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Qualys Selected as Finalist for Three SC Magazine Global Awards

Slough, UK — March 24, 2004 — Qualys™, Inc., the market leader of on-demand Network Security Audits and Vulnerability Management, today announced that it has been named a finalist for three SC Magazine Global Awards. Qualys was selected for one of the most prestigious SC Magazine Global Awards, a Principal Award in the category of Best Security Solution 2004, which recognizes the best overall solution for security. The QualysGuard® Web service is a finalist for two Reader Trust Awards for Best Network Security Solution and Best Security Service.

SC Magazine Global Awards 2004 received more than 900 nominations from more than 300 individual companies this year. Finalists for the Principal Awards are selected on the basis of the judges’ deliberations, customer references and specific product tests. The Readers Awards are selected largely on the basis of votes from the over 80,000 readers of SC Magazine globally. The winners will be announced on April 27th at the SC Awards Gala Dinner in London.

Thousands of customers from small enterprises to large global organizations rely on QualysGuard’s Web service to provide regular and on-demand network security audits to proactively manage their security exposure. Unlike traditional software-based vulnerability management solutions, Qualys’ unique Web-based platform provides a secure and unalterable audit trail that records the discovery, management and remediation of security vulnerabilities.

“Receiving recognition from SC Magazine’s readers and the judges of this global awards program in three separate categories is a true testament to the innovation and effectiveness of Qualys’ Web service,” said Philippe Courtot, Chairman and CEO of Qualys. “The SC Magazine Global Awards is the industry’s only truly worldwide awards program, and we are pleased to be honored on such a broad scale.”

Recognizing achievement and technical excellence across 32 different product and service categories, the SC Awards is a global program with participation from developers and users around the world. More information on the 2004 award finalists can be found at

About QualysGuard

The QualysGuard Web Service automates Network Security Audits and Vulnerability Management ensuring the security of information networks. With the highest degree of accuracy, data integrity, scalability, and ease of use, QualysGuard is available in a variety of packages designed to meet the specific needs of enterprises, SMBs, consultants, or managed service providers.

About Qualys

With more than 2,000 subscribers ranging from small businesses to multinational corporations, Qualys has become the leader in on demand vulnerability management and policy compliance. The company allows security managers to strengthen the security of their networks effectively, conduct automated security audits and ensure compliance with internal policies and external regulations. Qualys’ on demand technology offers customers significant economic advantages, requiring no capital outlay or infrastructure to deploy and manage. Its distributed scanning capabilities and unprecedented scalability make it ideal for large, distributed organisations. Hundreds of large companies have deployed Qualys on a global scale, including AXA, DuPont, Hershey Foods, ICI Ltd, Novartis, Sodexho, Standard Chartered Bank and many others. Qualys is headquartered in Redwood City, California, with European offices in France, Germany and the U.K., and Asian representatives in Japan, Singapore, Australia, Korea and the Republic of China. 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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