Leading Security Service Providers Embrace New-Generation Qualys Network Vulnerability Assessment Platform

eSecurityOnline LLC, Predictive Systems and Ubizen to Incorporate Qualys-Based

Services in Their Security Offerings



Apr 10, 2001, 01:00 ET from Qualys, Inc.

    SAN FRANCISCO, April 10 /PRNewswire/ -- Qualys, Inc., a leading provider
 of enterprise network vulnerability assessment and monitoring solutions, today
 announced strategic relationships with three of the world's leading Managed
 Security Providers (MSPs). eSecurityOnline LLC,
 Predictive Systems (Nasdaq:   PRDS) and Ubizen have all embraced Qualys'
 new-generation network vulnerability scanning platform in order to integrate
 customizable global network auditing services into their security offerings.
     "The ability to work with these top security service providers is a major
 endorsement of the value of a flexible, scalable vulnerability assessment and
 monitoring platform," said Phillipe Courtot, chairman and CEO of Qualys.
 "eSecurityOnline, Predictive Systems and Ubizen are breaking the mold by
 taking a proactive approach to discovering security risks and we are pleased
 to be helping them automate and transform the way network security is
 managed."
     The new-generation Qualys platform provides MSPs and other security
 professionals with the industry's first distributed global architecture on
 which to base scalable, non-intrusive scanning services. An open
 application-programming interface (API) enables rapid integration of Qualys'
 real-time scanning and vulnerability assessment capabilities into new and
 existing security offerings. The Qualys platform is designed to support small,
 targeted application modules, as opposed to presenting an inflexible
 monolithic set of features. This, along with the ability to scan for
 application-level as well as device-level vulnerabilities, makes it easy for
 Qualys partners to develop value added custom capabilities tailored to
 specific customer needs.
 
     New wave of security services
     The newest wave of offerings from these leading service provider's
 leverage the Qualys scanning platform. eSecurityOnline, an Ernst & Young LLP
 Company, is using the Qualys platform to create and host a series of custom
 applications for automated online discovery scanning of enterprise networks,
 eCommerce systems, and large-scale websites. The resulting service (eSO Scan)
 integrates Qualys scanning technology with eSecurityOnline's state-of-the-art
 operations center and extensive vulnerability database. Available now, eSO
 Scan is delivered through the eSecurityOnline portal (www.esecurityonline.com)
 for scheduled or ad hoc scanning and vulnerability reporting.
     "eSO Scan is a component of the eSO Framework, which is a fully integrated
 set of online and managed services designed to help ensure optimum security,"
 said Robin Hutchinson, CEO for eSecurityOnline LLC. "Within eSO Scan there is
 an option for unlimited scanning which is powered by the Qualys scanning
 engine. eSecurityOnline's partnership with Qualys has provided us the
 opportunity to meet a major milestone toward incorporating these types of
 engines into our products.  These engines will provide an automated means of
 verifying that recommended configuration standards and vulnerability fixes
 have been applied to specific assets."
     The Predictive Systems' Global Integrity Managed Services division is
 using Qualys to develop on-line scanning capabilities that extend Predictive
 Systems' world-class ethical hacking services. Additionally, Qualys technology
 is an important component of Predictive Systems' ongoing services for the
 insurance and credit card industries to provide detailed vulnerability scans.
 Predictive Systems is building on the Qualys platform to provide quick
 one-time checks, as well as detailed subscription-based scanning services.
     "The flexibility and thoroughness of the Qualys scanning tools are well
 suited to extending Predictive Systems' services," said Ed Skoudis,
 vice-president of Security Strategy at Predictive Systems. "Qualys offers an
 impressive level of depth and intelligence in an automated scanning tool that
 we are leveraging for rapid service development."
     Ubizen, a top 10 e-Security firm worldwide, has integrated Qualys scanning
 technology to deliver OnlineGuardian Enterprise/VAM. The new service option is
 a component of OnlineGuardian Enterprise, Ubizen's family of Managed Security
 Services, which provides remote management and monitoring of e-Security
 technologies 24 hours a day, 365 days a year. Additionally, the Ubizen managed
 services team developed the SEAM software engine, which stores, processes and
 classifies proactive state information generated by the customer's security
 elements.
     "The selection of a real-time scanning and vulnerability assessment
 platform, was critical for Ubizen's managed security services strategy," said
 Dirk Peeters, executive vice-president Ubizen Managed Security Services. "The
 Qualys technology will enable Ubizen to provide continuous vulnerability
 assessment tests for Ubizen's customers -- a task that would otherwise be
 daunting and time consuming."
 
     About eSecurityOnline LLC
     eSecurityOnline LLC (eSO(TM)) is an industry leader in managing security
 content. Through the unique eSO Framework, the company provides solutions to
 enable secure eBusiness throughout the security lifecycle. This lifecycle,
 setting an industry standard as a workflow wrapper, proactively addresses the
 entire security architecture -- from system configuration standards to risk
 assessment to ongoing vulnerability scanning to management reporting. It
 provides a true cost benefit approach to managing security for all risk
 stakeholders. As an Ernst & Young LLP Company, eSO is fast becoming one of the
 most trusted security resources in the world.
     The eSO Framework is a fully integrated set of online and managed services
 designed to help ensure optimum security. The services comprising the eSO
 Framework are Minimum Baseline Service (MBS), Online Vulnerability Service
 (OVS) and Vulnerability Scanning Service (eSO Scan).
     eSO employs 70 security professionals located in the metropolitan areas of
 New York, Boston, Washington, D.C., San Francisco and Seattle with our main
 office in Kansas City. Our clients include major corporations and industry
 leaders in the financial, telecommunications, entertainment, insurance,
 healthcare, chemical and utility industries.
 
     About Predictive Systems
     Predictive Systems, Inc. is a leading network infrastructure consulting
 firm focused on building fast, reliable, secure networks for service providers
 and global enterprises. The firm's BusinessFirst(TM) approach maps technology
 solutions to business goals. Predictive Systems' clients include Allstate,
 Bear Stearns, BellSouth, British Telecom, Cisco Systems, Citibank, Credit
 Suisse First Boston, First Union National Bank, WorldCom, and Pfizer.
 Headquartered in New York City, Predictive Systems has regional offices
 throughout the United States. Internationally, it has offices in Germany,
 Japan, the Netherlands, and the UK.
 
     About Ubizen
     Ubizen, a leading provider of e-Security solutions, allows companies
 worldwide to confidently conduct their business operations online. Ubizen
 MultiSecure(R), a family of application security products, provides secure
 e-Business transactions and Web portal access. Ubizen OnlineGuardian(R), a
 family of managed security services, provides 24x7 proactive security
 surveillance of networks. Ubizen's extensive Knowledge Management is made
 available through its portal site, www.securitywatch.com, an extensive online
 security resource, and through Ubizen's Security Intelligence Lab, which
 collects, researches and disseminates information on vendor products, viruses
 and vulnerabilities. With operations in the U.S.A., Europe and Asia-Pacific,
 Ubizen (www.ubizen.com) is a public company with dual listings on
 Nasdaq Europe (UBIZ) and the Euronext (UBI) exchange.
 
     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 research and
 development facilities in Paris and offices in Germany and the U.K. The
 company is privately financed by ABS Ventures, Bessemer Venture Partners,
 Trident Capital, and VeriSign, the leading provider of Internet trust
 services. For more information about Qualys, please visit www.qualys.com.
 
 

SOURCE Qualys, Inc.
    SAN FRANCISCO, April 10 /PRNewswire/ -- Qualys, Inc., a leading provider
 of enterprise network vulnerability assessment and monitoring solutions, today
 announced strategic relationships with three of the world's leading Managed
 Security Providers (MSPs). eSecurityOnline LLC,
 Predictive Systems (Nasdaq:   PRDS) and Ubizen have all embraced Qualys'
 new-generation network vulnerability scanning platform in order to integrate
 customizable global network auditing services into their security offerings.
     "The ability to work with these top security service providers is a major
 endorsement of the value of a flexible, scalable vulnerability assessment and
 monitoring platform," said Phillipe Courtot, chairman and CEO of Qualys.
 "eSecurityOnline, Predictive Systems and Ubizen are breaking the mold by
 taking a proactive approach to discovering security risks and we are pleased
 to be helping them automate and transform the way network security is
 managed."
     The new-generation Qualys platform provides MSPs and other security
 professionals with the industry's first distributed global architecture on
 which to base scalable, non-intrusive scanning services. An open
 application-programming interface (API) enables rapid integration of Qualys'
 real-time scanning and vulnerability assessment capabilities into new and
 existing security offerings. The Qualys platform is designed to support small,
 targeted application modules, as opposed to presenting an inflexible
 monolithic set of features. This, along with the ability to scan for
 application-level as well as device-level vulnerabilities, makes it easy for
 Qualys partners to develop value added custom capabilities tailored to
 specific customer needs.
 
     New wave of security services
     The newest wave of offerings from these leading service provider's
 leverage the Qualys scanning platform. eSecurityOnline, an Ernst & Young LLP
 Company, is using the Qualys platform to create and host a series of custom
 applications for automated online discovery scanning of enterprise networks,
 eCommerce systems, and large-scale websites. The resulting service (eSO Scan)
 integrates Qualys scanning technology with eSecurityOnline's state-of-the-art
 operations center and extensive vulnerability database. Available now, eSO
 Scan is delivered through the eSecurityOnline portal (www.esecurityonline.com)
 for scheduled or ad hoc scanning and vulnerability reporting.
     "eSO Scan is a component of the eSO Framework, which is a fully integrated
 set of online and managed services designed to help ensure optimum security,"
 said Robin Hutchinson, CEO for eSecurityOnline LLC. "Within eSO Scan there is
 an option for unlimited scanning which is powered by the Qualys scanning
 engine. eSecurityOnline's partnership with Qualys has provided us the
 opportunity to meet a major milestone toward incorporating these types of
 engines into our products.  These engines will provide an automated means of
 verifying that recommended configuration standards and vulnerability fixes
 have been applied to specific assets."
     The Predictive Systems' Global Integrity Managed Services division is
 using Qualys to develop on-line scanning capabilities that extend Predictive
 Systems' world-class ethical hacking services. Additionally, Qualys technology
 is an important component of Predictive Systems' ongoing services for the
 insurance and credit card industries to provide detailed vulnerability scans.
 Predictive Systems is building on the Qualys platform to provide quick
 one-time checks, as well as detailed subscription-based scanning services.
     "The flexibility and thoroughness of the Qualys scanning tools are well
 suited to extending Predictive Systems' services," said Ed Skoudis,
 vice-president of Security Strategy at Predictive Systems. "Qualys offers an
 impressive level of depth and intelligence in an automated scanning tool that
 we are leveraging for rapid service development."
     Ubizen, a top 10 e-Security firm worldwide, has integrated Qualys scanning
 technology to deliver OnlineGuardian Enterprise/VAM. The new service option is
 a component of OnlineGuardian Enterprise, Ubizen's family of Managed Security
 Services, which provides remote management and monitoring of e-Security
 technologies 24 hours a day, 365 days a year. Additionally, the Ubizen managed
 services team developed the SEAM software engine, which stores, processes and
 classifies proactive state information generated by the customer's security
 elements.
     "The selection of a real-time scanning and vulnerability assessment
 platform, was critical for Ubizen's managed security services strategy," said
 Dirk Peeters, executive vice-president Ubizen Managed Security Services. "The
 Qualys technology will enable Ubizen to provide continuous vulnerability
 assessment tests for Ubizen's customers -- a task that would otherwise be
 daunting and time consuming."
 
     About eSecurityOnline LLC
     eSecurityOnline LLC (eSO(TM)) is an industry leader in managing security
 content. Through the unique eSO Framework, the company provides solutions to
 enable secure eBusiness throughout the security lifecycle. This lifecycle,
 setting an industry standard as a workflow wrapper, proactively addresses the
 entire security architecture -- from system configuration standards to risk
 assessment to ongoing vulnerability scanning to management reporting. It
 provides a true cost benefit approach to managing security for all risk
 stakeholders. As an Ernst & Young LLP Company, eSO is fast becoming one of the
 most trusted security resources in the world.
     The eSO Framework is a fully integrated set of online and managed services
 designed to help ensure optimum security. The services comprising the eSO
 Framework are Minimum Baseline Service (MBS), Online Vulnerability Service
 (OVS) and Vulnerability Scanning Service (eSO Scan).
     eSO employs 70 security professionals located in the metropolitan areas of
 New York, Boston, Washington, D.C., San Francisco and Seattle with our main
 office in Kansas City. Our clients include major corporations and industry
 leaders in the financial, telecommunications, entertainment, insurance,
 healthcare, chemical and utility industries.
 
     About Predictive Systems
     Predictive Systems, Inc. is a leading network infrastructure consulting
 firm focused on building fast, reliable, secure networks for service providers
 and global enterprises. The firm's BusinessFirst(TM) approach maps technology
 solutions to business goals. Predictive Systems' clients include Allstate,
 Bear Stearns, BellSouth, British Telecom, Cisco Systems, Citibank, Credit
 Suisse First Boston, First Union National Bank, WorldCom, and Pfizer.
 Headquartered in New York City, Predictive Systems has regional offices
 throughout the United States. Internationally, it has offices in Germany,
 Japan, the Netherlands, and the UK.
 
     About Ubizen
     Ubizen, a leading provider of e-Security solutions, allows companies
 worldwide to confidently conduct their business operations online. Ubizen
 MultiSecure(R), a family of application security products, provides secure
 e-Business transactions and Web portal access. Ubizen OnlineGuardian(R), a
 family of managed security services, provides 24x7 proactive security
 surveillance of networks. Ubizen's extensive Knowledge Management is made
 available through its portal site, www.securitywatch.com, an extensive online
 security resource, and through Ubizen's Security Intelligence Lab, which
 collects, researches and disseminates information on vendor products, viruses
 and vulnerabilities. With operations in the U.S.A., Europe and Asia-Pacific,
 Ubizen (www.ubizen.com) is a public company with dual listings on
 Nasdaq Europe (UBIZ) and the Euronext (UBI) exchange.
 
     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 research and
 development facilities in Paris and offices in Germany and the U.K. The
 company is privately financed by ABS Ventures, Bessemer Venture Partners,
 Trident Capital, and VeriSign, the leading provider of Internet trust
 services. For more information about Qualys, please visit www.qualys.com.
 
 SOURCE  Qualys, Inc.