Qualys today announced that QualysGuard WAS won the 2013 Information Security™ Magazine (ISM) and SearchSecurity.com™ Reader’s Choice Award for Application Security. The eighth annual Readers’ Choice Awards surveyed Information Security readers, asking for their votes and ratings on top security products in 19 categories, with participants asked to only vote on the products in use in their environments. The QualysGuard WAS cloud service was rated the highest in the Application Security category for helping enterprises identify and remediate issues before attackers can find and exploit them.
As noted on SearchSecurity.com, the QualysGuard WAS cloud service enables the continuous discovery and cataloging of web applications in use within an organization both on-premise and in the cloud. Then QualysGuard WAS assesses each application’s security status, identifies design flaws, unpatched holes and malware and spins out a comprehensive report that security and DevOps teams can use to prioritize and address remediation efforts. The product also offers a variety of APIs so that scan data can be provided to other security and compliance systems. According to Searchsecurity.com, readers “lauded the ease with which the product can be implemented.”
“Web application security is now a problem of scale as web applications have proliferated along with the number of attacks targeting them. Now corporations have thousands of web applications to deal with and secure from cyber attacks,” said Philippe Courtot, chairman and CEO for Qualys. “We are proud to see QualysGuard WAS receive the 2013 ISM Reader’s Choice Award for Application Security, and we would like to thank our customers and partners who have been instrumental in helping us build such a scalable solution. Our cloud architecture has allowed us to deliver customers an accurate, easy-to-use, cost-effective web application scanning solution, and as a result we are seeing significant momentum in its adoption.”
QualysGuard Vulnerability Management was also named the Silver winner in Vulnerability Management in The 2013 ISM Readers Choice Awards. Read the full news announcement, or read the article on the winners.