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Qualys and Keynectis Announce Strategic Partnership to Provide Customers a Comprehensive Solution to Ensure Proper SSL Implementation, Detection of Vulnerabilities and Elimination of Malware Infections

Les Assises de la Securite, Monaco - October 5, 2011 - Qualys®, Inc., the leading provider of Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) IT security risk and compliance management solutions, today announced a partnership with Keynectis®, the European leader of solutions to secure digital identities and information exchange, to offer a comprehensive ‘one stop shop’ solution to help SSL customers secure their web sites from vulnerabilities and drive-by malware.

Keynectis is a Certificate Authority with its root Certificate included in Browsers, and a member of the Certificate Authority and Browser Forum. The new solution will comprise Keynectis’ wide range of SSL certificates and dedicated services, together with Qualys SECURE Seal ( technology to help protect web sites from malware and vulnerabilities.

Qualys SECURE Seal allows businesses of all sizes to scan their web sites for the presence of malware, network and web application vulnerabilities, as well as SSL certificate validation. Once a web site passes these four comprehensive security scans, the Qualys SECURE Seal service generates a ‘Qualys SECURE Seal’ logo for the merchant to display on their web site demonstrating to online customers that the company is maintaining a rigorous and proactive security program.

“Recent high profile hacking incidents have rocked users’ confidence in the websites of even the most highly regarded organisations,” said Eric Domage, program manager - security products & services for IDC EMEA Software Group. “This initiative and others like it will help re-establish the reputation of websites and organisations that take it up, and will provide a clear and visible differentiation between websites that have been managed with customer security in mind, and those that haven’t. There is a long way to go, but such partnerships are significant steps ahead in a difficult context.”

“The combination of Keynectis SSL certificates and Qualys SECURE Seal offers businesses a comprehensive, affordable and automated program to proactively secure their web sites and demonstrate to their online customers their commitment to protecting them from malware attacks and their data from breaches,” said Philippe Courtot, chairman and CEO, Qualys Inc. “We are pleased to join forces with Keynectis to offer this combined solution to web site owners.”

“We have used Qualys solutions for our Cloud and SaaS infrastructure as customers for many years, and we are now pleased to offer this technology to help our customers make their website security robust. Our customers will be able use the Qualys SECURE Seal logo to build confidence amongst their own customers and thereby help increase their sales,” said Pascal Colin CEO, Keynectis.

Pricing and Availability
The new solution will be available from today direct from Keynectis, and also through its preferred channel partners in the next few weeks. The basic service is free to existing Qualys and Keynectis customers – premium services are available from 495€ per year, depending on specified options and scope. Keynectis will offer a 3 month free trial to new customers.

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About Keynectis
Keynectis is a software and SaaS provider, fully focused on Information Security Technologies. Pioneer of Cloud Computing, with more than 12 years of experience, Keynectis provides governments, financial institutions and enterprises around the world with a wide range of products and services for managing digital identities and securing electronic communications and documents. With over 25 million digital identities protected each year, Keynectis is European leader in Information Security Technologies.

The Board of Keynectis is chaired by M. Thierry Dassault. In July 2011, Keynectis acquired OpenTrust, leader in trusted infrastructure solutions for enterprise and government.

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About Qualys

Qualys, Inc. is the leading provider of Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) IT security risk and compliance management solutions. Qualys 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 organisations in 85 countries, including 45 of the Fortune 100, and performs more than 500 million IP audits per year. Qualys has the largest vulnerability management deployment in the world as a leading global company, and has been recognised by leading industry analysts for its market leadership. Qualys was recently named Best Security Company in the Excellence Awards category of the 2011 SC Awards U.S.

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

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