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eSoft Partners With Qualys To Provide Network Security Scanning

BROOMFIELD, Colo. - eSoft Inc. (NASDAQ: ESFT — August 27, 2001 — today announced Security Check, a new SoftPakä application which provides companies the ability to scan their network for IT security vulnerabilities. eSoft has partnered with Qualys, Inc. to offer Security Check for the InstaGateä EX2 Internet security appliances.

Available immediately, Security Check is an automated network security assessment service that routinely scans for “security holes” in a company’s network. Powered by the Qualys network vulnerability scanning platform, Security Check pinpoints technical security exposures, assesses their risks, and makes recommendations on corrective actions. As companies may open up holes in their firewall to allow access to internal or DMZ servers, Security Check scans those services as well and reports on the risk of network intrusion.

“Security Check provides our customers with a proven solution for security vulnerability scanning,” said Dave Aylesworth, product manager for eSoft. “Because of its ease of integration and advanced scanning engine, it is an ideal complement to our SoftPak program.”

Security Check also keeps current of the latest vulnerabilities and continues to add new threats to its database on a regular basis. Security Check is an annual subscription service and the introductory pricing will provide customers with one year of unlimited network scans that can be scheduled on a daily, weekly or monthly basis to ensure routine security checks.

“Security Check will enable customers to comprehensively probe their networks for security holes using the most up-to-date vulnerability detection signatures,” said Philippe Courtot, Chairman and CEO of Qualys. “Armed with a hacker’s eye view of their network vulnerabilities, companies can address those exposures before intruders take advantage of them. We are pleased that eSoft has selected Qualys technology as they are known for developing innovative and highly effective ways of providing customers with the best security tools available.”

Security Check is one of several SoftPaks available from eSoft. SoftPaks are delivered with a single touch of a button from a desktop computer through eSoft’s innovative patent-pending SoftPak Director system.

About eSoft Inc.
eSoft is pioneering the delivery of business and IT-related applications through its secure Internet appliances. The company’s product line provides security features that include firewall and VPN, Internet and Web hosting services and business-enhancing software upgrades. eSoft’s products are sold internationally through a network of value added resellers, Internet service providers and value added distributors. The company is headquartered in Broomfield, Colorado and trades on the NASDAQ exchange under the ticker symbol ESFT. Contact eSoft at 295 Interlocken Blvd., #500, Broomfield, Colo., 80021; 303-444.1600 phone; 303-444-1640 fax; www.esoft.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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