SOURCE: Qualys

Qualys

Qualys

September 29, 2011 08:00 ET

Allgress to Provide Free Licenses of Vulnerability Analysis Module (VAM) to Qualys Customers

Integration With QualysGuard Security-as-a-Service Platform Offers Extended Reporting and Analytic Features for Security and Compliance Initiatives

SAN FRANCISCO, CA--(Marketwire - Sep 29, 2011) - Allgress, a provider of IT security solutions to companies challenged by complex security and regulatory environments, and Qualys®, Inc., the leading provider of Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) IT security risk and compliance management solutions, today announced at the Qualys Security Conference 2011 (#qsc2011), an exclusive offer to provide a free license of Allgress' Vulnerability Analysis Module (VAM) for QualysGuard customers. VAM provides QualysGuard® users extended reporting, analytics, and mitigation workflow. Customers who currently use third party reporting tools can use VAM to import QualysGuard scan data into a central repository, where they can then generate graphical reports and analysis based on security risk and business context of IT assets within the enterprise.

QualysGuard is the most widely deployed on demand security solution in the world, used by more than 5,000 organizations, including some of the largest global enterprises. With QualysGuard's SaaS architecture, users can access and manage enterprise IT security and compliance from any web browser. Now customers can use the free VAM module from Allgress to integrate with QualysGuard, eliminating the use of spreadsheets and reducing time spent analyzing and prioritizing vulnerabilities.

"Allgress is an excellent complement to our QualysGuard environment, greatly extending our analytic and risk intelligence capabilities," said Dave Cullinane, chief information security officer for eBay.

The Allgress VAM Module helps eBay to deliver custom analysis and reports based on QualysGuard scan data. This makes it easier for eBay's security staff to help its managers to quickly take action that mitigates possible threats.

"We have been working closely with Allgress -- whose focus is helping companies remove the complexity and challenges of IT security -- to provide this free module to our customers," said Philippe Courtot, chairman and CEO for Qualys. "This integration will provide QualysGuard customers with a snapshot view of threats, helping them efficiently prioritize efforts to successfully mitigate risk."

"Thousands of companies all over the world rely on QualysGuard and its innovative SaaS approach for accurate, easy-to-use IT security and compliance services," said Jeff Bennett, president for Allgress. "We are pleased to leverage this powerful platform to deliver actionable reports and analysis to joint customers."

For more information, or to download the free limited edition VAM, visit allgress.com/qualys. Additional details about VAM are available at: http://www.qualys.com/docs/Allgress.pdf

About Allgress
Allgress provides software and professional services that enhance an organization's ability to see clearly the relationship between IT security and risk to the organization. Our products and services allow CIOs and CISOs to better plan, analyze, manage, and communicate IT security, and to help business managers better understand the business risk inherent in every security decision as well as the security implications in every business decision. For more information, visit www.allgress.com

About Qualys
Qualys, Inc. is the leading provider of Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) IT security risk and compliance management solutions. Qualys solutions are deployed in a matter of hours anywhere in the world, providing customers an immediate and continuous view of their security and compliance postures.

The QualysGuard® service is used today by more than 5,000 organizations in 85 countries, including 45 of the Fortune 100, and performs more than 500 million IP audits per year. Qualys has the largest vulnerability management deployment in the world at a leading global company, and has been recognized by leading industry analysts for its market leadership. Qualys was recently named Best Security Company in the Excellence Awards category of the 2011 SC Awards U.S.

Qualys has established strategic agreements with leading managed service providers and consulting organizations including BT, Etisalat, Fujitsu, IBM, I(TS)2, LAC, NTT, Dell SecureWorks, Symantec, Tata Communications and TELUS. Qualys is a founding member of the Cloud Security Alliance (CSA).

For more information, please visit www.qualys.com.

Contact Information

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    Melinda Marks
    Qualys, Inc.
    (650) 801-6242
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    Matthew Grant
    Schwartz Communications for Qualys
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