SC Media had its recent 2020 SC Awards Honored in the U.S. event and has awarded Qualys recognition for Best Vulnerability Management Solution in the “Trust Awards” category.
Qualys, a vendor of information security and compliance solutions, was among five companies competing in that category. Qualys’ Global IT Asset Inventory solution was the product that had propelled the company to earn the top spot in the Vulnerability Management solution category. According to the SC Awards website the solution, “offers automated classification for clean, reliable data; the ability to search and identify known and unknown assets in seconds; and integrated IT, security and compliance data.”Finalists included Checkmarx, Qualys, ShiftLeft, Tenable, and Tripwire.
The annual SC Awards Honored in the U.S. even reviews cybersecurity products, companies, and professionals, categorized under Trust Awards, Excellence Awards, and Professional Awards, respectively. Each area contains sub-categories, under which contenders are assessed and reviewed by a jury panel.
Source: Qualys on SoftwareReviews, published December 2019
Source: Vulnerability Management Emotional Footprint on SoftwareReviews
This award bodes well for Qualys, as it continues to be listed among the top Vulnerability Management solutions vendors. Its Global IT Asset Inventory product launched in February 2019 after a six-month long public beta, combining vulnerability management with asset discovery and configuration management. These elements extend the traditional practice of vulnerability management beyond a mere “scan-and-reporting" operation.
Qualys had recently announced the release of its Qualys VMDR solution, Vulnerability Management, Detection, and Response (VMDR), at RSA Conference 2020, which adds patch deployment and asset management to its current vulnerability management offering. General availability of VMDR is scheduled for April 1, 2020. It will be interesting to see how well Qualys fares with the new offering, as it continues to expand the functionality provided by Global IT Asset Inventory.
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