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Symantec Selects Qualys On Demand Vulnerability Management to Deliver Enhanced Managed Security Services

  • 23 March, 2006 16:19

<p>Combined Solutions Provide Threat Analysis and Correlation, Increased Efficiency and Help to Ensure Regulatory Compliance</p>
<p>AUSTRALIA, Sydney. 22 March 2006 - Qualys Inc., the leading provider of on demand vulnerability management, today announced a strategic partnership with Symantec Managed Security Services(tm) (MSS). Through this partnership, Symantec will offer Qualys' on demand service to its MSS enterprise customers, providing them with a comprehensive security solution that scans, correlates, assesses and analyses threat data, enabling these organisations to increase operational efficiency, effectively manage risk and produce security monitoring documentation for regulatory compliance.</p>
<p>"Correlation of vulnerability data with attacks and alerts is a key requirement for customers seeking an MSS solution. It offers customers better visibility into their organisations' risk posture and allows them to address relevant attacks before they occur," said Allan Carey, program manager, Security Services at IDC. "Offering a managed security service fully integrated with vulnerability management is what the market has been looking for."</p>
<p>"Integrating vulnerability data with security monitoring as part of an overall risk management program is extremely valuable to our customers, said Grant Geyer, vice president, Symantec Managed Security Services. "Partnering with Qualys underscores this commitment to provide our customers with the ability to easily purchase a leading vulnerability management solution and security monitoring services from one provider."</p>
<p>Symantec MSS delivers real-time threat analysis that helps organisations establish compliance and mitigate business risk at acceptable cost in the face of today's emerging threats. These services offload the burden of real-time network monitoring, advanced security analysis, and global intelligence correlation to Symantec while allowing businesses to maintain complete insight into critical business information.</p>
<p>Through the integration with Qualys, Symantec MSS now offers a state-of-the-art vulnerability management solution that can be deployed on a global scale without any software to install or manage. This integration offers dynamic correlation of real-time attack information with vulnerability data, limits false positives and alerts customers when hosts are vulnerable to a reported attack.</p>
<p>"Customers were looking for a solution that correlates vulnerability data with attack information to better mitigate risks and reduce operational expenses. They were also looking for a solution that can be deployed globally without having to dedicate additional resources," said Philippe Courtot, chairman and CEO of Qualys. "This combined offering from Symantec MSS fulfils these requirements for all enterprise organisations and government agencies."</p>
<p>About QualysGuard</p>
<p>Qualys brings the speed, accuracy and cost-effectiveness of the software-as-a-service model to enterprise security. It's QualysGuard on demand vulnerability management and policy compliance service enables organisations to assess and manage business risk. QualysGuard gives users an automated way to map global assets, identify vulnerabilities on their networks, prioritise remediation according to business risk, and ensure regulatory compliance-with no infrastructure to deploy or manage.</p>
<p>About Qualys</p>
<p>With more than 2,000 subscribers ranging from small businesses to multinational corporations, Qualys has become the leader in on demand vulnerability management and policy compliance. The company allows security managers to strengthen the security of their networks effectively, conduct automated security audits and ensure compliance with internal policies and external regulations. Qualys' on demand technology offers customers significant economic advantages, requiring no capital outlay or infrastructure to deploy and manage. Its distributed scanning capabilities and unprecedented scalability make it ideal for large, distributed organisations. Hundreds of large companies have deployed Qualys on a global scale, including AXA, DuPont, Hershey Foods, ICI Ltd, Novartis, Sodexho, Standard Chartered Bank and many others. Qualys is headquartered in Redwood Shores, California, with European offices in France, Germany and the U.K., and Asian representatives in Japan, Singapore, Australia, Korea and the Republic of China. For more information, please visit</p>
<p>About Symantec</p>
<p>Symantec is the world leader in providing solutions to help individuals and enterprises assure the security, availability, and integrity of their information. Headquartered in Cupertino, Calif., Symantec has operations in more than 40 countries. More information is available at</p>
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<p>Antoinette Trovato
Public Relations Manager - Pacific
02 8879 1173</p>
<p>Anastasia Jones
Max Australia
02 9954 3492</p>

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