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Call for Papers: Qualys Security Conference 2015

Our annual user conference, QSC15 is quickly approaching and we are looking for presentations on hot topics related to security, best practices and case studies leveraging the use of Qualys technologies.

If you would like to be considered as a presenter, please send a session title and short abstract to Melissa Liton at mliton@qualys.com. The CFP is open until August 10, 2015.

This year’s event will be held at the Aria Hotel and Convention Center October 8-9, in Las Vegas. QSC is a unique event with the main purpose to connect our customers and partners with our engineers and leading industry experts. To learn more about Qualys Security Conference, see the QSC14 highlights reel.

Qualys Named a Finalist for Seven 2015 SC Awards

SC Awards 2015 Finalist Honored in the U.S.Qualys has been named a finalist in seven categories for the 2015 SC Awards which recognizes outstanding leadership and achievement in information security. In addition to being named a finalist for the coveted Best Security Company of the Year, Qualys is also a finalist in the following categories: Best Customer Service, Best Vulnerability Management Solution, Best Policy Compliance Solution, Best Risk/Policy Management Solution, Best SME Security Solution, Best Enterprise Security Solution and Best Regulatory Compliance Solution.

The SC Awards is one of the information security industry’s most prominent recognition for cybersecurity professionals, products and services. The awards recognize the achievements of security professionals in the field, the innovations happening in the vendor and service provider communities, and the vigilant work of government, commercial and nonprofit entities. Winners of this year’s SC Awards U.S. will be announced at a gala dinner and award ceremony to be held in San Francisco on April 21, 2015.

Black Hat USA 2014: Security Risks of the Internet of Things

Black Hat USA 2014 is one of the most widely attended security conferences of the year and this year there were a number of interesting briefings on a variety of topics such as automotive attack surfaces, POS malware, cloudbots and more. Qualys presented two pieces of research surrounding TSA vulnerabilities as well as hacking physical devices such as keyless cars and home alarm systems.

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Qualys Wins Best Security Company at SC Magazine Awards

scawards2014_winnervert_553993_553994Qualys is proud to announce that it was named Best Security Company earlier this week at the 2014 SC Magazine Awards. The awards acknowledge companies with superior security products that help customers tackle today’s most pressing information-technology (IT) challenges. The announcement was made on February 25, 2014 at the 17th annual SC Awards U.S. Gala in San Francisco, in conjunction with the annual RSA Conference. The criteria for the judging included: product line strength, customer base, customer service/support, research and development, and innovation.

“The SC Awards are the security industry’s most prestigious accolade, bestowed only to the most impressive companies in the security industry,” said Illena Armstrong, VP of editorial, SC Magazine. “Qualys can be very proud of this achievement and the many long hours of dedicated service that it represents.”

“We are honored to be named the Best Security Company by SC Magazine,” said Philippe Courtot, chairman and CEO, Qualys. “We share this honor with our customers and partners, who throughout the years, have been our guiding force to continue improving our existing cloud-based security and compliance solutions and design new innovative ones.”

Qualys also won the award for SC Award for Best Security Company in 2011. Read the full news release.

Qualys Launches New Free Top 4 Service

In collaboration with the SANS Institute and the Council on CyberSecurity, Qualys today announced a new free service to help organizations implement the Top 4 Critical Security Controls to fend off attacks. The new service, available at https://qualys.com/top4, helps organizations quickly determine if the PCs in their environments have properly implemented the Top 4 Critical Security Controls, which the Council on CyberSecurity estimates can help companies prevent 85% of cyber-attacks.

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The New Continuous Monitoring Service and the GA of QualysGuard WAF

Today at RSA Conference, Qualys announced its new Continuous Monitoring service, empowering customers to continuously monitor mission-critical assets throughout their perimeter and immediately get alerted to anomalies that could expose them to cyber attacks. The service gives organizations the ability to proactively identify threats and unexpected changes in Internet-facing devices within their DMZ, cloud-based environments, and web applications before they are breached by attackers, bringing a new paradigm to vulnerability management.

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Risk I/O Partners with Qualys to Monitor Perimeter Security Risks

Risk_I_O_LogoRisk I/O announced today that it has partnered with Qualys to integrate QualysGuard Vulnerability Management (VM) into Risk I/O, providing perimeter vulnerability scanning for its customers. For businesses that need to understand the vulnerability and threat risks of their organization’s perimeter in real-time, the new integration enables them to sync their vulnerability data with Risk I/O’s threat processing engine, allowing organizations to gain visibility into their most likely vector for a breach.

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AlgoSec Partners with Qualys

44190_LogoAlgoSecAlgoSec, the market leader for Security Policy Management and Qualys today announced their partnership to enable businesses to manage security and risk across their organizations. With the partnership, the latest version of the AlgoSec Security Management Suite includes integration with QualysGuard Vulnerability Management (VM) to aggregate and score vulnerabilities associated with data center applications and their associated physical or virtual servers. This provides customers with unprecedented visibility into the risk levels of data center applications – even as they change – enabling IT and security teams to effectively communicate with business stakeholders so they can “own their risk” by quickly taking the actions needed to mitigate IT security issues.

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PathDefender to Deliver QualysGuard Solutions as Part of McAfee Secure Services

pathdefenderQualys today announced a partnership with PathDefender, (name changed to TrustedSite in 2015) the operator of the McAfee Secure Services, to provide QualysGuard® security and compliance solutions as part of its McAfee Secure services to make the Internet safer for consumers and businesses.

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Accuvant Partners with Qualys for Continuous Vulnerability Management Solution

accuvantAccuvant, the Authoritative Source for information security, today announced its partnership with Qualys to launch the Vulnerability Management Solution (VMS), the latest innovative offering in its managed services portfolio.

VMS combines elements of Qualys’industry-leading QualysGuard Cloud Platform with Accuvant’s advanced security expertise and methodologies, providing enterprise-level organizations with a continuous vulnerability scanning and validation service. It enables enterprise organizations to outsource a critical function while ensuring protection so they can focus on other important aspects of their businesses.

“Accuvant has built an impressive portfolio of managed security and consulting services,” said Philippe Courtot, chairman and CEO of Qualys. “QualysGuard augments Accuvant’s offerings with an advanced vulnerability management platform, helping clients secure and protect IT assets on a continuous basis.”

Read the full announcement.