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VeriSign Integrates Qualys' Online Security Audit with Website Certificate Services

VeriSign Global Site Customers Offered Free 30-Day QualysGuard Service to Diagnose Online Network Security Risks

Redwood City, CA — June 12, 2000 — VeriSign, Inc. (Nasdaq:VRSN), the leading provider of Internet trust services, and Qualys, Inc., a leader in online network security services, today announced that VeriSign has integrated a free one-month subscription to Qualys’ new online security auditing service, QualysGuard™, with VeriSign’s Global Site and Global Site Plus website service offerings. The QualysGuard service enables webmasters and network administrators to evaluate potential network security risks in real time over the Internet by graphically mapping network vulnerabilities and suggesting possible solutions, including links to patches. By offering this new service, VeriSign continues to enhance its Global Site and Global Site Plus website services, providing customers with the most complete set of secure e-commerce services available on the market today.

“As hackers become more sophisticated, businesses need powerful safeguards and diagnostic tools to analyze potential threats and vulnerabilities,” said Anil Pereira, Vice President of VeriSign’s Internet Services Group. “Through the integration of Qualys’ new network security audit service with our industrial-strength website offerings, customers can view their network topography from a hacker’s perspective in real-time, providing them with the ability to take the corrective action necessary to bolster their network defenses.”

The QualysGuard security auditing service continuously monitors and detects vulnerabilities in a customer’s network and assesses the level of severity of any security holes. The service was designed from the “ground up” as an online service, providing customers with a comprehensive security audit and risk assessment of their network each time the service is accessed. QualysGuard connects customers with the most up-to-date security tests available and provides a confidential graphical report setting forth the results of the scan, an assessment of any vulnerability found, and suggested solutions.

“Through this free new service, VeriSign’s Global Site and Global Site Plus customers can see for themselves how easy it is to continually monitor their networks and protect their information assets without having to deploy and maintain costly security auditing software,” said Gilles Samoun, CEO and President of Qualys. “We are pleased to partner with VeriSign to enable thousands of customers to take advantage of this new online security service, allowing them to immediately visualize and understand their network security vulnerabilities and take rapid corrective action.”

Pricing and Availability
The QualysGuard service, bundled with VeriSign’s Global Site and Global Site Plus offerings for websites for a free 30-day period, is available now. During the 30-day trial period, customers can access the QualysGuard service to perform five (5) scans, or audits, on a single designated IP address. The five scans can be run at any time during the 30-day period, and can be launched simply by logging into a secure website and entering their login name and password.

About VeriSign, Inc.
VeriSign, Inc. (Nasdaq:VRSN) is the leading provider of Internet trust services - including domain name registration, authentication, payment, validation and network infrastructure services - to Web sites, enterprises, electronic commerce service providers and individuals, enabling trusted and secure electronic commerce and communications over the Internet. VeriSign’s trust services for enterprises and electronic commerce service providers are available through regional account representatives, resellers, and VeriSign affiliates worldwide. The company’s e-commerce services for websites, developers and individuals are available through www.verisign.com or through the company’s Network Solutions subsidiary at www.networksolutions.com.

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 www.qualys.com.


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