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NetSec and Qualys Announce Partnership to Integrate Leading Security Services

Combination Enables Customers to Correlate Event, Vulnerability, and Asset Data for Advanced Threat Detection

Herndon, VA and Redwood City, CA — June 7, 2004 — NetSec and Qualys today announced a partnership where NetSec will integrate vulnerability and asset data from the QualysGuard® service into the NetSec Finium V managed services platform. Finium V will correlate event, vulnerability, and asset data and calculate risk as it pertains to a customer's assets. This integration offers customers a more effective means to assess security risk and ensure compliance of their information systems.

"The pressing need to increase the speed of vulnerability mitigation, coupled with pressure to meet new regulatory requirements, is driving the convergence of vulnerability management and IT security management functions," states Mark Nicolett, vice president, Gartner Research.

Integration of QualysGuard® vulnerability and asset data augments the information sources that NetSec Finium V correlates and analyzes as part of its technical and operational controls. This gives customers additional capabilities through the web portal to scan, track, remediate, and report on vulnerability management in their network more quickly and with less administrative overhead.

"Regulatory pressures and increased exposure are driving more complex requirements for managing security risk. With this integration, we gain the ability to view and act upon security risk as it pertains to our organization's assets," said John Meakin, Group Head of Information Security at Standard Chartered Bank, a NetSec and Qualys customer. "In addition, being able to report on remediation and response plans helps us meet strict financial compliance requirements."

"This partnership was born from having the same corporate philosophy, namely to deliver rapidly deployed, 24x7 security solutions and to relieve customers from the burden of building their own security infrastructure," stated Mordecai B. Rosen, vice president of corporate development at NetSec.

NetSec is leading the integration effort using the QualysGuard® API. The API enables third parties to integrate QualysGuard® into their own applications via an extensible XML interface.

Finium V will be available September 2004. For more information contact finiumv@netsec.net.

About NetSec

NetSec is a leading provider of managed security services for global corporations and government agencies. With a vendor-neutral approach to the lifecycle security needs of a customer, NetSec offers a suite of security services powered by Finium, a co-managed platform driven by flexible technologies, proven processes and expert staff; operated via a disaster-resilient Security Operations Center. Finium integrates threat, vulnerability and event information via a centralized, secure Web Console, enabling analysts and managers to better manage security as part of their business.

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.

For media inquiries or to find the appropriate spokesperson

Contact: Jenny Chen
NetSec
703-788-6383

Contact: Megan Lamb
Merritt Group
703-390-1535

For all other matters

Contact: pr@qualys.com

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