Partnership Complements VeriSign MSS Offering with Qualys’ On Demand SaaS Solution
San Francisco, CA - RSA Conference 2007 (Booth #1216) - February 6, 2007 - Qualys, Inc., the leading provider of on-demand security risk and compliance management solutions, today announced a partnership with VeriSign that will help VeriSign Managed Security Services (MSS) customers better prevent, detect and respond to vulnerabilities and threats in real-time. Under terms of the partnership, VeriSign MSS will leverage Qualys’ On Demand security risk and compliance management platform to scan critical customer assets, analyze threat data and correlate it in real time – enabling customers to effectively manage risk and produce documentation for regulatory compliance. As part of the agreement, VeriSign will resell QualysGuard as part of its MSS offerings.
“Throughout 2006, organizations continued to accept managed services as a viable, trusted business solution,” said Allan Carey, program manager, Security Services at IDC. “I anticipate further market adoption as customers who employ a managed security service, fully integrated with vulnerability management, realize immediate benefits, including reduced operational expenses and increased visibility into cyber threats on a global scale.”
“Enterprises are continually looking for ways to improve their security posture while easing their IT burdens and regulatory requirements,” said Scott Magrath, general manager, Managed Security Services, VeriSign. “The combination of VeriSign Managed Security Services’ offerings, augmented with Qualys’ vulnerability management platform, provides a comprehensive risk management and compliance solution for enterprises and government organizations.”
The combined Qualys/VeriSign solution will allow customers to deploy vulnerability management and policy compliance services on a global scale. In addition to alerting customers when hosts are vulnerable to a possible attack, the combined solution offers dynamic correlation of real-time attack information with Qualys vulnerability data, alerting customers to real security incidents, while limiting false positives.
“The Qualys and VeriSign partnership further illustrates the move industry-wide toward security-as-a-service and MSS offerings,” said Philippe Courtot, CEO and Chairman at Qualys. “As established vendors align themselves with the on demand approach, the transition away from traditional enterprise software will continue. The result will be greater simplicity, better performance and a higher return-on-investment for end-user organizations.”
VeriSign, Inc. (Nasdaq: VRSN), operates intelligent infrastructure services that enable and protect billions of interactions every day across the world’s voice and data networks. Additional news and information about the company is available at www.verisign.com
Qualys, Inc. is the leading provider of on-demand security risk and compliance management solutions. Qualys is the only security company that delivers these solutions through a single software-as-a-service platform. QualysGuard® allows organizations to strengthen security of their networks and conduct automated security audits to ensure compliance with policies and regulations. As a scalable and open platform, QualysGuard enables partners to broaden their managed security offerings and expand their consulting services. Qualys’ on-demand solutions are deployed in a matter of hours anywhere in the world, providing customers an immediate view of their security and compliance posture. QualysGuard is the widest deployed security on-demand solution in the world, performing over 150 million IP audits per year. For more information, please visit www.qualys.com.
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