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Qualys Wins Computerworld Innovative Technology Award

Fortune 1,000 Customers Nominate QualysGuard Web Service for Accuracy, Ease of Deployment and Low Total Cost of Ownership

Redwood City, CA — September 24, 2003 — Qualys™, Inc., the market leader of on-demand Network Security Audits and Vulnerability Management, today announced that Computerworld has named the QualysGuard® Web Service as a Computerworld Innovative Technology Awards winner. The Computerworld Innovative Technology Awards distinguish vendors that are nominated by their customers for offering leading-edge products or services and providing measurable payback. Computerworld, the voice of IT management, is a business unit of IDG, the world's leading technology media, research and event company.

QualysGuard was selected as an award winner from a field of 350 nominations. All nominations came directly from Fortune 1,000 customers. The nominations were reviewed by a panel of Computerworld editors and then distributed among a group of IT executives for evaluation.

According to Computerworld, "[e]valuations were based on these criteria:
  • The company's technology is innovative and original.
  • It offers demonstrable value to corporate IT operations in Fortune 1,000 companies.
  • It creates a new advantage or opportunity for customers.
  • Customers have successfully implemented the technology and are getting measurable payback or competitive advantage from it.
  • The technology will change the way companies do business or solve technology problems into the future."
"There is no better award than one that comes from our customers and distinguished members of the IT community," said Philippe Courtot, Chairman and CEO of Qualys. "Our web service model is gaining fast market acceptance within the Fortune 1,000. Over 150 Fortune 1,000 customers now rely on the QualysGuard Web Service to proactively identify and eliminate threats before they can be exploited by hackers and worms."

The full article about the Computerworld Innovative Technology Awards was published in the September 22, 2003 issue of Computerworld. It is available online at www.computerworld.com/news/2003/story/0,11280,85225,00.html.

About QualysGuard

QualysGuard is an on-demand security audit service delivered over the web that enables organizations to effectively manage their vulnerabilities and maintain control over their network security with centralized reports, verified remedies, and full remediation workflow capabilities with trouble tickets. QualysGuard provides comprehensive reports on vulnerabilities including severity levels, time to fix estimates and impact on business, plus trend analysis on security issues. By continuously and proactively monitoring all network access points, QualysGuard dramatically reduces security managers' time researching, scanning and fixing network exposures and enables companies to eliminate network vulnerabilities before they can be exploited.

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.

Qualys, the Qualys logo and QualysGuard are proprietary trademarks of Qualys, Inc. All other products or names may be trademarks of their respective companies.

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