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DedicatedCentral Launches Vulnerability Management Service Based on Qualys On Demand Platform

Leading Hosting Provider Selects QualysGuard for New PowerScan Security Offering

Chicago, Ill. and Redwood City, CA — March 7, 2005 — DedicatedCentral, a dedicated hosting services provider, and Qualys, Inc., the leading provider of on demand vulnerability management solutions, today announced Dedicated Central has selected QualysGuard as the foundation of its new PowerScan vulnerability management offering. DedicatedCentral recently introduced the PowerScan offering to provide its customers with the assurance that their business will not be disrupted due to security breaches.

"Many companies we talk to have suffered significant revenue and data losses due to security breaches but don't have the resources for large network security investments," said Ho Lee, general manager of DedicatedCentral. "They want automated, easy-to-use security solutions that will protect their assets and better prepare them for the future," he said.

The new PowerScan service from DedicatedCentral helps customers determine the adequacy of their security measures, find and fix vulnerabilities that could be exploited, and verify that security "fixes" have been accurately implemented.

"We aim to be the premier dedicated server provider to mid-sized and small enterprises," said Lee. "Our aggressive hardware and bandwidth pricing, coupled with our focus on providing the maximum server and data protection available, provides our customers with the full range of security services they need to protect their online business."

DedicatedCentral evaluated a number of vendors and solutions before choosing QualysGuard as an ideal fit for its new service. When compared to the competition, DedicatedCentral found QualysGuard's on demand service model was more accurate, flexible and user-friendly than most software-based alternatives, and it enabled a higher degree of customization through its Application Programming Interface (API).

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 Dedicated Central

DedicatedCentral is the value leader in premium-level dedicated hosting services to mid-sized and small enterprises. Through company-owned data centers in Chicago, Tampa, Austin and Vancouver, BC, DedicatedCentral provides hardware, software, bandwidth, support, security and other managed services to help customers protect their Internet infrastructure and ensure business continuity. For more information on DedicatedCentral, please visit http://dedicatedcentral.com/index.html.

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: Lauria Locsmondy
Dedicated Central
(312) 994-7720

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