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Qualys Delivering Online Vulnerability Assessment Tutorial For Secure Virtual Private Networks

Sponsors eight-city Network World seminar series: “VPNs…Guiding Your Way Toward Network Security.”

Sunnyvale, Calif. — August 30, 2001 — Qualys™, Inc., a leading provider of enterprise network vulnerability assessment and monitoring solutions, today announced that it is co-sponsoring an eight-city seminar tour across North America this Fall focusing on the implementation of secure Virtual Private Networks (VPNs). Produced by Network World and entitled “VPNs…Guiding Your Way Toward Network Security,” the seminars will include a tutorial from Qualys on how online network vulnerability scanning provides VPNs of all sizes with a proactive and perpetually up-to-date defense against would-be intruders.

Designed for CIOs, top IS and network management, network architects, and network security personnel, the day-long seminars will delve into such topics as securing remote connections and emerging technologies and tools for authentication and authorization. Dates for the eight city tour include:

· 10/23/01 Dallas, TX
· 10/24/01 Chicago, IL
· 10/25/01 Detroit, MI
· 10/30/01 San Francisco, CA
· 10/31/01 Irvine, CA
· 11/27/01 New York, NY
· 11/28/01 Washington, DC
· 11/29/01 Framingham, MA

The Qualys portion of the seminars will examine the economics of Internet-delivered vulnerability scanning services versus traditional hardware and software based assessment technologies. Qualys will also discuss how the new online scanning model delivers a unique “hacker’s eye-view” of network vulnerabilities and ensures constantly up-to-date protection-with new vulnerability detection signatures able to be deployed to customers literally on an hour to hour basis.

“VPNs, for all their value, do not provide continuous security right out of the box,” said Philippe Courtot, Chairman and CEO of Qualys. “New security exposures are constantly developing and companies investing in VPNs to safeguard their information have to take a proactive stance against emerging threats. Automatic and cost-effective, online vulnerability scanning services enable businesses to secure their networks on a continuous basis and thus derive maximum return from VPN investments.”

Companies interested in attending one of the seminars should register at
www.networkworld.com/seminars/security or call Network World at 800-643-4668.

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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