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MEDIA ALERT: Qualys Offers Free Remote Endpoint Protection Solution to Help Enterprises Secure Remote Workforces with One Click

Provides instant security assessment, visibility and remote computer patching with zero impact on VPN bandwidth for both corporate and personal computers

FOSTER CITY, Calif. March 24, 2020 - Qualys, Inc. (NASDAQ: QLYS), a pioneer and leading provider of cloud-based security and compliance solutions, today announced a cloud-based remote endpoint protection solution at no charge to its customers for 60 days that allows IT and security teams to protect the computers of remote employees.

To enable this free 60-day solution visit, qualys.com/remotepatching. It will initially be available for Qualys customers. Delivery to others will be prioritized based on their signup date.

The Qualys remote endpoint security solution allows security teams to leverage the lightweight Qualys Cloud Agent to:

  • Complete an up-to-date inventory of all their remote endpoint hardware and the applications they are running
  • Gain a real-time view of all critical vulnerabilities impacting the operating system and applications posing a risk to these devices
  • Remotely patch these systems within hours from the cloud with one click of a mouse without using the limited bandwidth available on VPN gateways
  • Realize visibility in device hygiene by tracking common misconfigurations that leave the endpoints exposed to exploits

Remote View Dashboard
Free Remote Endpoint Protection with Unified Dynamic Dashboard to visualize every facet of the company’s security effort from remote endpoints connecting to the network, outdated VPN clients, prioritized vulnerabilities with public exploits as well as hosts missing critical patches, and hosts awaiting reboots after patching. Click to enlarge

In summary, the free Cloud-based Qualys Remote Protection solution allows security teams to gain instant and continuous visibility of remote computers, easily see missing patches for critical vulnerabilities and deploy them from the cloud. The patches are delivered securely and directly from vendors’ websites and content delivery networks to ensure there is little to no impact on external VPN bandwidth.

If you are a Qualys customer who already has the Qualys Cloud Agent, these systems can be easily enabled to deploy patches via the Qualys Cloud Platform, without the need to touch the client systems. Alternatively, a lightweight Qualys agent is deployed to the remote computers.

“The entire Qualys team is pleased that during these critical times, we can offer a real solution that will allow companies to ensure the security of both corporate and personal computers,” said Philippe Courtot, chairman and CEO of Qualys. “Thanks to our cloud-based implementation, this offer will enable companies to assess in real-time their security and compliance posture and remotely patch employees’ devices with the click of a button.”

Important Note:
The initial version supports patching on Microsoft Windows 7 and above. Patching for Macs as well as the addition of Malware detection and protection will be available soon.

Zoom and Qualys Webinar
Additionally, Qualys Chief Product Officer and President, Sumedh Thakar will host a conversation with Randy Barr, head of product security at Zoom to discuss the cybersecurity challenges created by remote workforces. This will include approaches to delivering security to remote workers while avoiding impacting business operations. To register visit https://www.qualys.com/webinar/remote.

Additional Resources
Blog: Free Remote Endpoint Protection Solution Secures Remote Workforce
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About Qualys
Qualys, Inc. (NASDAQ: QLYS) is a pioneer and leading provider of cloud-based security and compliance solutions with over 15,700 active customers in more than 130 countries, including a majority of each of the Forbes Global 100 and Fortune 100. Qualys helps organizations streamline and consolidate their security and compliance solutions in a single platform and build security into digital transformation initiatives for greater agility, better business outcomes, and substantial cost savings.

The Qualys Cloud Platform and its integrated Cloud Apps deliver businesses critical security intelligence continuously, enabling them to automate the full spectrum of auditing, compliance, and protection for IT systems and web applications across on premises, endpoints, cloud, containers, and mobile environments. Founded in 1999 as one of the first SaaS security companies, Qualys has established strategic partnerships with leading cloud providers like Amazon Web Services, Microsoft Azure and the Google Cloud Platform, and managed service providers and consulting organizations including Accenture, BT, Cognizant Technology Solutions, Deutsche Telekom, DXC Technology, Fujitsu, HCL Technologies, IBM, Infosys, NTT, Optiv, SecureWorks, Tata Communications, Verizon and Wipro. The company is also a founding member of the Cloud Security Alliance. For more information, please visit www.qualys.com.

Media Contact:
Tami Casey
Director, Global Corporate Communications
Qualys
+1 (650) 801-6196
tcasey@qualys.com