Redwood City, CA - April 5, 2007 - Qualys, Inc., the leading provider of on demand security risk and compliance management solutions, today announced that QualysGuard Enterprise was voted the 2007 Readers’ Choice Gold Award winner, by readers of Information Security™ magazine and SearchSecurity.com™ in the vulnerability management category – which includes vulnerability management lifecycle, vulnerability assessment and automated patch management.
As noted on SearchSecurity.com, readers praised QualysGuard Enterprise’s ability to identify vulnerabilities quickly and accurately. Readers gave QualysGuard – which identifies potential network exploits and audits networks for security compliance – outstanding marks for being easy to deploy, configure and administer. Respondents also commended QualysGuard Enterprise for the breadth of applications and devices with which it works; vendor service and support; and overall ROI, which most respondents rated as “excellent” or “good.”
The results were based on surveys taken by 1,595 information security executives and managers who evaluated 340 products, in 15 product categories, that are deployed within their organizations. Nine months in the making, the awards reflect extensive, in-depth discussions and interviews between TechTarget® editors, security technology experts, and the Information Security Editorial Advisory board to define the appropriate categories and highly granular or specific criteria to encompass the most critical security technologies and functionality.
“As a customer-voted award, it is a great honor for QualysGuard to receive this recognition,” said Philippe Courtot, CEO and chairman of Qualys. “This award underscores the significant advantages of the Software-as-a-Service delivery model and we remain always grateful of the many customers, both small and large, who help us design and continuously improve QualysGuard.”
Winners were based on the cumulative weighted responses for each product category criteria. Editors arrived at a product’s overall score by calculating the average score it received for each criterion, applying the weighted percentage and adding the adjusted scores. In each category, the highest overall score received the gold medal, the next highest earned the silver medal, and the third highest took the bronze medal.
Information Security is the enterprise security and risk managers’ leading source of critical, objective information on strategic and practical security issues. Information Security’s team of veteran security journalists and experts break down the security problems challenging enterprises and provide practical resolutions. Its in-depth, comprehensive reports and analyses provide security managers–department managers to CXOs – with the tools, knowledge and information they need to make informed decisions about how to safeguard their enterprises, comply with regulations and standards, and reduce risk. The publication’s analysis of technology and products provide a guide for budgeting and purchasing decisions and trends reports, case studies and industry-leading exposes offers security managers insight into how their peers are addressing and solving key security issues. Information Security is an indispensable guide for any security manager and executive charged with protecting information assets and reducing risk.
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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 the 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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