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Qualys Selected as Finalist in the 2006 SC Magazine Awards

SC Magazine Readers Nominate QualysGuard for "Best Vulnerability Assessment" and "Best Security Audit"

Redwood City, CA - January 16, 2006 - Qualys, Inc., the leading provider of on demand vulnerability management and policy compliance solutions, today announced that two of its offerings, QualysGuard and QualysGuard Consultant, have been named finalists in the SC Magazine Reader Trust awards. QualysGuard, a finalist in the category of "Best Vulnerability Assessment," was selected for the speed, accuracy, breadth of functionalities and cost-effectiveness of its software-as-a-service model, while QualysGuard Consultant, named as a finalist in the category of "Best Security Audit," was selected for its ability to help consultants perform security audits and deliver reports that ensure known problems are identified and fixed.

With over 1,300 product and service nominations from over 330 competing companies globally, the SC Awards are the world's leading awards program for the information security industry. The SC Awards program spans US, Asia, and UK. The SC Awards are composed of both the Reader Trust Technology Awards—voted on by SC readers in each region and the SC Awards Council, a group of carefully selected senior CSOs—and the Professional Awards that are judged by a panel of the industry's top talents.

"The software-as-a-service model has proven to be the most effective way for organizations to scale their security auditing capabilities globally, accurately identify vulnerabilities and comply with existing regulations —all with no infrastructure to deploy or manage. The traditional software approach simply is too expensive for small organizations and is too difficult to deploy on a global scale for large organizations," said Philippe Courtot, CEO of Qualys. "We are honored that the users have recognized QualysGuard, as a finalist in two categories for the 2006 SC Awards."

Qualys brings the speed, accuracy, breadth of funcitonalities and cost-effectiveness of the software-as-a-service model to enterprise security. It's QualysGuard on demand vulnerability management and policy compliance service enables organizations to assess and manage business risk. QualysGuard gives users an automated way to map global assets, identify vulnerabilities on their networks, prioritize remediation according to business risk, and ensure regulatory compliance—with no infrastructure to deploy or manage.

Recognizing technical excellence and professional achievement across a variety of different categories, the SC Awards is a truly unique program developed to bring attention to the industry's top products and highlight the professionals that have both created them and use them within their companies. These industry achievements are acknowledged during the exciting US Awards ceremony taking place this year at the Fairmont, San Jose on February 14th, 2006. For more information contact Liz Lockard at Liz.Lockard@haymarketmedia.com or visit www.scawards.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 organizations. 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.

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