Qualys, Inc. provides on-demand IT security risk and compliance management software products and services through its QualysGuardsoftware-as-a-service (SaaS) platform. The company, founded in 1999 by Philippe Langlois and Gilles Samoun, is privately owned. It is headquartered in Redwood Shores, California, with international offices. Qualys was one of the first company to act as SaaS provider (formerly known as ASP - Application Service Provider) as early a 1999 and to release REST-like (not REST-ful) HTTP API (2000).
The company’s flagship product line, QualysGuard, is founded on the software-as-a-service (SaaS) model and is made up of these products:
QualysGuard Vulnerability Management - security risk and vulnerability management solution
QualysGuard Policy Compliance - defines, audits and documents for full IT security compliance
QualysGuard PCI Compliance - automated PCI compliance validation for merchants and acquiring institutions
QualysGuard Web Application Security - automated crawling and testing for custom web applications
Free Malware scanning
Qualys Go Secure Seal
Qualys Browser Checkup examines web-browser plugins and suggests improvements.
Qualys’ Vulnerability R&D Lab conducts a monthly, second-Tuesday videocast to discuss the vulnerabilities and threats present in Microsoft Windows.