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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.

"At Ancestry.com, we have millions of visitors per month and many perimeter devices that we operate to secure against possible attacks,” said Deal Daly, VP of information technology for Ancestry.com. “The Qualys Continuous Monitoring service delivers real-time alerts of security and network configuration issues that we can proactively remediate.”

“The Cloud is expanding the boundaries of the corporate perimeter to include every browser, device or application that touches the Internet, leaving us more exposed to cyber-attacks than ever,” said Philippe Courtot, chairman and CEO for Qualys. “With our groundbreaking Continuous Monitoring service, companies can see their perimeter the way today’s hackers do, so that threats can be identified and addressed before they turn into breaches.”

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Qualys also announced today the general availability of its QualysGuard Web Application Firewall (WAF) service for web applications running in Amazon EC2 and on-premise. Deployed as a virtual image alongside web applications, the QualysGuard WAF can be set up and configured within minutes, enabling organizations to easily provide protection for their websites.

“Companies today are challenged with protecting their websites against attacks and complying with the Payment Card Industry (PCI) standard for transactions on their sites. But many organizations, especially smaller businesses, do not have the expertise or resources to effectively deploy WAFs,” said Charles Kolodgy, Research VP at IDC. “By introducing a lower cost, easy-to-use and deploy WAF cloud solution, Qualys can aid organizations in improving protection of their websites and web applications.”

The QualysGuard WAF cloud service provides rapid deployment of robust security for web applications with minimal cost of ownership, and it is constantly updated with new rules to keep up with application updates and newly emerging threats.

“Large organizations typically have thousands of web applications to protect, while smaller businesses don’t have the resources and IT staff to protect them,” said Philippe Courtot, chairman and CEO for Qualys. “The general availability our WAF service will offer customers the flexibility they need to protect their applications no matter where they reside and whether they have a few or thousands of them.”

Read the full announcement.

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