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Qualys Introduces Fault-Free Scanning

QualysGuard Global Scanning Infrastructure Reaches One Million Scans Using Over 3000 Unique Vulnerability Signatures with 99.997% Accuracy

Redwood City — November 18, 2003 — Qualys™, Inc., the market leader of on-demand Network Security Audits and Vulnerability Management, today announced Fault-Free Scanning, a process utilizing rapid feedback from thousands of customers to automatically fix faults, such as false-positives, and achieve new accuracy and performance milestones. Qualys’ web service architecture enables continuous quality improvement and performance breakthroughs - now performing over one million live scans per quarter using over 3000 vulnerability signatures, reporting 99.997% accuracy.

Due to the rapidly increasing number of vulnerabilities that could impact a diverse range of network assets, companies are performing more frequent audits to ensure maximum protection. Proactive organizations are testing for the most extensive set of vulnerabilities and not relying on just a limited scope of “important” or “common” audits. Deployed immediately, the QualysGuard® web service does not make assumptions or overlook any potential issues since its audits are the most up-to-date and complete in the security industry – providing clients with the peace-of-mind that all potential weaknesses have been identified correctly.

“An effective vulnerability management program requires very accurate and current vulnerability assessment data to support the baseline, remediation, and monitoring steps of the process,” said Mark Nicolett, Research VP at Gartner. “Elimination of false positives is critical for delivering such accurate assessments for organizations.”

“We selected Qualys because of all the solutions we reviewed, QualysGuard performs the most comprehensive scans with the fewest errors,” said Peter Albert, Director of Operations at iPass Inc. “When we considered the performance, accuracy, ease of use, and deployability of the QualysGuard web service, it yielded a very cost-effective solution for our network.”

“Understanding the big picture when it comes to our network is the first step in our overall security strategy,” said Dave Jordan, Chief Information Security Officer of Arlington County, Virginia. “QualysGuard delivers accurate information that helps us ensure the integrity of the network. As an important piece of the County’s security infrastructure, QualysGuard enables us to make informed decisions that effectively neutralize network threats in a timely manner.”

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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