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QualysGuard Named Finalist for Network Computing Well-Connected Award

On Demand Vulnerability Management Ranked Highest Among all Products in Reporting and Network Definition

Redwood City, CA — April 12, 2005 — Qualys, Inc. the leading provider of on demand vulnerability management solutions, today announced its QualysGuard vulnerability management platform is a finalist for CMP Media LLC’s Network Computing Well-Connected Awards in the threat vulnerability management category. Well-Connected Awards honor the year’s outstanding technology products and services and represent the very best the technology industry has to offer.

“For the 11th year in a row, Network Computing will be recognizing the most outstanding tech products and services in the networking and IT world in our Well-Connected award 4/28 issue,” says Mike Lee, editor of Network Computing magazine. “The awards are a snapshot in time, the best of what we evaluated over 12 months in our Real-World Labs®.”

Network Computing evaluated QualysGuard in a competitive review of threat vulnerability management suites, published in November, 2004. QualysGuard received the highest overall rankings among all products reviewed in the categories of reporting and network definition.

According to the review, “(QualysGuard) host detection was spot on–we didn’t find a single mistake. Running scans was a simple matter of selecting the targets, the appliance and the options. The scan options let us control all the scan features, including the vulnerabilities selected. Once the scan runs, you’ll get a detailed report for review, and tickets will be opened if necessary.”

About Network Computing

For IT, By IT, Network Computing (, published by CMP Media LLC, Manhasset, N.Y., is dedicated to providing critical analysis of technologies, vendors and products to 220,000 IT Managers and Staff who are accountable for strategic technology purchase decisions. In 2003, Network Computing won a total of four awards from the American Society of Business Publications Editors (ASBPE), including a national award in the Best Technical Article category.

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

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Media Contact:
Tami Casey