Leading Canadian Telecommunications Provider Enhances MSS Offering with QualysGuard On Demand SaaS Solutions and Selects QualysGuard as a Key Element of its Security Posture Assessment Practice
Toronto - SecTor Conference, BOOTH # 10 - November 20, 2007 - Qualys, Inc., the leading provider of on demand security risk and compliance management solutions, today announced that TELUS Security Solutions has selected Qualys’ technology to add a new vulnerability and compliance management service to the company’s current Managed Security Services (MSS) offering. The partnership further enhances its customers’ ability to prevent, detect and respond to vulnerabilities and threats in real-time. TELUS Security Solutions MSS will leverage Qualys’ on demand security risk and compliance management platform, QualysGuard, to scan customer assets, analyze threat data and correlate it in real time – enabling customers to effectively manage risk and produce documentation for regulatory compliance. Additionally, TELUS Security Solutions will augment the QualysGuard platform with its proven Assurent zero-day threat and vulnerability service.
With growing demand for security solutions that address privacy concerns and regulatory compliance, TELUS’ MSS delivers immediate assessment and reporting for customers’ IT risk and compliance posture as they relate to global requirements for PCI DSS (Payment Card Industry Data Security Standard) as well as C-Sox (also referred to as Bill 198) and MITS (Management of Information Technology Security) for companies and government agencies in Canada. Under the terms of the agreement, Canadian customers can now obtain Qualys’ leading security-as-a-service (Security SaaS) platform through a trusted partner, with data hosted at a local Canadian-based Security Operations Center (SOC), meeting the stringent privacy requirements required by Canadian federal and provincial government agencies.
TELUS will launch its Proactive Vulnerability Management Service powered by Qualys in January 2008. Under the terms of the agreement, TELUS Security Solutions will resell QualysGuard as well as leverage it for both their consulting organization and as the exclusive technology for the MSS offering. The service will assist customers by assigning highly skilled security analysts to frequently scan key assets, analyze results to determine threats that pose a risk and work with customers to pragmatically prioritize and remediate high risk threats. Customers with in-house expertise can work with TELUS to obtain the Canadian hosted-version of Qualys as a self-service option.
“The top-quality vulnerability management and policy compliance scanning capabilities provided by Qualys enable TELUS Security Solutions to continue to deliver on our mandate of bringing industry-leading capabilities to both our consulting and managed security customers,” said Dr. Richard Reiner, chief security and technology officer, TELUS Security Solutions. “The accuracy, scalability and ease of deployment that the Qualys platform delivers allows us to meet and exceed the expectations of our customers.”
“When we set out to identify the next-generation platform for vulnerability management, we wanted a partner that understood it to be more than just scanning. We sought a company that understood risk in its fullest sense,” said Mark Noppe, managing director of TELUS Security Solutions. “Qualys is a key component of our security solutions mission to enable Canadian customers to be in control of their security and compliance posture.”
“As consolidation in the high-tech industry and the security space in particular rages on, organizations are now migrating toward software-as-a-service and MSS offerings. They present a better alternative than having to install, maintain and secure enterprise software applications, as well as integrating disparate security solutions to protect their networks in an ever-increasingly complex and changing environment of technology and regulations,” said Philippe Courtot, CEO and chairman at Qualys. “TELUS’ Security Solutions MSS, leveraging Qualys’ vulnerability and compliance management SaaS platform, offers organizations a comprehensive, hassle-free and cost-effective solution to ensuring the security and compliance of their networks.”
QualysGuard is the exclusive vulnerability management platform used by TELUS’ Security Solutions team of over 70 security consultants and security researchers. The combined Qualys/TELUS service offering allows 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 and TELUS Assurent vulnerability data, alerting customers to real security incidents, while limiting false positives.
Qualys will be demonstrating its on demand security risk and compliance management platform at booth # 10 in the exhibition hall throughout the conference. Media and analysts interested in speaking with Qualys or in seeing a demonstration of the widest deployed security on demand solution in the world, QualysGuard, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org or call Kim Angell at (415) 512-0770.
TELUS (TSX: T) (TSX: T.A) (NYSE: TU) is a leading national telecommunications company in Canada, with $8.8 billion of annual revenue and 10.8 million customer connections including 5.1 million wireless subscribers, 4.5 million wireline network access lines and 1.1 million Internet subscribers. TELUS provides a wide range of communications products and services including data, Internet protocol (IP), voice, entertainment and video. Committed to being Canada’s premier corporate citizen, we give where we live. Since 2000, TELUS and our team members have contributed more than $91 million to charitable and non-profit organizations and volunteered more than 1.7 million hours of service to local communities. Eight TELUS Community Boards across Canada lead our philanthropic initiatives. For more information about TELUS, please visit telus.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 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.
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