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Qualys selected as Finalist in three categories within European SC Magazine Awards – including Security Vendor of the Year

Slough, UK - 24 February, 2009 - Qualys, the leading provider of on demand IT security risk and compliance management solutions, announced today that it has been shortlisted as a finalist in three categories within this year’s SC Magazine Awards Europe, including the premier award as Security Vendor of the Year. Also, QualysGuard is shortlisted for Best Vulnerability Assessment and QualysGuard Express for Best SME Security Solution. The SC Awards are judged by the SC Awards Council, an international group of senior CSOs. Winners will be announced at the SC European Awards Gala Dinner on 28 April at the Hurlingham Club in London.

“One of the significant advantages of the Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) model for security, which we at Qualys pioneered in 1999, is the ability to quickly respond to customers’ needs and market/technology changes. This, in addition to the ease of deployment SaaS allows us to provide a comprehensive and felxible suite of security and complaince solutions at a cost they can afford. We are honored that the SC Awards judges recognise the significance of our contribution in promoting technical and business progress.” Said Philippe Courtot, Chairman and CEO of Qualys.

Built and delivered on demand via an SaaS platform, the QualysGuard suite of vulnerability and compliance management solutions provide the easiest–to-deploy, most accurate, and most comprehensive way to reduce security and regulatory compliance risks. A Web browser is all that is needed for an organization to scan its network in order to spot and fix the vulnerabilities that constitute the gateway for roughly 99 percent of successful attacks – at a cost that is, on average, 50 to 90 percent less than traditional software scanning solutions.The QualysGuard on demand platform is now performing more than 200 million IP production scans per annum with high accuracy. It remotely manages 5,500 scanner appliances deployed in 85 countries, supporting more than 3,500 customers across the globe.

About the SC Awards Europe

The SC Awards Europe are widely considered the most prestigious awards programme in the information security industry and stand out as a true benchmark of achievement. Now in their fourteenth year, the Awards have a long-standing tradition of promoting excellence. ‘I congratulate all those businesses and individuals who have been short-listed and look forward to welcoming them to the Awards night in April’ – Paul Fisher, Editor, SC Magazine UK The 2009 Awards presentation will be held on 28 April at the Hurlingham Club in London. For further detail, visit http://www.scmagazine.com/uk/awards/.

About Qualys

Qualys, Inc. is the leading provider of on demand IT security risk andcompliance management solutions - delivered as a service. Qualys’Software-as-a-Service solutions are deployed in a matter of hoursanywhere in the world, providing customers an immediate and continuousview of their security and compliance postures.

The QualysGuard(r) service is used today by more than 3,500organizations in 85 countries, including 40 of the Fortune Global 100and performs more than 200 million IP audits per year. Qualys has thelargest vulnerability management deployment in the world at a FortuneGlobal 50 company.

Qualys has established strategic agreements with leading managed serviceproviders and consulting organizations including BT, Etisalat, Fujitsu,IBM, I(TS)2, LAC, SecureWorks, Symantec, TELUS and VeriSign. For moreinformation, please visit www.qualys.com.

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Qualys, the Qualys logo and QualysGuard are proprietary trademarks of Qualys, Inc. All other products or names may be trademarks of their respective companies.

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