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December 07, 2011

Qualys Partners with Multi-State Information Sharing and Analysis Center

By Rahul Arora, TMCnet Contributor


Qualys(R), Inc., a provider of Software-as-a-Service (SaaS (News - Alert)) IT security risk and compliance management solutions, has recently entered a partnership agreement with Multi-State Information Sharing and Analysis Center (MS-ISAC).


According to the terms of partnership agrement, both the companies will work toward providing IT security and compliance management solutions to local and state government agencies with in the cloud.

The MS-ISAC will offer the QualysGuard suite of services to the state, local, territorial and tribal (SLTT) governments, helping them to identify, mitigate, and manage regulatory compliance, while reducing costs and streamlining operations. The services will be offered through MS-ISACs 24x7 cyber security operations center.

"The MS-ISAC is pleased to bring the QualysGuard offerings to SLTT governments, adding another component to our multi-layered strategy to support their security objectives," said William Pelgrin, MS-ISAC Chair. "This partnership enables us to provide powerful, flexible and customized solutions that complement and integrate well with our other security services, for the benefit of raising our SLTT governments' cyber security posture."

"By embracing a cloud-based security approach, MS-ISAC can bring to state and local government agencies the benefits of the cloud," said Philippe Courtot, chairman and CEO of Qualys (News - Alert). "They can drastically reduce the cost of managing security and compliance while gaining vulnerability detection and protection that is difficult to achieve with traditional enterprise software solutions."

Qualys was recently recognized in the Silicon Valley/San Jose Business Journal's "Fast Private" list, a ranking of the top private companies in the Silicon Valley based on percentage of revenue growth from 2008 to 2010. Qualys ranked #48, highlighting increasing customer adoption of the QualysGuard IT security and compliance solutions, delivered in the cloud via SaaS. The "Fast Private" award is the latest in a series of accolades for Qualys. This year alone, Qualys earned three SC Magazine Awards including the prestigious Best Security Company in the Excellence Awards category.


Rahul Arora is a TMCnet contributor. He has worked as an editor and freelance writer for several reputed organizations in India. To read more of his articles, please visit his columnist page.

Edited by Rich Steeves



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