SAN FRANCISCO, Feb. 27, 2013 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Qualys Inc. (Nasdaq:QLYS), a pioneer and leading provider of cloud security and compliance management solutions , and Verizon, a leading provider of global managed security solutions, today announced an agreement to expand their relationship to deliver new advanced cloud-based IT security and compliance management services. These services include vulnerability management, Web application scanning, PCI and policy compliance solutions to organizations around the world. Verizon enterprise clients can now benefit from the performance, security and scalability of the QualysGuard Cloud Platform to secure and protect their IT assets and Web applications from cyber attacks and to automate compliance. Verizon also will layer additional analytics with these managed security services by leveraging its proprietary risk models to provide clients with actionable information about their security risk posture. "Qualys' cloud platform, commitment to innovation and global reach have made them a leader in the security services space," said Cindy Bellefeuille Stanton, director of security product management for Verizon Enterprise Solutions. "By incorporating these solutions into our managed services and consulting offerings, our clients now have more choice and flexibility in meeting their compliance and security requirements -- a growing area of focus for our clients." "Verizon has built an impressive global managed security and consulting practice and together we will deliver leading edge IT security and compliance solutions to organizations around the world," said Philippe Courtot, Chairman and CEO, Qualys. "Our expanded relationship will pay big dividends for enterprises looking to strengthen their security defense." About QualysGuard Cloud Platform The QualysGuard Cloud Platform and its integrated suite of security and compliance solutions helps provide organizations of all sizes with a global view of their security and compliance posture, while reducing their total cost of ownership. The QualysGuard Cloud Suite, which includes Vulnerability Management, Web Application Scanning, Malware Detection Service, Policy Compliance, PCI Compliance and Qualys SECURE Seal, enable customers to identify their IT assets, collect and analyze large amounts of IT security data, discover and prioritize vulnerabilities and malware, recommend remediation actions and verify the implementation of such actions.