Qualys Web Application Scanning Cloud Service (WAS) Takes the Gold in SearchSecurity.com 2013 Readers' Choice Award for

Qualys Web Application Scanning Cloud Service (WAS) Takes the Gold in 
SearchSecurity.com 2013 Readers' Choice Award for Application
Security 
REDWOOD CITY, CA -- (Marketwired) -- 10/14/13 --  Qualys, Inc.
(NASDAQ: QLYS), a pioneer and leading provider of cloud security and
compliance solutions, today announced that QualysGuard WAS won the
2013 Information Security(TM) Magazine (ISM) and
SearchSecurity.com(TM) Reader's Choice Award for Application
Security. The eighth annual Readers' Choice Awards surveyed
Information Security readers, asking for their votes and ratings on
top security products in 19 categories, with participants asked to
only vote on the products in use in their environments. The
QualysGuard WAS cloud service was rated the highest in the
Application Security category for helping enterprises identify and
remediate issues before attackers can find and exploit them. 
As businesses and individuals rely more and more on Internet
communication to conduct their business and their daily lives,
securing web applications is critical and a very challenging task;
web applications pop up rapidly, come from many different sources and
are constantly changing. Companies therefore need to continuously
monitor their web applications to identify vulnerabilities and ensure
their remediation.  
"Web application security is now a problem of scale as web
applications have proliferated along with the number of attacks
targeting them. Now corporations have thousands of web applications
to deal with and secure from cyber attacks," said Philippe Courtot,
chairman and CEO for Qualys. "We are proud to see QualysGuard WAS
receive the 2013 ISM Reader's Choice Award for Application Security,
and we would like to thank our customers and partners who have been
instrumental in helping us build such a scalable solution. Our cloud
architecture has allowed us to deliver customers an accurate,
easy-to-use, cost-effective web application scanning solution, and as
a result we are seeing significant momentum in its adoption." 
As noted on SearchSecurity.com, the QualysGuard WAS cloud service
enables the continuous discovery and cataloging of web applications
in use within an organization both on-premise and in the cloud. Then
QualysGuard WAS assesses each application's security status,
identifies design flaws, unpatched holes and malware and spins out a
comprehensive report that security and DevOps teams can use to
prioritize and address remediation efforts. The product also offers a
variety of APIs so that scan data can be provided to other security
and compliance systems. 
According to Searchsecurity.com, Qualys readers "lauded the ease with
which the product can be implemented." 
In addition Qualys is significantly expanding its capabilities of
securing web applications with a Web Application Firewall service
(WAF), now in beta, that allows organizations to firewall
vulnerabilities automatically before they are remediated. Qualys is
also working on delivering a Cloud Web Application Log Analysis and a
Remediation/Exploit console that will be available in beta in Q1 of
next year. 
QualysGuard Vulnerability Management was also named the Silver winner
in Vulnerability Management in The 2013 ISM Readers Choice Awards. To
see the full article on the winners, visit:
http://searchsecurity.techtarget.com/essentialguide/Security-Readers-Choice-Awards-2013. 
About QualysGuard Web Application Scanning
 QualysGuard Web
Application Scanning, or QualysGuard WAS, uses the scalability of the
QualysGuard Cloud Platform to allow customers to discover, catalog
and scan a large number of web applications. QualysGuard WAS scans
and analyzes custom web applications and identifies vulnerabilities
that threaten underlying databases or bypass access controls. These
web applications are often the main attack vectors for cyber
attackers.  
About QualysGuard Vulnerability Management
 QualysGuard Vulnerability
Management, or QualysGuard VM, is an industry leading and
award-winning solution that automates network auditing and
vulnerability management across an organization, including network
discovery and mapping, asset management, vulnerability reporting and
remediation tracking. Driven by Qualys' comprehensive KnowledgeBase
of known vulnerabilities, QualysGuard VM enables cost-effective
protection against vulnerabilities without substantial resource
deployment. 
About Information Security magazine
 Information Security magazine is
the enterprise security and risk managers' leading source of
critical, objective information on strategic and practical security
issues. Information Security's team of veteran security journalists
and experts break down the security problems challenging enterprises
and provide practical resolutions. Its in-depth, comprehensive
reports and analyses provide security managers -- department managers
to CXOs -- with the tools, knowledge and information they need to
make informed decisions about how to safeguard their enterprises,
comply with regulations and standards, and reduce risk. The
publication's analysis of technology and products provide a guide for
budgeting and purchasing decisions and trends reports, case studies
and industry-leading exposes offers security managers insight into
how their peers are addressing and solving key security issues.
Information Security is an indispensable guide for any security
manager and executive charged with protecting information assets and
reducing risk. 
About SearchSecurity.com
 More than one million IT security pros turn
to SearchSecurity.com for the information they require to keep their
corporate data and assets secure. We're the only online information
resource that provides immediate access to breaking industry news,
virus alerts, webcasts, white papers, security schools, a selection
of highly focused security e-newsletters and more -- all at no cost.
Nowhere else will you find such a highly targeted combination of
resources specifically dedicated to the success of today's
IT-security professional. 
Headquartered in Newton, MA, SearchSecurity.com is part of the
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reach targeted communities of IT professionals and executives in all
phases of the technology decision-making and purchase process. 
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 www.qualys.com. 
Contact: 
Melinda Marks
Qualys, Inc.
(650) 801-6242
mmarks@qualys.com 
Rod McLeod
The Bateman Group for Qualys
(415) 503-1818
qualys@bateman-group.com 
 
 
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