Qualys Acquires Nemean Networks

Qualys, a provider of security vulnerability assessment services, has acquired a research firm that specializes in detecting malware on websites.

The acquisition of Nemean Networks will be the basis for adding new capabilities to the Qualys lineup in 2010 that will be more focused on actual security protection in addition to providing vulnerability scans.

Nemean Networks has developed an intrusion-detection system and a honeypot system that provides visibility into attacks on websites – and there already are more than 1 million sites infected with malware. With the acquisition, Qualys said the first order of business will be to work with the security community to develop intrusion-detection system signatures that can be applied to Snort and other open source security tools.


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