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GTS Selects Qualys as Foundation of New MSSP Vulnerability Management Offering

QualysGuard to be Integrated with TriActive’s Systems Management Solution to Automate Vulnerability Management and Patch Distribution

Chicago, IL and Redwood City, CA — December 8, 2004 — GTS, a Chicago-based IT services firm specializing in service management, infrastructure solutions and IT security, and Qualys, Inc., the leading provider of on demand vulnerability management solutions, today announced GTS has selected QualysGuard for a new vulnerability management service that will be available to GTS’ Managed Security Service Provider (MSSP) customers next month. From a business perspective, GTS believes there is significant opportunity for MSSPs to offer vulnerability management and remediation services.

“More and more companies are moving toward outsourced security solutions to alleviate the burdens associated with deploying and managing complex IT environments,” said Ketan Dholakia, VP of IT Services and Security at GTS. “At the same time they must adhere to government security regulations and policies. QualysGuard offers us a cost-effective way to deliver vulnerability management capabilities and ensure our customers have the tools they need to remain in compliance with security best practices.”

GTS selected QualysGuard because the product’s flexible APIs allowed them to easily integrate the solution with other products in their security portfolio, including patch management from TriActive, and keep the cost of the complete offering to a minimum. GTS also wanted a solution that offered real-time vulnerability signature updates to provide end users with new threat information as soon as possible. Qualys offered GTS both capabilities in addition to distributed scanning, centralized reporting, and the lowest number of false positives.

“Most of our customers are too busy with their own business to keep track of all the vulnerabilities out there and ensure their patches are up to date,” said Dholakia. “With QualysGuard we can show our customers where their open doors are and fix the vulnerabilities for them with no additional investment in network infrastructure or personnel.”

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 GTS

GTS is an IT services firm focused on delivering security and service management solutions that yield today’s most efficient, responsive and reliable IT environments. Since opening its doors in 1999, GTS has leveraged the service desk as a window of critical insight into the IT operations and efficiency. Today, that expertise has expanded across the entire IT infrastructure as GTS optimizes the technology systems and processes fundamental to business productivity, communications and success. To learn more, visit www.genevallc.com.

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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GTS
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