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Redwood City, Calif. - September 23, 2009 - Qualys, Inc., the leading provider of on demand IT security risk and compliance management solutions, today announced that for the third consecutive year, QualysGuard® was voted the 2009 Readers’ Choice Gold Award winner in the vulnerability management category by readers of Information Security™ Magazine and SearchSecurity.com™.
As noted in the September issue of Information Security Magazine, readers gave QualysGuard high marks across the board, particularly praising its ease of installation, the accuracy in which it identifies vulnerabilities, as well as the breadth of applications and devices covered.
This year’s Information Security and SearchSecurity.com Readers’ Choice Awards were determined by a record 1721 voters who evaluated 360 products in 17 product categories. Respondents were asked to rate each product based on criteria specific to each category and in every category respondents were asked to rate the product based on “Investment ROI.”
“The challenge we all face is the increased sophistication of the attacks coupled with accelerated adoption of new technology. It is only by working closely with our users and the security community that we can effectively tackle such a challenge,” said Philippe Courtot, CEO and chairman of Qualys. “We are deeply honored that QualysGuard has yet again received recognition from so many customers and we sincerely thank them for that and for helping us better answer their needs.”
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.
To learn more about QualysGuard, please visit www.qualys.com.
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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 visit www.qualys.com.
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