AsTech Vigilance – announced Monday – is being billed as the first guarantee for implementing, configuring and managing Qualys’ cloud-based security and compliance solutions.

Aldrin Brown, Editor-in-Chief

October 18, 2017

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Security consultant and service provider AsTech has launched an innovative marketing effort, offering up to $1 million in reimbursement of data breach-related costs for subscribers to its Managed Qualys Services.

AsTech Vigilance – announced Monday – is being billed as the first guarantee for implementing, configuring and managing Qualys’ cloud-based security and compliance solutions.

The Qualys Cloud Platform provides continuous assessment of a customer’s security and compliance posture, and visibility across all assets.

AsTech Vigilance is sold separately from the Managed Qualys Services subscription.

“Our broad experience managing the Qualys Cloud Platform helps organizations with limited security staff get the most out of their Qualys investment by optimizing vulnerability detections and eliminating blind spots in an organization’s defenses which could be used by a cybercriminal to gain access to their network,” AsTech president Andrew McDonnell said in a statement.

“AsTech’s Managed Qualys Services provide companies with the expertise and experience needed to maximize the visibility provided by the Qualys Cloud Platform,” he continued. “Adding AsTech Vigilance means you get the peace of mind of a $1 million guarantee against data breaches that happen from vulnerabilities undetected in your Internet-facing assets.” 

No AsTech customer has experienced a data breach in the company’s 20-year history, the San Francisco-based firm says.

AsTech already offers a guarantee to customers of its application security offering, dubbed Paragon Security Program.

Qualys Cloud Platform works with for public or private clouds and is designed as a comprehensive SaaS delivered security solution with compliance reporting.

The product is used by more than 9,300 customers in more than 120 countries, including a majority of the Fortune 100.

“As data breaches continue to impact global businesses, boards of directors are now pursuing cyber insurance options to protect their companies,” Philippe Courtot, chairman and CEO of Qualys, Inc., said in a statement.

“This in turn requires that security metrics be established so the underwriters could easily audit them,” he added. “Qualys’ cloud-based architecture and true platform approach makes this feasible, as underscored by AsTech’s Vigilance offering.”

Terms and conditions apply for the guarantee.

AsTech will be hosting a booth at the Qualys Security Conference, scheduled to begin Wednesday in San Francisco.


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Aldrin Brown

Editor-in-Chief, Penton

Veteran journalist Aldrin Brown comes to Penton Technology from Empire Digital Strategies, a business-to-business consulting firm that he founded that provides e-commerce, content and social media solutions to businesses, nonprofits and other organizations seeking to create or grow their digital presence.

Previously, Brown served as the Desert Bureau Chief for City News Service in Southern California and Regional Editor for Patch, AOL's network of local news sites. At Patch, he managed a staff of journalists and more than 30 hyper-local and business news and information websites throughout California. In addition to his work in technology and business, Brown was the city editor for The Sun, a daily newspaper based in San Bernardino, CA; the college sports editor at The Tennessean, Nashville, TN; and an investigative reporter at the Orange County Register, Santa Ana, CA.


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