REDWOOD CITY, Calif., March 5, 2013 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Qualys, Inc. (Nasdaq:QLYS), a pioneer and leading provider of cloud security and compliance management solutions, today announced that QualysGuard® Vulnerability Management (VM) was named "Best Vulnerability Management Tool" by SC Magazine. QualysGuard VM, which has won the same award five times before, automates the lifecycle vulnerability management for organizations large and small. The announcement was made on February 26, 2013 at the SC Awards Gala in San Francisco. "Our readers are on the front lines of information security, and they have recognized QualysGuard Vulnerability Management as a key tool for securing their organizations," said Illena Armstrong, VP of editorial, SC Magazine. "Without leaders in innovation like Qualys, we would not be able to plan for the future of enterprise security." "We are honored to be named once again as the best vulnerability management solution by SC Magazine Readers," said Philippe Courtot, chairman and CEO, Qualys. "We are continuing to expand the capabilities and reach of our QualysGuard Cloud Platform to bring into one place the security and compliance data needed to help customers address the increasingly aggressive threat landscape." The SC Awards, now in its 16th year, is the premier recognition for IT security professionals and products that fend off the myriad security threats in today's corporate world. The annual awards showcase the best solutions, services and professionals while recognizing achievement and technical excellence. QualysGuard Vulnerability Management was selected by a panel representing a cross-section of SC Magazine readership, comprised of large, medium and small enterprises from all major vertical markets, including financial services, health care, government, retail, education and other sectors. For more information and a detailed list of categories and winners, please visit www.scmagazineus.com/awards . About QualysGuard Vulnerability Management Delivered as part of the QualysGuard Cloud Platform, QualysGuard Vulnerability Management, or QualysGuard VM, is an industry leading and award-winning solution that automates network auditing and vulnerability management across an organization, including network discovery and mapping, asset management, vulnerability reporting, and remediation tracking. Driven by our comprehensive KnowledgeBase of known vulnerabilities, QualysGuard VM enables cost-effective protection against vulnerabilities without substantial resource deployment. 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.