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Qualys Awarded Technology Managers Forum 2005 Best Practice Award for Information Security

QualysGuard “Software-as-a Service” Solution Provides Asset Discovery, Vulnerability Management and Policy Compliance on a Global Scale With No Software to Install or Manage

Redwood City, CA — October 20, 2005 — Qualys, Inc., the leading provider of on demand vulnerability management and policy compliance solutions, today announced that it has won the Technology Managers Forum’s 2005 Best Practice Awards in the Information Security category. Qualys was selected for its QualysGuard on demand vulnerability management service, which helps manage risk and provides visibility into the security and compliance status at organizations.

The Best Practice awards recognize projects that demonstrate quality achievements in technology management and that provide a competitive advantage to the business environment. Winning projects are those that denote a standard of excellence achieved within an organization, providing a model for the industry that can be quantified, adapted and repeated. The judging council for the Technology Managers Forum’s Best Practice Awards is made up of IT managers who hold the strictest standards for IT security.

“The competition for the Information Security award is always tight, and this year was no exception,” said Priscilla Tate, Executive Director of the Technology Managers Forum. “The QualysGuard solution was chosen as a winner because it is truly emblematic of the best practices philosophy. Qualys should be extremely proud of coming out ahead in a competitive category with a qualified number of applicants.”

As the only comprehensive vulnerability and compliance management solution delivered on demand, QualysGuard allows organizations to measure and reduce risk. With QualysGuard, security managers can monitor the vulnerability management process, track remediation and ensure compliance with internal and external policies without the cost, complexity and burden of deploying enterprise software.

“Organizations are increasingly turning to the software-as-a-service model in security to ease the burden of establishing security standards, implementing processes to identify vulnerabilities and complying with existing regulations,” said Philippe Courtot, CEO of Qualys. “We are particularly pleased to win this award, as the implementation of our QualysGuard vulnerability management service was proven to be a best practice for information security and risk management.”

The 2005 Best Practice Awards will be presented at a luncheon on October 20th during Enterprise Forum 2005 in New York City. For more information, please visit www.techforum.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.

For media inquiries or to find the appropriate spokesperson

Contact: Megan Lamb
Merritt Group
703-390-1535

Contact: Jonathan Bitle
Qualys, Inc.
650-801-6100

For all other matters

Contact: pr@qualys.com