detects new exposures in the SANS Top 20.
About QualysWith 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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