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Qualys and Lanmark join forces to combat IT Network Vulnerability

Partnership Agreement to Deliver QualysGuard Online Network Security Service Through Lanmark Technical Services

Redwood City, CA — February 14, 2000 — Qualys, a leader in the emerging field of online network vulnerability assessment services, today announces a partnership agreement with Lanmark Technical Services to integrate Qualys' online security auditing service into Lanmark's corporate IT solutions.

Lanmark, a leading IT consultancy, will offer its customers the opportunity to benefit from Qualys' flagship solution, QualysGuard, to assess their network vulnerability and effectively safeguard against security risks. QualysGuard, the first online, on-demand network vulnerability assessment service, will enable Lanmark to strengthen its risk assessment solutions by continually monitoring, assessing and strengthening the security of its customers' internet connections.

Stephen Winchcombe, Chief Executive Officer, Lanmark Technical Services, said: "As the personal use of technologies increases and ever more financial transactions take place across the internet, it has become necessary for companies to consider the vulnerability of their IT systems to the outside world. Lanmark recognise this. As part of our risk assessment solution, we aim to provide a quick and efficient service, which enables our customers to pinpoint any weaknesses and deal with them. With QualysGuard, we can do just that."

Welcoming today's announcement, Adil Pastakia, Qualys' Managing Director for Northern Europe and Middle East Operations, comments: "We are delighted to have signed Lanmark as a partner within a month of the launch of Qualys' UK operation. Internet security is quickly rising to the top of the IT manager's 'worry list', resulting in a growing demand for powerful safeguards and diagnostic tools to analyse potential threats and vulnerabilities."

Under the current climate whereby corporate network infiltration is an ongoing threat, ad hoc network audits are simply not enough. QualysGuard is delivered via the Application Service Provider (ASP) model on a subscription as opposed to a transaction basis. This will enable Lanmark customers to conduct unlimited checks on their IP addresses, at a fixed cost, which can be undertaken as frequently as they wish. An added benefit of QualysGuard is that it does not require deployment or upgrading of a company's software or hardware, as the service is accessed through a secure browser.

Adil concludes: "Today's deal represents an excellent solution for both Lanmark and Qualys. By partnering Lanmark, Qualys has secured further inroads into the channel market, enabling us to tap into the demand for network vulnerability assessment, whilst Lanmark benefits from an enhanced service offering that compliments its product portfolio by offering its customers a completely independent assessment tool. Qualys has an aggressive partnership programme and is focused on getting other UK IT companies on board as partners to support its security products."

About Lanmark Technical Services

Lanmark Technical Services provides best solutions to information technology problems, offering practical, flexible and efficient services. Founded in 1994, Lanmark is based in Isleworth, Middlesex, and has developed relationships with companies such as Microsoft, IBM UK, Deloitte Touche and Sony. For more information please visit www.lanmark.co.uk

About QualysGuard

QualysGuard is a subscription-based, automated service that assesses on an ongoing basis the security of Internet entry points to corporate networks. Subscribers use the service to gain an enterprise-wide view of network security exposures, recommended fixes, and access to the most up-to-date resources, customised for their particular needs.

About Qualys

With more than 2,000 subscribers ranging from small businesses to multinational corporations, Qualys has become the leader in on demand vulnerability management and policy compliance. The company allows security managers to strengthen the security of their networks effectively, conduct automated security audits and ensure compliance with internal policies and external regulations. Qualys' on demand technology offers customers significant economic advantages, requiring no capital outlay or infrastructure to deploy and manage. Its distributed scanning capabilities and unprecedented scalability make it ideal for large, distributed organisations. Hundreds of large companies have deployed Qualys on a global scale, including AXA, DuPont, Hershey Foods, ICI Ltd, Novartis, Sodexho, Standard Chartered Bank and many others. Qualys is headquartered in Redwood City, California, with European offices in France, Germany and the U.K., and Asian representatives in Japan, Singapore, Australia, Korea and the Republic of China. For more information, please visit www.qualys.com.

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