Qualys Introduces Express Lite for Small Businesses
New Offering Brings the Power of the Cloud to SMBs With
Easy-to-Deploy, Affordable, All-in-One Security and Compliance
REDWOOD CITY, CA -- (Marketwired) -- 06/10/13 -- Qualys Inc.
(NASDAQ: QLYS), a pioneer and leading provider of cloud security and
compliance solutions, today announced QualysGuard(R) Express Lite, a
small business version of the company's suite of integrated security
and compliance solutions. The new cloud offering delivers the full
power of the QualysGuard Cloud Platform to small and medium-sized
businesses (SMBs) so they can better protect themselves against
Internet attackers and simplify compliance with PCI and regulatory
mandates. QualysGuard Express Lite is accessible directly from any
web browser without buying servers or installing software, making it
easy-to-use and affordable for organizations with limited IT security
budgets and expertise.
Small businesses are increasingly facing the threat of Internet
attacks. As Symantec recently reported, "The largest growth area for
targeted attacks in 2012 was businesses with fewer than 250
employees; 31% of all attacks targeted them" (Symantec Internet
Security Threat Report 2013, page 4). That same report also found
that thieves are breaking into small businesses in order to "leap
frog" into larger companies that may be working with the SMB.
"We're excited that QualysGuard Express Lite will make security
simple and accessible for our small business customers," said Doug
Davidson, president and CEO for Jacadis. "As a cloud-based service,
it'll be an easy, affordable way to meet vulnerability scanning
requirements, as well as provide security and compliance monitoring."
Delivered as part of the QualysGuard Cloud Platform, which is already
in use by thousands of organizations worldwide, QualysGuard Express
Lite is an all-in-one cloud solution with the following capabilities:
-- Discovery of network vulnerabilities and the patches to fix them.
Monitors servers and computers for security problems, which helps
organizations prioritize these issues for remediation by generating
easy-to-understand reports, including the latest patches to fix them.
-- Web application scanning. Identifies security vulnerabilities in
websites, forms and applications that attackers abuse to take control
of servers and steal data.
-- Website malware detection. Alerts for malicious code lurking in
businesses' websites that could infect visitors and damage the
-- PCI compliance automation. Scans servers and computers for
vulnerabilities, administers Payment Card Industry (PCI)
self-assessment questionnaires, and auto-submits the results to
acquiring banks online. Qualys is an Approved Scanning Vendor.
"Our mid-sized customers have been using QualysGuard Express due to its
ease of use and actionable security results that help organizations
fend off cyber attacks and avoid data breaches," said Philippe
Courtot, chairman and CEO of Qualys. "The new Express Lite offering
will be ideal for small business customers who have limited IT
resources and need a comprehensive security and compliance monitoring
solution that is simple to use and fits within their budget."
Pricing and Availability
QualysGuard Express Lite is a cloud
security and compliance solution sold as annual subscriptions based
on number of systems and web applications. Annual subscriptions,
starting at $795 for two Internet servers, will be available in July.
For more information or to sign up for a free 14-day trial, visit
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 worldwide. The company is also a founding member of the
Cloud Security Alliance (CSA).
For more information, please visit www.qualys.com.
Qualys, the Qualys logo and QualysGuard are proprietary trademarks of
Qualys, Inc. All other products or names may be trademarks of their
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