Proactive Attack Simulation and Threat Detection Automated Through Integration of Leading Security and Vulnerability Management Solutions

London, UK — Apr. 22, 2013

Qualys, Inc. (NASDAQ: QLYS), a pioneer and leading provider of cloud security and compliance solutions and FireMon,the leading provider of security management and risk analysis solutions, today announced the integration of QualysGuard Vulnerability Management (VM) and FireMon Security Manager with Risk Analyzer in FireMon’s upcoming Version 7.0 release.

This enables customers to analyse their security postures across large network security infrastructures, evaluate remediation efforts through attack simulation, and see the impact of their actions to reduce risk and meet compliance regulations. Security organisations can now automate the real-time identification of assets that are truly at risk within their networks, and prioritise their remediation efforts to reduce the greatest amount of risk with the least amount of effort.

With the integration, QualysGuard VM provides information feeds for the full lifecycle of network auditing and vulnerability management, including network discovery and mapping, asset prioritisation, vulnerability reporting correlated with known malwares and exploits, and remediation tracking according to business risk. Leveraging the QualysGuard Cloud Platform, it offers the most comprehensive vulnerability KnowledgeBase in the industry and six sigma accuracy, and the scalability to scan across even the largest, most complex environments, for public or private cloud, and including network perimeters, DMZs and LANs.

FireMon Security Manager with Risk Analyzer is automatically updated with the latest QualysGuard VM scan results, and combined with Security Manager’s real-time network configuration and topology knowledge, provides customers with the most comprehensive and real-time solution to identifying exactly what assets on their network are at truly at risk and which they should remediate first to reduce the greatest amount of risk

Philippe Courtot, Chairman and CEO of Qualys, commented: “As IT environments are becoming increasingly complex with critical assets with information residing in multiple locations inside or outside of the enterprise firewall, identifying critical vulnerabilities and prioritising their remediation on a continuous basis has become essential. Our integration with FireMon now allows us to provide a proactive attack simulation before hackers can get in.”

Jody Brazil, President and CTO of FireMon commented: “The integrated FireMon Security Manager with Risk Analyzer and QualysGuard Vulnerability Management solution empowers IT Security organisations to automate the identification of assets that are truly at risk, and to know their network risk posture is always updated in real-time. This enables customers to move to a risk-centric security operations model that enables them to proactively identify and patch or make unreachable important assets that could be exploited before attackers do.”


About QualysGuard Cloud Platform

The QualysGuard Cloud Platform and its integrated suite of security and compliance solutions helps provide organizations of all sizes with a global view of their security and compliance posture, while reducing their total cost of ownership. The QualysGuard Cloud Suite, which includes Vulnerability Management, Web Application Scanning, Malware Detection Service, Policy Compliance, PCI Compliance and Qualys SECURE Seal, enable customers to identify their IT assets, collect and analyze large amounts of IT security data, discover and prioritize vulnerabilities and malware, recommend remediation actions and verify the implementation of such actions.

About Qualys

Qualys, Inc. (NASDAQ: QLYS), is a pioneer and leading provider of cloud security and compliance solutions with over 6,000 customers in more than 100 countries, including a majority of each of the Forbes Global 100 and Fortune 100. The QualysGuard Cloud Platform and integrated suite of solutions help organizations simplify security operations and lower the cost of compliance by delivering critical security intelligence on demand and automating the full spectrum of auditing, compliance and protection for IT systems and web applications. Founded in 1999, Qualys has established strategic partnerships with leading managed service providers and consulting organizations, including Accuvant, BT, Dell SecureWorks, Fujitsu, NTT, Symantec, Verizon, and Wipro. The company is also a founding member of the Cloud Security Alliance (CSA).

For more information, please visit http://www.qualys.com.

About FireMon

FireMon provides enterprises and government with security management software that gives them deeper visibility and tighter control over their network security infrastructure. The FireMon solution set – Security Manager, Policy Planner and Risk Analyzer – enables customers to identify network risk, proactively eliminate those vulnerabilities and strengthen security throughout the organization, and reduce the cost of security operations and compliance. Together, they create a highly-effective and consistent solution for efficiently managing security operations. For more information, visit http://www.firemon.com.

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