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Qualys Wins the European SC Magazine Award for Best SME Security Solution

QualysGuard Express Recognized for Delivering Cost Effective and Automated IT Security and Compliance Management Capabilities for SMEs

Slough, Berkshire - 4 May 2010 - Qualys®, Inc., the leading provider of on demand IT security risk and compliance management solutions, today announced that QualysGuard Express has been awarded the SC Magazine Europe Award 2010 for Best Small and Medium Enterprise (SME) Security Solution. The award was announced at the SC Magazine gala dinner held at the Wyndham Grand London in Chelsea Harbour on 27th April 2010.

Installed amongst thousands of SMEs, QualysGuard Express is the only on demand Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) vulnerability and compliance management solution on the market that dramatically simplifies the complexities of IT security and compliance. It provides a streamlined and automated way to accurately identify and remedy IT security risks to meet compliance guidelines while continuously and proactively monitoring all network access points.

“QualysGuard Express brings us the simplicity of deployment and use while providing a continuous, very comprehensive and accurate assessment of our security and compliance posture,” said Barrie Ainsworth, head of IT for Kiddicare. “Furthermore as Qualys continues to deliver additional services to its platform, we are seeing that QualysGuard is a very good longterm investment.”

“Maintaining a secure and compliant network is a huge challenge for SMEs as they typically don’t have the in-house staff or resources to manage such complex initiatives,” said Philippe Courtot, Qualys chairman and CEO. “Helping businesses automate their IT security and compliance management initiatives has been our primary mission for the last decade. We are delighted to have won this award as it demonstrates the success of our customers worldwide to fight security threats and meet regulatory mandates at a price they can afford without adding any internal resources or having to maintain any software.”

Now entering its third decade, the SC Awards Europe are universally recognised as the most coveted and prestigious awards for the European information security industry. The SC Awards honour professionals working to secure enterprises and the vendor and channel communities that deliver innovative security technologies.

Further to the success of winning the Best SME Security Solution, Courtot was recognized as “highly commended” in the category ‘CEO of the Year.’ The award recognises Courtot’s vision and innovation as the driving force behind Qualys, which has gained recognition for the third year in a row as one of the fastest growing technology companies by Deloitte and Touche and Inc. Magazine.

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 hours anywhere inthe world, providing customers an immediate and continuous view of theirsecurity and compliance postures.

The QualysGuard® service is used today by more than 4,000 organizations in 85countries, including 42 of the Fortune Global 100 and performs more than 250million 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, NTT, SecureWorks, Symantec, Tata Communications and TELUS.

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