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London, UK - April 25, 2007 - Qualys, the leading provider of on demand security risk and compliance management solutions, announced today that its QualysGuard On Demand Platform was voted Best Security Product and Best Vulnerability Assessment Solution at the annual SC Awards ceremony held on April 24 at the Hurlingham Club in London.
These two awards reflect on the growing contribution made by Qualys to securing a wide range of networks in Europe. The company was singled out by both the readers of SC Magazine and the judging panel comprising senior European security experts.
Built on the world’s widest deployed on demand, Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) security solution, QualysGuard 5.0 is the platform for delivering next generation security risk and compliance management solutions that allow security managers and auditors to get a continuous view of a company’s security and compliance posture.
“Regulations such as the Sarbanes-Oxley Act and Basel II have pushed compliance to the forefront of the executive’s agenda,” said Andreas Wuchner, Head of Security Architecture and Strategy at Novartis. “In this environment, security managers must tie their vulnerability management and security auditing practices to broader corporate risk and compliance initiatives.”
The QualysGuard On Demand Platform is now performing more than 150 million IP production scans per annum with Six Sigma accuracy (less than 3.4 scanning errors per million IP scans). It remotely manages 4,600 scanner appliances deployed in 85 countries, supporting more than 2,700 customers, including 31 Fortune 100 and over 300 Forbes global 2000 organizations.
“These two awards clearly underscore Qualys’ market and thought leadership in our space. With the support of our customers and partners, we are now working at expanding QualysGuard’s reach by bringing security and compliance together as a single solution delivered through our Software-as-a-Service model,” said Philippe Courtot, CEO and chairman of Qualys.
The SC Magazine Awards Europe highlight and reward the finest products, people and services in the information security industry. The SC Awards are simply unrivalled in terms of prestige and are renowned for the transparency and independence of the entry and the judging process.
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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