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QualysGuard Wins SC Magazine Readers Trust Award for Best Network Security Solution

More than 80,000 Visits from Readers Determined Award Winners

Redwood City, CA — February 23, 2005 — Qualys™, Inc., the leading provider of on demand vulnerability management solutions, today announced that its QualysGuard service has won the SC Magazine Global Reader Trust Award for Best Network Security Solution in 2005. The award was announced during the RSA Conference in San Francisco on February 16, 2005. Qualys was also selected as a finalist for the prestigious Best Security Company Blue Riband award.

SC Magazine readers voted on the best security products and selected QualysGuard to receive the Reader Trust Award in the network security category. SC Magazine's Global Awards recognize the technical excellence of products throughout the information security industry. The program received over 1,000 product and service nominations across more than 30 security-related categories. The SC Awards website (www.scawards.com) received more than 80,000 individual visits during the judging and voting period.

"We are extremely proud to win this award because it is the customers who have selected us for it. That is the best kind of award any company can receive," said Philippe Courtot, Chairman & CEO of Qualys, Inc. "Our sincere thanks to the readers and QualysGuard users who voted for us and continually help us build and deliver world class vulnerability management and policy compliance solutions."

The SC Awards Program, the only global awards program known as the leading award recognizing technical and professional excellence in the infosecurity industry, is now in its ninth year. For more information on the SC Magazine Global Awards, visit http://www.scawards.com.

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.

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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