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Qualys and GuardedNet Deliver Integrated Solution to Increase Accuracy of Security Event Management

Cox Communications Protects Critical Assets and Meets Security Best Practices by Incorporating Vulnerability Data within SEM Platform

Redwood City, CA — March 16, 2004 — Qualys™, Inc., the market leader of on-demand Network Security Audits and Vulnerability Management, and GuardedNet® Inc., the leader in Security Management and Incident Response Software, today announced the immediate availability of an integrated solution to increase the accuracy of threat detection and improve security best practices for enterprise customers.

GuardedNet's neuSECURE™ Security Event Management (SEM) now integrates with the QualysGuard® web service to provide organizations with accurate, third-party vulnerability data in real-time. This integration allows customers, such as Cox Communications, to dynamically audit their network environment to provide the latest information about security vulnerabilities within the neuSECURE console.

"With the Qualys and GuardedNet integration, I am able to dynamically view the vulnerability status of all my critical assets at any given moment in time from my neuSECURE console," said Jeff Hartley, manager of engineering security, Cox Communications." Having security event information consolidated with my vulnerability information enables my team to work more effectively and more efficiently in investigating and mitigating attacks."

One of the greatest challenges that corporate security teams face today is making sense of the enormous volume of both vulnerability and attack data within their IT environments. Security event management systems, such as GuardedNet's neuSECURE, serve as a logical consolidation point for aggregating and correlating threat and vulnerability data. Vulnerability data and system information collected through QualysGuard's audits add trusted, third-party intelligence to security alerts, giving customers more detailed intelligence about the risk level associated with critical assets - saving administrators significant time and resources in securing large, distributed enterprise networks.

The integration of QualysGuard with neuSECURE gives customers an extended view of their network security with the ability to correlate accurate, real-time vulnerability data with security event information for increased intelligence and reduced false-positives. Customers can now make timely, critical decisions as to which events within their system will receive immediate attention based on more accurate security data.

About GuardedNet

GuardedNet Inc. delivers advanced security event management (SEM) software solutions. Its leading software solution, neuSECURE, centrally monitors, correlates and performs threat analysis in multi-vendor enterprise security environments. Its ability to correlate and analyze log data files from disparate machines in real-time enables security administrators to overcome log data overload and detect and respond to security breaches as they are occurring, rather than after the damage is done. neuSECURE has improved the security and the operational efficiency of numerous security operations centers (SOCs), including those at leading financial, transportation and data communications institutions. GuardedNet is a private company, headquartered in Atlanta, Georgia. For more information about GuardedNet, please visit www.guarded.net.

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.

QualysGuard is a registered trademark of Qualys, Inc. Qualys and the Qualys logo are trademarks of Qualys, Inc. All other trademarks are the property of their respective owners.

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Contact: Kelly Schupp
GuardedNet, Inc.

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