Qualys Launches No-Charge Scanning Service That Detects SANS/FBI Top 20 Network Security Vulnerabilities

Free QualysGuard(TM) Online Service Delivers Fast, Easy Detection of Most Significant Network Security Exposures

WASHINGTON, Oct. 29 /PRNewswire/ — Qualys Inc., a leading provider of enterprise network vulnerability assessment and monitoring solutions, today launched at the CSI (Computer Security Institute) Show a free network scanning service that detects the Top Twenty Most Critical Internet Security Vulnerabilities as identified by the SANS (System Administration, Networking, and Security) Institute and the FBI (Federal Bureau of Investigation).

Available online at http://www.qualys.com , the new QualysGuard(TM) Top Twenty scanning service consists of a free one-time online scan that enables enterprise security administrators to quickly assess their network’s exposure to these top vulnerabilities and delivers suggestions for corrective action. The SANS/FBI Top Twenty list, released on October 1 and available on http://www.sans.org pinpoints the most frequently exploited network security flaws by worms such as Code Red and Nimda. The list also includes a host of other vulnerabilities with even more potential for destruction.

“Network administrators are forced to juggle between their daily duties and attempt to stay current with the rapidly expanding numbers of security threats,” said Gerhard Eschelbeck, Vice-President of Engineering for Qualys. “The QualysGuard Top Twenty scan lets you quickly determine if you are open to these current attacks and take steps to safeguard your network and secure your corporate data.”

The QualysGuard Top Twenty scanning service is a subset of the full QualysGuard global online vulnerability scanning service, which is also delivered via the Internet. The full QualysGuard service currently detects more than 1,200 network vulnerabilities, in addition to the Top Twenty, and is updated constantly with new vulnerability detection signatures to provide perpetually up-to-date protection against emerging network threats.

The free Top Twenty scanning service provides users with a one-time scan of a single IP address. The rapid and non-disruptive scan focuses solely on detecting the Top Twenty Vulnerabilities as identified by the SANS Institute in conjunction with the FBI. This includes general vulnerabilities that affect all systems, vulnerabilities that affect Windows(TM) systems, and vulnerabilities that affect Unix(R) (and Linux) systems. In addition to detecting the vulnerabilities on a network, the QualysGuard service assesses their level of risk and offers suggestions on fixes.

Companies interested in learning more about the Top Twenty vulnerabilities and that wish to take advantage of a no-charge QualysGuard Top Twenty scan can do so by visiting http://www.qualys.com/form_top20.html .

About Qualys, Inc.

Qualys, Inc. is a leading provider of network assessment and monitoring solutions, enabling Managed Security Providers, security professionals and corporate customers to remotely and automatically audit Internet-connected networks for security vulnerabilities. Where traditional security monitoring products require customers to buy, develop and manage solutions internally, Qualys’ service platform approach enables immediate, transparent and continuous security auditing and risk assessment of global networks, inside and outside the firewall. 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 http://www.qualys.com .

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