Best enterprise security solution

Winner: Qualys for QualysGuard Enterprise 

QualysGuard is a widely deployed security-on-demand solution, servicing over 4,000 active subscribers, 35 of which are Fortune 100 companies and over 240 are Forbes Global 1000 companies. Additionally, Qualys has one of the largest vulnerability management deployments in the world at a Fortune Global 50 company. And, Qualys continues to see rapid customer adoption. For the second consecutive year, Qualys has been recognized as one of the fastest growing technology companies by Deloitte & Touche and Inc. magazine. This year it was named a Fast 50 company by the Silicon Valley Business Journal with a five-year growth rate of 492 percent. In its evaluation of the World Vulnerability Assessment Products Market this year, Frost & Sullivan calculated a 98 percent renewal rate among Qualys' enterprise customers with 40 percent revenue growth in 2007 compared to the industry average growth rate of 18.6 percent, which earned Qualys significant increase in market share to 13.3 percent.

Subscribers of Qualys' services have access to a dedicated staff of security engineers available 24 hours a day, seven days a week by phone, email or online, all at no extra cost. Support includes free product training through webinars, certification workshops, technical trainings and annual and regional user conferences. QualysGuard Knowledge base, developed from consistent audits and continuous, automated QA testing of all signatures, nearly eliminates the generation of false positives for vulnerability scans. Qualys has performed over 200 million audits a year with Six Sigma accuracy. QualysGuard's web service architecture enables R&D staff to automate quality testing and continuously update and enhance vulnerability signatures for accuracy and reliability. Any false positives reported by users are recorded and investigated immediately. Signatures are updated and automatically released to the QualysGuard Scanners within 48-72 hours. Qualys maintains a service level agreement policy to respond to all QualysGuard customer cases within 24 hours.

Finalists 2009
  • MessageLabs, now part of Symantec, for MessageLabs Enterprise Security Solution
  • NetWitness for NetWitness NextGen 8.5
  • PGP Corporation for PGP Encryption Platform
  • Qualys for QualysGuard Enterprise
  • Thales, previously nCipher, for Thales nCipher netHSM


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