Qualys Releases Support for Singapore MAS IBTRM Guidelines
Qualys Policy Compliance Solution Addresses a Wide Spectrum of
Recommendations to Help Financial Institutions Adhere to Internet
Banking Technology Risk Guidelines
SINGAPORE -- (Marketwired) -- 07/21/14 -- RSA Conference Asia
Pacific & Japan -- Qualys, Inc. (NASDAQ: QLYS), a pioneer and leading
provider of cloud security and compliance solutions, today announced
its now supports the Monetary Authority of Singapore (MAS) Internet
Banking Technology Risk Management (IBTRM) compliance guidelines to
help customers in automated assessment and auditing of the technical
requirements of MAS IBTRM.
To achieve business objectives and meet customer requirements,
financial institutions depend on IT technology infrastructure to
perform business activities and operations. This infrastructure poses
a number of challenges to these organizations in terms of evolving
cyber threats, compliance requirements and securing key
configurations. The MAS IBTRM guidelines provide banks and financial
institutions with a sound framework of risk management principles and
security best practices to address basic security configurations
needs, evolving technology risks and compliance requirements.
Qualys Policy Compliance (PC), a cloud service that performs
automated security configuration assessments on IT systems throughout
the network helps address a wide spectrum of the technical
recommendations provided by the Compliance Checklist for IBTRM
-- Automated compliance scanning using QualysGuard infrastructure used
for vulnerability scanning.
-- Continuously maintained knowledgebase is based on CIS and NIST
standards and maps to many frameworks & regulations.
-- Improved Policy Editor to construct policies from controls and map
them to internal standards and external regulations.
-- Compliance report-templates to show compliance by policy, by control,
and by host.
-- Exception management workflow for creating, evaluating, and approving
risk acceptance of policy violations.
-- Collaboration capabilities to review policies and approve exceptions
with internal and external auditors.
Built on the world's leading Cloud security and compliance platform,
Qualys PC saves companies from the substantial cost, resource and
deployment issues associated with traditional software products.
Known for its fast deployment, ease of use, unparalleled scalability,
and rich integration with enterprise GRC systems, Qualys PC helps
organizations around the world adhere to compliance standards
mandates including PCI- DSS, HIPAA, FFIEC, NERC, COBIT, ISO 27011 as
well as security standards such as NIST and CIS.
"Internet banking provides a number of benefits to customers around
the world, however it also poses technology risks for financial
institutions which increasingly rely on the Internet to operate their
business," said Philippe Courtot, CEO for Qualys, Inc. "Qualys Policy
Compliance helps IT security organizations meet the demands of
internal and external auditors by automating vulnerability and
compliance management processes to improve an effectiveness in
reducing risk and providing proof of compliance demanded by auditors
across multiple compliance initiatives such as MAS IBTRM."
-- Learn more about Qualys Policy Compliance
-- Visit the Qualys expo booth (#P3) at RSA Asia Pacific & Japan
-- Attend one of Qualys presentations at RSA Asia Pacific & Japan
-- Follow Qualys on Facebook and Twitter
About Qualys, Inc.
Qualys, Inc. (NASDAQ: QLYS) is a pioneer and
leading provider of cloud security and compliance solutions with over
6,700 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,
Dimension Data, E-Cop, Fujitsu, HCL, NTT, Symantec, Verizon and
Wipro. The company is also a founding member of the Cloud Security
Alliance (CSA) and a Premium Corporate Member of OWASP. For more
information, please visit www.qualys.com.
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