February 06, 2007 08:20 ET

KSR Integrates QualysGuard Into Its ROI-Driven Managed Risk Services

Combination Provides Customers With Industry's First Expert Driven Risk Mitigation Platform

SAN MATEO, CA -- (MARKET WIRE) -- February 6, 2007 -- KSR, Inc., the industry's first Managed Risk Services Provider (MRSP), today announced integration of Qualys' security risk and compliance management platform, QualysGuard 5.0, into KSR's broad suite of information risk services. KSR customers enjoy access to leading experts on information security and enterprise risk. Combining KSR's experts with QualysGuard results allows clients to enjoy ROI-driven, actionable risk mitigation.

"Customers are shifting focus to a holistic risk management approach, away from a reactive security stance," said Mark Iwanowski, KSR's Chief Executive Officer. "QualysGuard is a natural fit for KSR's Risk Aware™ risk management services. Leveraging their best-of-breed solution, we can provide customers with deeper insight into threats and weaknesses to protect their mission critical services and assets."

KSR's Risk Aware™ framework is the basis for a long term mitigation plan based upon an organization's ability to measure, remediate and ultimately manage information and organizational risk. The combination with QualysGuard 5.0 allows customers to manage the array of risks to the entire enterprise, and to weigh those against acceptable levels of risk, budget, and return-on-investment (ROI).

"Proactive security risk management and compliance are essential to today's enterprises," said Philippe Courtot, chairman and CEO of Qualys, Inc. "We are happy that KSR has selected to integrate Qualys' On Demand platform with their Managed Risk Services offering to assess the security and compliance posture of their customers."

The new KSR Managed Vulnerability Service is bundled with expert consultation review, powered by access to KSR's world-class experts and one of the most extensive and respected testing facilities in the industry, Neohapsis Labs.

About KSR

KSR is the first Managed Risk Services Provider (MSRP) to expertly align organizations unique risk profiles with a new breed of managed and professional services designed to mitigate corporate and personal liability. KSR's holistic approach to enterprise risk management blends security, information technology, and operations management with an innovative set of services that ensures ongoing confidentiality, integrity, availability, and efficiency. KSR serves mid-size and large enterprise customers worldwide, and the KSR team is made up of world-class experts from organizations such as Verisign, the US National Security Agency (NSA), Netscape, Exodus, Oracle, SAIC, and Savvis. Backed by Paladin Capital Group and Trident Capital, KSR has offices in San Mateo, CA, Irvine, CA, Boston, MA, Chicago, IL, London, England, and Dublin, Ireland. For more information, visit

About Qualys

Qualys, Inc. is the leading provider of on-demand security risk and compliance management solutions. Qualys is the only security company that delivers these solutions through a single software-as-a-service platform. QualysGuard® allows organizations to strengthen security of their networks and conduct automated security audits to ensure compliance with policies and regulations. As a scalable and open platform, QualysGuard enables partners to broaden their managed security offerings and expand their consulting services. Qualys' on-demand solutions are deployed in a matter of hours anywhere in the world, providing customers an immediate view of their security and compliance posture. QualysGuard is the widest deployed security on-demand solution in the world, performing over 150 million IP audits per year. For more information, visit

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