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Qualys Anounces Agreement with VeriSign to Offer QualysGuard™ Online Network Vulnerability Auditing Service

VeriSign customers to purchase leading automated vulnerability assessment service directly from VeriSign Web site

San Jose, Calif. — May 22, 2001 — Qualys, Inc., a leading provider of enterprise network vulnerability assessment and monitoring solutions, today announced that VeriSign, Inc. (NASDAQ: VRSN), the leading provider of Internet trust services, is making the QualysGuard™ online network vulnerability auditing service available to its digital certificate clientele on a subscription basis.

Completely Web-based, with no special software or hardware required, the QualysGuard service automatically scans computer networks over the Internet for security exposures, thus enabling VeriSign customers to proactively and cost-effectively defend themselves against intrusion.

“We’re offering QualysGuard as an important added-value service along with our digital certificate services,” said Ben Golub, Vice-President, Web Site Trust Services, VeriSign. “VeriSign customers can use the QualysGuard service at any time and from any location to visualize their network vulnerabilities and accurately assess their security risks in real-time”.

The QualysGuard service quickly audits any sized network, graphically maps and describes security risks, and suggests possible solutions. More than 900 vulnerability tests are performed automatically with audit results delivered to a private Web page for secure customer viewing. Customers benefit from an “intruder’s-eye view” of their security exposures, a worldwide auditing capability, and a constantly growing knowledge base that enables users to keep abreast of the newest security vulnerabilities.

“It is very significant that VeriSign is using the remote online security auditing space in this manner,” said Philippe Courtot, Chairman and CEO of Qualys. “Until QualysGuard, auditing a network for security holes was an expensive and time-consuming proposition, requiring specialized software and equipment. In offering QualysGuard, VeriSign is leveraging the same convenient channel they use for delivering certificates to deliver an additional valuable security service at a very reasonable cost to its customers.”

Effective immediately through the VeriSign Web site, customers can choose between two separate introductory pricing offers and may also choose to purchase unlimited yearly subscriptions.

About VeriSign
VeriSign, Inc. (Nasdaq:VRSN) is the leading provider of trusted infrastructure services to web sites, enterprises, electronic commerce service providers and individuals. The company’s domain name, digital certificate and payment services provide the critical web identity, authentication and transaction infrastructure that online businesses require to conduct secure e-commerce and communications. VeriSign’s services are available through its or through its direct sales force and reseller partners around the world.

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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