Best Security Company

Winner: Qualys

Qualys is the leading provider of on-demand IT security risk and compliance solutions – delivered as a service. Qualys solutions enable organizations of all sizes to easily and cost-effectively ensure that their business-technology systems remain highly secure and within regulatory compliance.

Qualys' flagship product, QualysGuard, is the widest deployed on demand IT security and compliance solution in the world. It performs more than 500 million IP audit scans (maps and scans) with 7,000 scanner appliances in more than 85 countries, and QualysGuard is used by more than 4,000 organizations, large and small, including 42 of the Fortune 100 and 15 percent of the Global Forbes 2000. For the fourth consecutive year, Qualys was recognized as one of the fastest growing private companies by Inc. magazine. Over the past three years, when the economy challenged every organization in every industry around the world, Qualys showed a 104 percent growth.

Since its inception, Qualys has worked closely with customers on a comprehensive software-as-a-service (SaaS) security product line to keep business-technology systems secure and within regulatory compliance. Qualys launched QualysGuard in 2000, delivering a highly accurate and easy-to-use scanning technology for vulnerability management (VM) and pioneered a new approach to delivering security applications through the web.

Since then, Qualys has expanded its products beyond vulnerability management into helping customers reach full IT security compliance through defining policy, auditing and documentation with QualysGuard Policy Compliance. It also added QualysGuard PCI for merchants and acquiring institutions meeting payment card industry guidelines; QualysGuard Web Application Scanning to protect web applications; and a suite of solutions for web application security, including the recently introduced free QualysGuard Malware Detection service; a security seal known as Qualys Secure; and the free Qualys BrowserCheck, helping people keep their browsers and plug-ins secure.

Qualys is committed to providing customers and partners with the highest quality service on all technical and account related questions. Its dedicated staff of security engineers specializes in network security to assist customers quickly and effectively – 24 hurs a day, seven days a week by telephone, email or the web.


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