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Qualys Ranked As Worldwide Market Leader for Device Vulnerability Assessment in 2008

Slough, Berkshire. - October 21, 2009 - Qualys, Inc., the leading provider of on demand IT security risk and compliance management solutions, today announced that the company was ranked by IDC as the worldwide market leader for Device Vulnerability Assessment (VA) according to IDC’s Market Analysis report published today – Worldwide Security and Vulnerability Management Market for 2009-2013 and 2008 Vendor Shares. This market leadership highlights the accelerated adoption of Qualys’ IT security and compliance solutions, delivered in the cloud via a Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) model, by organizations and government agencies worldwide.

“We are privileged and honored to be in this leadership position as it demonstrates the acceptance of Security-as-a-Service and the support of our customers over the past 10 years,” said Philippe Courtot, CEO and chairman of Qualys. “Our customers have been instrumental in helping us bring IT security and compliance together in one suite and deliver it in the cloud.”

The 2008 Vendor Shares report from IDC ranks Qualys in the number one leadership spot for Worldwide Device Vulnerability Assessment with a market share of 13.4 percent. In the overall category of Vulnerability Assessment that includes both Device VA and Application VA, Qualys is ranked number two with 7.8 percent market share.

Founded in 1999, Qualys pioneered the SaaS delivery model for IT security and compliance solutions. Qualys’ flagship product, QualysGuard®, allows organizations to strengthen the security of their networks and conduct automated security audits to ensure compliance with policies and regulations. The QualysGuard SaaS suite includes 4 solutions for vulnerability management, policy compliance, Payment Card Industry (PCI) compliance and web application security assessments.

QualysGuard is a widely deployed SaaS solution, servicing over 4,000 active subscribers worldwide, 40 of which are Fortune 100 companies, and over 240 of which are Forbes Global 1000 companies. Additionally, Qualys has one of the largest vulnerability management deployments in the world at a Fortune Global 50 company.

About Qualys

Qualys, Inc. is the leading provider of on demand ITsecurity risk and compliance 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 continuous view oftheir security and compliance postures.

The QualysGuard® service is used today by more than 3,500 organizations in 85countries, including 40 of the Fortune Global 100 and performs more than 200million IP audits per year. Qualys has the largest vulnerability managementdeployment in the world at a Fortune Global 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, Tata Communications, TELUS and VeriSign.For more information, please visit


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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