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Network World Names Qualys Its Clear Choice Winner in Vulnerability Management

QualysGuard Awarded for Accuracy and Management Capabilities

Redwood City, CA — November 12, 2004 — Qualys™, Inc., the leading provider of on demand vulnerability management solutions, today announced that its QualysGuard service received Network World’s Clear Choice award in the magazine’s review of vulnerability management solutions. The Network World Clear Choice honor is bestowed upon the highest scoring product in a comparative review or for products that score high in a single product test.

Eight companies were included in the Network World review, including Qualys, nCircle Network Security, Tenable Network Security, PredatorWatch, Lockdown Networks, StillSecure, TraceSecurity and Visionael. The review was published in the November 8, 2004 issue of Network World and is available online at http://www.nwfusion.com/reviews/2004/110804rev.html.

According to Network World, “To meet the ever-increasing speed with which exploits are written and propagated, traditional network-based vulnerability scanners have morphed into more full-scale vulnerability management products... Qualys’ QualysGuard is our Clear Choice winner based on its accuracy and strong management capabilities.”

QualysGuard was commended for its ease of deployment and use, network mapping and operating system identification, highly flexible scans, reporting templates, and remediation workflow capabilities. Delivered as a service, QualysGuard eliminates the burden of software installation and maintenance. According to the review, “Setup is easy, and the quick start guide will have you scanning in no time. Because it is provided as a service, the Qualys team seamlessly adds the vulnerability checks.”

“Vulnerability management has become a necessity as organizations look for ways to proactively protect their networks from the growing number of security vulnerabilities,” said Philippe Courtot, Chairman and CEO of Qualys. “Qualys’ on demand model provides significant benefits to our customers including ease of use and reduced costs, unparalleled quality and comprehensiveness of vulnerability detection, and scalability for global, distributed enterprise networks. We are proud that Network World has selected QualysGuard as its Clear Choice winner among all vulnerability management solutions.”

About QualysGuard

QualysGuard is an on demand vulnerability management solution that enables organizations to assess and manage business risk. QualysGuard automates the network security auditing process across the enterprise both inside and outside the firewall, and across distributed networking environments. QualysGuard provides network discovery and mapping, asset prioritization, centralized reporting, and remediation workflow and verification. Executive-level reports allow security professionals to demonstrate effective security practices and verify compliance with data protection laws and regulations. QualysGuard’s on demand technology is far more accurate, cost effective, and easier to deploy than software-based alternatives.

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.

About Network World, Inc.

Network World, Inc., the Leader in Network Knowledge, empowers Network IT Executives through education, information and community. Network World, an IDG company, is the leading provider of news, analysis, events and education on information technology. Network World publishes the leading newsweekly, Network World, hosts the most active online community, Network World Fusion (www.nwfusion.com) and produces educational seminars and events worldwide. Network World’s portfolio of strategic marketing programs provides marketing and agency professionals with the tools to generate high-quality leads, optimize marketing campaigns, and create new revenue opportunities.

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.

Network World and Network World Fusion are trademarks of International Data Group (IDG).

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