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7Safe Selects the Qualys PCI Compliance Platform

7Safe to Switch Current Customers to QualysGuard PCI Compliance to Provide Comprehensive, Automated, Cost Effective PCI Compliance Offering

Slough, UK - June 28, 2011 - Information security and penetration testing specialist 7Safe today announced an extension of its partnership with Qualys®, Inc., the leading provider of Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) IT security risk and compliance management solutions. Under the partnership, 7Safe will offer the industry leading QualysGuard® Payment Card Industry (PCI) Compliance as the cornerstone of its (PCI) compliance solutions, completely replacing its previous PCI solution.

7Safe is a Qualified Security Assessor (QSA) with expertise in assisting merchants and service providers achieve and maintain compliance with the PCI data security standard (DSS), a set of guidelines that organizations must follow to keep credit card information secure. 7Safe has chosen to standardize on QualysGuard PCI to provide customers with an effective, comprehensive and cost effective solution.

“PCI compliance is critical for all organizations handling electronic payments,” said Dan Haagman, co-founder and director at 7Safe. “Qualys provides a best-of-breed, industry-leading PCI solution, and that is what we want to provide to our clients. With its SaaS architecture, QualysGuard PCI is comparatively simple to implement and maintain, particularly as it is backed by Qualys’ extensive technical support and services.“

QualysGuard PCI, used today by 68 percent of all approved scanning vendors (ASVs), provides businesses, online merchants and Member Service Providers (MSPs) the easiest, most cost-effective and highly-automated way to achieve compliance with the PCI DSS. QualysGuard PCI draws upon the same highly accurate scanning infrastructure and technology as Qualys' flagship solution, QualysGuard - used by thousands of organizations around the world to protect their networks from the security vulnerabilities that make attacks against networks possible.

“QualysGuard PCI brings significant advantages for security consultancies such as 7Safe, and for their clients,” said Philippe Courtot, chairman and CEO for Qualys. “Thanks to its SaaS architecture, it is easy to deploy and cost-effective while offering greater capabilities and flexibility.”

Note7Safe is collaborating with Qualys and Barclaycard at this year’s exciting ‘Security Matters’ event on 30th June, expanding on a theme of ‘Knowing the Risks’. Speakers will include Neira Jones (Head of Payment Card Security, Barclaycard), Stanley Skoglund (Senior Vice President, Visa Europe) and Jeremy King (European Managing Director, PCI SSC).

For more information on this event, visit http://www.7safe.co.uk/.

About Qualys

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

The QualysGuard® service is used today by more than 5,000 organizations in 85 countries, including 45 of the Fortune Global 100, and performs more than 500 million IP audits per year. Qualys has the largest vulnerability management deployment in the world at a Fortune Global 50 company, and has been recognized by leading industry analysts for its market leadership.

Qualys has established strategic agreements with leading managed service providers and consulting organizations including BT, Etisalat, Fujitsu, IBM, I(TS)2, LAC, NTT, SecureWorks, Symantec, Tata Communications and TELUS. Qualys is also a founding member of the Cloud Security Alliance (CSA).

For more information, please visit www.qualys.com.

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