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Qualys and Archer Technologies Partner to Expand IT-GRC Capabilities with Comprehensive Vulnerability and Compliance Data

Seamless Integration Between QualysGuard and Archer’s Threat Management Solution Allows Clients to Reduce Risk and Gain Visibility into IT Controls

Redwood City, Calif. and Overland Park, Kan., - August 10, 2009 - Qualys®, Inc., a provider of on-demand IT security risk and compliance management solutions, and Archer Technologies, a provider of enterprise governance, risk and compliance (GRC) solutions, have partnered to make QualysGuard® vulnerability management and compliance data available to Archer’s Fortune 1000 clients. The integration of QualysGuard with Archer’s GRC platform—the Archer SmartSuite Framework—allows clients to automatically import comprehensive scan information from global assets into the Archer Threat Management solution.

“Today’s organizations are faced with many challenges to manage and maintain security risk and compliance initiatives on a global scale” said Philippe Courtot, Chairman and CEO of Qualys. “We are pleased to be a partner with Archer to offer customers a proven, scalable and cost effective solution to assess risk and collect IT compliance data for all systems within their networks at a cost they can afford.”

Integration Benefits

    Through of the Qualys and Archer integration, companies can:

    • Report on vulnerabilities and mis-configurations identified on their assets in one single view.
    • Assign ownership to issues, and track remediation efforts or accept the associated business risk.
    • Deliver real-time risk information via Archer’s robust reporting capabilities, allowing management to easily view the severity of vulnerabilities and the affected assets.

    According to recent Gartner research, “By facilitating the mapping of controls to specific IT resources, and by automating the collection and reporting of information on the degree to which those controls are being performed, IT GRCM can be used to improve an organization's external audit posture, reduce compliance reporting costs and improve an organization's capability to address IT risks.”

    “Through our partnership with Qualys, Archer customers will be able to expand their view of vulnerability and compliance issues, making it possible to proactively address potential and existing organizational compromises and expedite compliance reporting,” said Julian Waits, vice president of business development for Archer Technologies.

    For more information on the QualysGuard integration package for the Archer SmartSuite Framework, visit https://exchange.archer-tech.com/offering/1951.aspx.

    About Qualys

    Qualys, Inc. is the leading provider of on demand IT security risk and compliance management solutions – delivered as a service. Qualys’ Software-as-a-Service solutions are deployed in a matter of hours anywhere in the world, providing customers an immediate and continuous view of their security and compliance postures. The QualysGuard® service is used today by more than 3,500 organizations in 85 countries, including 40 of the Fortune Global 100 and performs more than 200 million IP audits per year. Qualys has the largest vulnerability management deployment in the world at a Fortune Global 50 company. Qualys has established strategic agreements with leading managed service providers and consulting organizations including BT, Etisalat, Fujitsu, IBM, I(TS)2, LAC, NTT, SecureWorks, Symantec, Tata Communications and TELUS. For more information, please http://www.qualys.com.

    About Archer Technologies

    Archer Technologies delivers enterprise governance, risk and compliance (GRC) solutions. With more than six million licensed users and a client list that includes one in four of the Fortune 100, Archer enables highly regulated companies to manage enterprise risks, demonstrate compliance, automate business processes, and gain visibility into corporate risk and security controls. Archer’s out-of-the-box solutions, including Policy, Risk, Compliance, Incident, Vendor, Threat, Business Continuity, Audit and Enterprise Management, are built on the flexible Archer SmartSuite Framework™, allowing clients to tailor the solutions according to their unique requirements. Whether deployed on-premise or via Archer’s SaaS model, the Framework has become a go-to GRC platform for many global organizations. Archer is the only vendor that delivers the Archer E-GRC Ecosystem™ comprised of out-of-the-box solutions, a flexible Framework, a robust user community, and an application and partner exchange, which provides clients the tools they need to build a best-in-class enterprise GRC program. For more information, visit www.archer.com or call 1-888-539-EGRC.

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