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eWEEK Names Qualys Its Analyst's Choice in Vulnerability Management

QualysGuard Web Service Receives Highest Score for Technical Accuracy, Service Performance and Enterprise Management

Redwood City, CA — July 16, 2003 — Qualys™, Inc., the market leader of on-demand security audits and vulnerability management, today announced announced that its QualysGuard web service was named eWEEK’s Analyst’s Choice in the magazine’s review of vulnerability management solutions. eWEEK is a publication of Ziff Davis Media, Inc. One of the industry’s most recognized awards, eWEEK’s Analyst Choice acknowledges products and services for performance and value to customers.

The review, entitled “Three Systems Pinpoint Problems: Vulnerability Assessment Products Catch Big Stuff but Vary in Overall Ability,” was published in the July 14, 2003 issue of eWEEK. It is available online at,3959,1191522,00.asp.

Products considered for the review include Qualys’ QualysGuard Enterprise, Harris Corp’s STAT (Security Threat Avoidance Technology) Scanner Professional Edition 5.14, and Internet Security System Inc.’s Internet Scanner 7.0.

According to eWEEK, a publication of Ziff Davis Media, Inc., “The QualysGuard Enterprise Intranet Scanner service consistently identified the most potential exposures and identified the most serious problems, earning it our eWEEK Labs Analyst’s Choice Award… More important, QualysGuard Enterprise correctly profiled the systems and provided us with accurate reports that provided explanations of the problems and suggestions for making fixes.”

QualysGuard was commended not only for identifying the most important vulnerabilities across the widest range of operating systems and applications, but also for ensuring up-to-date vulnerability information. According to eWEEK, “…because QualysGuard Enterprise Intranet Scanner is a service, we never had to worry about keeping our vulnerability definitions up-to-date.”

In the review, QualysGuard received particularly high marks for capability, manageability and usability.

“The security industry is reaching a critical juncture where the window of time between vulnerability discovery and exploitation is becoming hours, rather than days or weeks. The need for immediate and accurate vulnerability remediation is crucial,” said Philippe Courtot, Chairman and CEO of Qualys. “We hear consistently from our enterprise customers that the web service model is simply the only way to manage their security threats in real time. We are thrilled to have the added recognition of eWEEK’s prestigious Analyst’s Choice award.”

About QualysGuard

The QualysGuard Web Service automates Network Security Audits and Vulnerability Management ensuring the security of information networks. With the highest degree of accuracy, data integrity, scalability, and ease of use, QualysGuard is available in a variety of packages designed to meet the specific needs of enterprises, SMBs, consultants, or managed service providers.

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

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