NetLuminous Offers QualysGuard Online Vulnerability Scanning for Proactive Network Security

Robust, Cost-Effective Network ‘Insurance Policy’ for Any Sized Company And Network

SUNNYVALE, Calif., Oct. 10 /PRNewswire/ — NetLuminous, a leading Managed Service Provider (MSP) specializing in Internet based remote maintenance, management and reporting of e-business infrastructures, today announced that is offering Qualys online network vulnerability scanning service, QualysGuard, to its managed service offerings. Developed by Qualys, Inc., a leading provider of enterprise network vulnerability assessment and monitoring solutions, QualysGuard provides NetLuminous clients with a proactive line of defense against network security vulnerabilities, such as those exploited by Code Red, Nimda and other security threats.

“QualysGuard scanning is fast, easy to use and the most cost-effective network ‘insurance policy’ that clients can buy,” said Charles Jonsons, CEO of NetLuminous. “As a complementary product to our other Web service offerings, QualysGuard strengthens our ability to ensure the availability and integrity of business-critical networks and systems, and delivers excellent value to our customers.”

NetLuminous provides Web-enabled remote system monitoring, maintenance and management solutions to small and mid-sized enterprises-companies that are as much at risk of attack on their networks as larger organizations. QualysGuard enables companies of any size to launch automated scans of their networks via the Internet in order to quickly detect technical security holes. Network scans can be scheduled to run at regular intervals or can be launched on an ad hoc basis. In addition to detecting vulnerabilities, the service automatically assesses the level of risk presented by each vulnerability and suggests possible fixes. Thus armed, companies are able to address the uncovered security exposures before they can be exploited by hackers, worms, viruses and other threats.

Among the key benefits of QualysGuard is that it provides perpetually up-to-date protection against the latest network vulnerabilities. Qualys security researchers work around the clock to identify new vulnerabilities as they emerge and can immediately update the platform’s online database with new vulnerability detection signatures. Currently, more than 1,200 different vulnerability assessment signatures are used to detect and evaluate security risks, with an average of ten being added each week. “NetLuminous evaluated multiple vulnerability scanning solutions and we are pleased they rated QualysGuard, first or second in every category — from technical depth and breadth to timeliness, reporting, support and cost effectiveness,” said Philippe Courtot, Chairman and CEO of Qualys. “We are particularly pleased that in the area of support, we finished first by ‘a wide margin’ because our goal is to make online vulnerability scanning an easy-to-use yet highly customizable security tool for every company, regardless of the size, complexity or location of their networks.”

About NetLuminous

NetLuminous Technologies, Inc., a privately held company headquartered in Atlanta, Georgia, is a leading Management Service Provider. The NetLuminous portfolio of e-support services relieves the burden companies face when building, deploying and maintaining mission-critical and application infrastructure. Using existing Internet connections, customers access real time infrastructure performance statistics and detailed Web reporting giving them greater control and visibility into their businesses. NetLuminous services are developed in conjunction with products and services from leading technology companies such as BMC Software, BellSouth, Hewlett Packard, Intel and now Qualys. For more information, visit or call 1-770-326-6211.

About Qualys, Inc.

Qualys, Inc. is a leading provider of network assessment and monitoring solutions, enabling security professionals and corporations to remotely and automatically audits Internet-connected networks for security vulnerabilities. Unlike traditional security monitoring hardware and software tools, Qualys’ service platform approach enables immediate, transparent and continuous security auditing and risk assessment of global networks. Founded in 1999 by a team of Internet security experts, Qualys is headquartered in Sunnyvale, California, with offices in France, Germany and the U.K. The company is privately financed by Deutsche Bank ABS Ventures, Bessemer Venture Partners, Trident Capital, and VeriSign, the leading provider of Internet trust services. For more information about Qualys, please visit

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