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Qualys Hosts its First Annual Network Security Conference: Fortifying Our Networks

IDC Analyst Allan Carey to Keynote Event Attended by Industry's Leading Security Experts

Redwood City, CA — June 3, 2002 — Qualys™, Inc., the leader in Managed Vulnerability Assessment, will host its first security conference this week, bringing together industry experts, business partners, and customers to exchange ideas and insights about the next generation of security attacks that threaten corporate networks. The conference, "Fortifying Our Networks," scheduled for Thursday, June 6 through Friday, June 7, 2002 at the Hotel Nikko in San Francisco, will provide a unique opportunity for attendees to preview the latest technologies for prevention of intrusions from hackers, viruses, worms, and trojans.

"As companies increasingly rely upon the Internet to conduct e-business and critical business operations, they are placing themselves at risk from the epidemic of network attacks that jeopardizes digital assets, business continuity, and corporate reputations," noted Allan Carey, Program Manager for IDC's Information Security Services practice and the keynote speaker at Fortifying Our Networks. "One critical component of defense for security professionals is staying up-to-date on the latest tools and practices to protect their networks, and Qualys' security conference is an important venue for them to preview preventive technologies and learn about how their colleagues proactively mitigate network exposures."

In addition to Carey's keynote, Qualys executives and prominent partners, including Vistorm, will present the newest threats on the horizon, as well as the latest developments to counter these threats. Current customers of QualysGuard, including Apple Computer, will provide a first-hand perspective of their experiences incorporating the service into their network security policies and processes. Additionally, special interest groups will informally explore a variety of network security-related topics.

"The goal of our Security Conference is to gain a firsthand understanding of our customers' and partners' network security concerns to ensure that our development of next-generation solutions aligns with their needs," said Qualys Chairman and CEO Philippe Courtot. "In an environment of increasing sophistication and frequency of hacker attacks, the conference will also provide a unique opportunity for attendees to share ideas and discuss solutions that prevent network intrusions from crippling their organizations."

Thursday, June 6, will be an educational day for Qualys engineers and the company's partners and customers, focusing on emerging industry issues, the QualysGuard architecture and features, upcoming product enhancements, and customer case studies. On Friday, June 7, the partner-only session will review Qualys' channel marketing programs. For more details on Fortifying Our Networks or to register for the first day of the conference, which is open to prospective QualysGuard users as well as customers, please go to http://www.qualys.com/events/qsc.html.

QualysGuard, Qualys' advanced Web-based platform, enables companies to proactively protect their corporate data assets by continuously and automatically auditing their networks for external vulnerabilities. Companies of all sizes-from enterprise to small business-can protect their networks, while at the same time radically decreasing the costs to assess, identify, fix, and verify elimination of vulnerabilities. QualysGuard uses advanced vulnerability detection techniques to assess a network's security exposures and suggest remedies before intruders can take advantage of them. Qualys' KnowledgeBase-the most comprehensive, constantly updated database-contains more than 1600 vulnerability signatures covering over 300 applications on more than 20 different platforms.

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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