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QUALYS to Offer Online Network Security Services through I.AM.AKAMAI

QualysGuard is selected as best-of-breed network security service to be available via I.AM.AKAMAI, the new, exclusive Web-based resource for Akamai customers

Sunnyvale, Calif. — October 25, 2000 — Qualys™, Inc., the leading provider of network vulnerability assessment services, today announced its participation in I.AM.AKAMAI - a Web-based resource that provides a single point of access for Akamai customers to leverage all the tools, services and information they need to deliver superior Web performance. To be available on demand through I.AM.AKAMAI, Qualys’ services will enable Akamai customers to identify potential network vulnerabilities.

“Qualys’ network security assessment services are a strategic and important component of our extensible I.AM.AKAMAI platform for Web performance needs,” said Earl Galleher, Executive Vice President, Akamai Technologies, Inc. “It is critical for organizations to make the shift from a tactical to strategic approach to security. Our partners and customers will distance themselves from the pack and gain a competitive advantage by adopting a process oriented, proactive approach using Qualys’ services.

“Qualys is a pioneer in the emerging field of online network security assessment systems. Qualys’ subscription-based service - QualysGuard - resides on the Internet, outside subscriber firewalls and is updated on a daily basis with new vulnerability tests. Customers use the service to audit either on demand or on a scheduled basis, network perimeters for potential vulnerabilities. Then using the comprehensive Qualys reports, subscribers can proactively assess, prioritize and resolve any identified problems. “We are excited that Akamai has recognized the superior performance of our products by selecting us as a Portal Technology Partner,” said Christophe Culine, Vice President of Sales, Qualys, Inc. “Akamai customers are among the world’s leading content providers and we look forward to helping them meet their security needs.”

I.AM.AKAMAI
I.AM.AKAMAI fortifies Akamai’s efforts to execute the highest level of continuous, specialized customer service and create an extensible platform of comprehensive resources for advanced e-business. The I.AM.AKAMAI portal will combine industry-leading tools and services from select Internet-centric solution providers, creating a one-stop shop for Web-based businesses. In addition to Qualys, the current Portal Technology Partners are 2Roam, Fireclick, Gomez Networks, McAfee.com, Mercury Interactive, OneSoft, TimesTen, and Watchfire.

Akamai
Akamai is the leading Content Delivery Service Provider, serving over 2,800 customers worldwide. Akamai has the broadest deployment of servers for content, streaming media, and applications delivery with over 6,000 servers in 54 countries directly connected inside 335 different telecommunications networks.

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.


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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