REDWOOD CITY, CA--(Marketwire - Jan 22, 2013) - Qualys Inc. (NASDAQ: QLYS), a leading provider of cloud security and compliance solutions, today announced that it received positive scores in every category within an independent information security study conducted by TheInfoPro, a service of 451 Research. Qualys was among only two of the 17 vendors evaluated to receive positive scores across the board in the study's Customer Assessment for Individual Vendors, outperforming competitors in brand/reputation, value for money, delivery as promised, technical support and product reliability. In addition, Qualys was one of only two of the 17 vendors whose customers said they were not considering switching to a competing solution.
"Qualys is a leader in vulnerability assessment and they are in a prime position to continue to grow market share with comprehensive cloud security services that help organizations respond to evolving threats," said Daniel Kennedy, research director for Networking and Information Security, 451 Research. "None of their customers were considering switching off their platform, with nearly 40 percent of respondents expected to increase their spending level in 2013."
TheInfoPro Information Security Study examines key trends across the security industry as well as the performance of individual vendors. Conducted annually, it is based on extensive live interviews with security professionals and primary decision makers at large and midsize enterprises in North America and Europe. The study explores several fundamental areas including the implementation and spending plans for more than 40 technologies, evaluations of 17 vendors, and factors affecting decision processes.
"Receiving this level of recognition from customers is unprecedented and underscores the inherent benefits of our cloud platform," said Philippe Courtot, chairman and CEO, Qualys. "In 1999, we pioneered the cloud model for security and built a platform that allows us to deliver a comprehensive suite of security and compliance solutions that are easy-to-use and deploy -- at a fraction of the cost of traditional enterprise software."
To read an excerpt from the "Customer Assessment for Individual Vendors" portion of the study, visit: www.qualys.com/docs/theinfopro/customer-assessment.pdf. To read the Information Security Assessment on Qualys from the "Vendor Vulnerability and Spending" report, visit: www.qualys.com/docs/theinfopro/vendor-vulnerability.pdf.
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 helps 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).
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