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Security Solutions for Financial Service Firms

When we receive notifications from our Qualys scans we instantly see a comparison to the previous scan and know if everything is okay, or if there is a new vulnerability we need to take care of right away.

Network Administrator, American State Bank

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Financial firms, no matter their size, or whether publicly or privately owned, need to not only stay secure - but must be able to validate that level of security to internal and external auditors.

A number of the regulations include Sarbanes-Oxley, which calls for the strict protection of financial-reporting information, the Gramm-Leach-Bliley Act (GLBA), which mandates protected customer financial information be maintained to high levels of security and privacy. Finally, if the institution accepts or processes credit cards, there's the Payment Card Industry Data Security Standard (PCI DSS). That's in addition to, depending on the nature of the firm, mandates from the FDIC, the Federal Reserve, or the Office of Thrift Supervision (OTS), and the data breach disclosure laws in place in nearly all fifty states.

For these reasons, more small and mid-sized enterprises seek security solutions that help them to enhance their security efforts by putting in place effective and sustainable vulnerability and risk management programs. In this way, small and mid-sized enterprises can quantify their compliance and security progress and proactively maintain the confidentiality, integrity, and availability of their IT systems and sensitive customer information.

How Qualys Helps Financial Services Firms

Qualys' on-demand solution provide a fully automated way to identify vulnerabilities, track remediation, reduce network security risks, and reporting necessary to meet financial services IT compliance requirements.

By continuously and proactively monitoring all network access points, Qualys dramatically reduces security managers' time researching, scanning and fixing network exposures and enables financial services to eliminate network vulnerabilities before they can be exploited. Driven by the most comprehensive vulnerability KnowledgeBase in the industry, Qualys identifies software and configuration security gaps and provides the immediate insight needed to keep financial systems secure.

And because Qualys' Vulnerability Management, Policy Compliance, and Web Application Scanning solutions are delivered as an on-demand Web service, it achieves this at a fraction of the cost associated with traditional software.

Insightful, easy-to-grasp reports for both business and technical managers means the entire organization knows the security and compliance status at any given time. While, pre-built and fully customizable reporting capabilities provides a straightforward substantiation of security and compliance levels to internal auditing teams and external regulators.

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