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Qualys Joins Prestigious 2006 AO 100 List of Top Private Companies

AlwaysOn Judges Recognize Qualys for Innovation and Execution in IT Industry

Redwood City, CA - July 12, 2006 - Qualys, Inc., the leading provider of on demand vulnerability management and policy compliance solutions, today announced that it has been named as one of this year’s AlwaysOn Top 100 Private Companies. Qualys was selected by the AlwaysOn editorial team based on a set of five criteria - innovation, market potential, customer adoption, media buzz and investor value creation.

The AO 100 was selected from over 1,000 companies, peer-nominated by leading venture capitalists, investment bankers and industry analysts. The prestigious list consists of private companies at all stages of development, from early to late stage,which demonstrated excellence in all of the five criteria.

“The AO100 companies are driving the next wave of innovative technologies that are disrupting the old guard and shaping the new media landscape,” said Tony Perkins, founder of AlwaysOn. “As ever, we were inundated with nominations from leading companies, and it’s heartening to know that tomorrow’s thought leaders and technology visionaries are already out there. My congratulations to Qualys and each AO100 winner - these are the companies which we predict will have the greatest market traction, strongest innovation and most game-changing approaches this year.”

“We are honored to be recognized by Always On. This award is a testament to all Qualys early adopters who helped us bring the benefits of the Software as Service revolution to security,” said Philippe Courtot, chairman and CEO of Qualys. “The Software as a Service revolution liberates corporations and users from their previous dependencies on the enterprise software vendors, while allowing vendors, such as Qualys, to provide enterprise grade applications that are far easier to deploy and manage and to be more responsive to user needs.”

Qualys and the AO100 will be honored as part of the AO2006: Stanford Summit, July 25-27, at the Frances C. Arrillaga Alumni Center on the Stanford University campus in Palo Alto, California. It will bring together successful entrepreneurs, business and political thought leaders, and top venture capitalists to spot trends and spark new ideas and initiatives.

A full list of all the AO100 companies can be found on the AlwaysOn website at: http://stanfordsummit.goingon.com/permalink/post/866

About AlwaysOn

ALWAYSON is transforming the communication business with its online blogging network; establishing it as a leader in the open media revolution. Borrowing on the underground blogging and social networking traditions, ALWAYSON (www.alwayson-network.com) was launched in 2003. Today, ALWAYSON’S annual Summit @ Stanford and OnHollywood events, print “blogozine” and online services encourage direct collaboration between the global thought leaders and technology insiders whose ideas and innovations are shaping the always-on world.

ALWAYSON, LLC, is a privately held and virtually headquartered company born out of the heart of Silicon Valley.

About Qualys

Qualys, Inc., the leader in on demand vulnerability management and policy compliance serves more than 2,200 enterprise subscribers around the world including 200 of the Forbes Global 2000. QualysGuard Software as a Service (SaaS) solutions help security managers effectively strengthen the security of their networks, conduct automated security audits and ensure compliance with internal policies and external regulations. Qualys’ cost effective on demand technology requires no capital outlay, infrastructure or maintenance and can be deployed in a matter of hours anywhere in the world. Qualys global customers include AXA, DuPont, eBay, ICI Ltd, Kaiser Permanente, Novartis, Oracle and many others. Qualys is headquartered in Redwood City, California, with business units in Europe and Asia. For more information, please visit www.qualys.com.

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For media inquiries or to find the appropriate spokesperson
Contact: Della Lowe
Qualys
650-801-6123
dlowe@qualys.com

Contact: Stacy Simpson
Merritt Group
703-390-1528
simpson@merrittgrp.com

Contact: Louise Tipton
AlwaysOn
415-992-4400
ao@lewispr.com

For all other matters
Contact: pr@qualys.com

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