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NetLuminous Offers QualysGuard™ Online Vulnerability Scanning For Proactive Network Security

Robust, cost-effective network “insurance policy” for any sized company and network

Sunnyvale, Calif. — October 10, 2001 — NetLuminous, a leading Managed Service Provider (MSP) specializing in Internet based remote maintenance, management and reporting of e-business infrastructures, today announced that is offering Qualys online network vulnerability scanning service, QualysGuard, to its managed service offerings. Developed by Qualys, Inc., a leading provider of enterprise network vulnerability assessment and monitoring solutions, QualysGuard provides NetLuminous clients with a proactive line of defense against network security vulnerabilities, such as those exploited by Code Red, Nimda and other security threats.

“QualysGuard scanning is fast, easy to use and the most cost-effective network ‘insurance policy’ that clients can buy,” said Charles Jonsons, CEO of NetLuminous. “As a complementary product to our other Web service offerings, QualysGuard strengthens our ability to ensure the availability and integrity of business-critical networks and systems, and delivers excellent value to our customers.”

NetLuminous provides Web-enabled remote system monitoring, maintenance and management solutions to small and mid-sized enterprises-companies that are as much at risk of attack on their networks as larger organizations. QualysGuard enables companies of any size to launch automated scans of their networks via the Internet in order to quickly detect technical security holes. Network scans can be scheduled to run at regular intervals or can be launched on an ad hoc basis. In addition to detecting vulnerabilities, the service automatically assesses the level of risk presented by each vulnerability and suggests possible fixes. Thus armed, companies are able to address the uncovered security exposures before they can be exploited by hackers, worms, viruses and other threats.

Among the key benefits of QualysGuard is that it provides perpetually up-to-date protection against the latest network vulnerabilities. Qualys security researchers work around the clock to identify new vulnerabilities as they emerge and can immediately update the platform’s online database with new vulnerability detection signatures. Currently, more than 1,200 different vulnerability assessment signatures are used to detect and evaluate security risks, with an average of ten being added each week.

“NetLuminous evaluated multiple vulnerability scanning solutions and we are pleased they rated QualysGuard, first or second in every category-from technical depth and breadth to timeliness, reporting, support and cost effectiveness,” said Philippe Courtot, Chairman and CEO of Qualys. “We are particularly pleased that in the area of support, we finished first by ‘a wide margin’ because our goal is to make online vulnerability scanning an easy-to-use yet highly customizable security tool for every company, regardless of the size, complexity or location of their networks.”

About NetLuminous
NetLuminous Technologies, Inc., a privately held company headquartered in Atlanta, Georgia, is a leading Management Service Provider. The NetLuminous portfolio of e-support services relieves the burden companies face when building, deploying and maintaining mission-critical and application infrastructure. Using existing Internet connections, customers access real time infrastructure performance statistics and detailed Web reporting giving them greater control and visibility into their businesses.

NetLuminous services are developed in conjunction with products and services from leading technology companies such as BMC Software, BellSouth, Hewlett Packard, Intel and now Qualys. For more information, visit www.netluminous.com or call 1-770-326-6211.

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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