Qualys is partnering with the non-profit anti-malware organization StopBadware. The two organizations will leverage one another’s strengths to bolster the Web’s collective defenses against malware. Qualys joins Google, Mozilla, PayPal, Nominum, and Verizon in supporting StopBadware.
Qualys and StopBadware share the philosophy that information sharing and collective action are necessary to fight the spread of malware.
Qualys will support StopBadware’s efforts to combat website infections by providing funding, along with access to Qualys’ automated malware detection service and other threat intelligence capabilities.
“StopBadware is a much needed initiative as fighting malware cannot be done by any proprietary solutions that do not share intelligence. It must be built as a community effort in order to share and be able to act on such information,” said Qualys Chairman and CEO Philippe Courtot. “This is exactly what StopBadware’s mission is all about and we are proud to be associated with such an initiative.”
Courtot, who has been with Qualys since 2001, has also enthusiastically accepted an invitation to join the StopBadware Board of Directors. “Philippe is a highly respected member of the security community whose vision and expertise make him an ideal addition to the StopBadware Board,” said Michael Barrett, CISO of PayPal and chairman of StopBadware. “Philippe is committed to advancing StopBadware’s mission, and the entire Board welcomes him to the table.”