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Qualys Partners with SecurityFocus.com to Enhance QualysGuard

Online Network Security Service Powered By Timely And Extensive Vulnerability Knowledge

Sunnyvale, Calif. — August 1, 2000 — Qualys™, Inc., a leader in online network security services, and SecurityFocus.com, the premier security information portal, today announced that they have teamed to provide subscribers of the QualysGuard™ online network auditing service with the most referenced, timely and extensive information available on their particular security vulnerabilities. Armed with this relevant knowledge, companies will be able to quickly and proactively eliminate their network security risks.

Qualys is integrating SecurityFocus.com vulnerability information as part of its QualysGuard service and is using the SecurityFocus.com information to compliment its already extensive vulnerability database and ensure comprehensive vulnerability coverage for its customers. Security and IT consultants, corporations, ISPs and customers with stringent security requirements use the QualysGuard service to (1) continually audit Internet-connected networks in real-time, (2) gain detailed graphical views of network security exposures, (3) receive immediate analyses of network security risks along with the latest resources and links to recommended fixes, and (4) access to content that is customized according to each customer’s network.

“Partnering with SecurityFocus.com, the premier source for security information, will enable us to provide subscribers with instant alerts on equipment, software and application security vulnerabilities detected by QualysGuard online security audits,” said Gilles Samoun, Qualys Chairman and CEO. “The one-two punch provided by combining QualysGuard audits and focused, timely security information will allow subscribers to take precise aim at their particular security vulnerabilities and quickly eradicate them.”

SecurityFocus.com is the leading resource for security professionals and maintains the Internet’s most comprehensive database on network security vulnerabilities, issues and solutions, combined with an extensive security advisory service, the popular Bugtraq security mailing list, and well-attended security forums. This information is delivered to SecurityFocus.com’s readers through a variety of media - the SecurityFocus.com website, email lists and a “push” alert mechanism through the SecurityFocus.com Pager.

“We are pleased to be partnering with Qualys to help ensure that its customers receive the most up-to-date security vulnerability information available,” said Art Wong, CEO of SecurityFocus.Com. “The combination of an online auditing service with the most rigorous vulnerability information available make this an extremely compelling product for security conscious customers.”

About SecurityFocus.com
Headquartered in San Mateo, California, SecurityFocus.com is the most vital online community available today where individuals and corporations can find the security information they need from the industry’s leading authorities. With Internet security serving as the key component for eBusinesses and eCommerce success, SecurityFocus.com provides 24x7 access to security links and resources that include news, books, mailing lists, tools, products, and security services. In addition, SecurityFocus.com features one of the strongest security advisory collections, including the latest information on system vulnerabilities and available Internet-based solutions. One of SecurityFocus.com’s greatest features, Bugtraq, is the industry’s most read online security mailing list. The site also hosts security-relevant Focus areas that cover Microsoft, Sun, and Linux platforms as well as Intrusion Detection Systems (IDS) and Incident Handling. To discover more about SecurityFocus.com, visit www.securityfocus.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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