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The Software & Information Industry Association Names Qualys a Finalist in the 19th Annual Codie Awards

QualysGuard Web Service Recognized as Innovative Vulnerability Management Web Solution

Redwood City, CA — January 21, 2004 — Qualys™, Inc., the market leader of on-demand Network Security Audits and Vulnerability Management, today announced its QualysGuard® web service has been named a finalist in the 19th Annual Software & Information Industry Association’s (SIIA) Codie Awards. The SIIA has selected QualysGuard as one of the best security services available, along with solutions from Computer Associates, Symantec, Zone Labs and others. The winners will be announced in May 2004 at the SIIA Annual Conference.

“In light of the intense competition this year, to be named a Codie Awards finalist is a tremendous honor and an important achievement,” said Ken Wasch, SIIA president. “SIIA is proud to recognize Qualys as a true leader in its field.”

The Best Security Product or Service category awards the product or service that best provides security to data, computers or infrastructure. This includes anti-virus products, firewalls, spam filters, encryption, privacy tools, intrusion detection, policy-based management, managed services, authentication and virtual private networks. The Codie Awards showcase the finest products and services in the software and information industry.

“In the technology industry, the Codie Awards have a long history and an established reputation for recognizing pioneers of groundbreaking solutions,” said Philippe Courtot, Chairman and CEO of Qualys. “We are pleased that QualysGuard has been identified by the SIIA and included among such a prestigious group of finalists. This award is testimony to the benefits of web-based security services and how web services are now replacing complex enterprise software solutions.”

QualysGuard is being recognized for its outstanding security product achievement and remarkable strides in creating a trusted solution for vulnerability management. Winners will be chosen from 46 categories by judges consisting of industry trade press, mainstream technology writers, industry experts and SIIA members. The Codie Awards provide the only peer recognition program in the software and information industry, a unique venue where companies compete for the praise of their competitors. To view Qualys and the entire list of Codie Awards finalists, please visit: http://www.siia.net/codies2004/finalists.asp.

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 www.qualys.com.


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

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