BEL AIR, Md., June 25, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Open Web Application Security Project (OWASP), a worldwide not-for-profit charitable organization focused on improving the security of software, is pleased to welcome Qualys, a leading provider of information security and compliance cloud solutions, as its first Premier Corporate Member of OWASP.
OWASP is an open community of over 42,000 participants dedicated to enabling organizations to conceive, develop, acquire, operate, and maintain applications that can be trusted. All of the OWASP tools, documents, forums, and chapters are free and open to anyone interested in improving application security. OWASP does not endorse or recommend commercial products or services. Instead, we allow our community to remain vendor neutral with the collective wisdom of the best individual minds in application security worldwide.
Qualys, Inc. is the pioneer and leading provider of information security and compliance cloud solutions with 6,700+ customers in over 100 countries, including a majority of the Forbes Global 100. Qualys first joined OWASP as a Corporate Supporter in 2012, and generously increased their support this year to the Premier Level.
Allocation of their membership funds will go, in part, towards support of the Web Application Security People of the Year (WASPY) Awards program. This awards program was started by OWASP, with the support of Qualys, in 2012 to give recognition to the many 'unsung heroes' that work every day to improve web application security and yet are rarely recognized. This year the award will be given to five individuals in the OWASP community engaged in running OWASP Chapters, developing open source software under the OWASP Projects ecosystem, spreading the OWASP mission, and supporting the OWASP community as a whole.
"OWASP receives one-third of its funding from Corporate Memberships and we are thrilled to have Qualys as our first member to step up to Premier Level," stated Sarah Baso, Executive Director of the OWASP Foundation. "Qualys has been a champion of OWASP and our cause globally, supporting events, local chapters, and initiatives recognize volunteers, such as the WASPY Awards. We are hopeful that others will follow their lead in giving back to the community."
"All of us at Qualys are excited to support the critical work of OWASP as a Premier Corporate Member," said Philippe Courtot, CEO of Qualys Inc., "The Internet has unleashed boundless innovation, but without built-in security. OWASP, by giving developers the tools to build trusted web applications, is critical to ensuring the safe ongoing use of the Internet by both individuals and organizations."
The Open Web Application Security Project (OWASP) is dedicated to making application security visible by empowering individuals and organizations to make informed decisions about true software security risks. As a 501(c)(3) not-for-profit worldwide charitable organization, OWASP does not endorse or recommend commercial products or services. Instead, we allow our community to remain vendor-neutral with the collective wisdom of the best individual minds in software security worldwide.
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About Qualys, Inc.
Qualys, Inc. (NASDAQ: QLYS) is a pioneer and leading provider of cloud security and compliance solutions with over 6,700 customers in more than 100 countries, including a majority of each of the Forbes Global 100 and Fortune 100. The QualysGuard Cloud Platform and integrated suite of solutions help organizations simplify security operations and lower the cost of compliance by delivering critical security intelligence on demand and automating the full spectrum of auditing, compliance and protection for IT systems and web applications. Founded in 1999, Qualys has established strategic partnerships with leading managed service providers and consulting organizations including Accuvant, BT, Dell SecureWorks, Fujitsu, NTT, Symantec, Verizon and Wipro. The company is also a founding member of the Cloud Security Alliance (CSA) and a Premium Corporate Member of OWASP. For more information, please visit www.qualys.com.
SOURCE OWASP Foundation