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Qualys' Rapid Growth and Momentum Continue During Record 2006

Growing Customer Adoption of the On Demand Model for Security and Compliance Leads to Prestigious Business and Technology Awards

Redwood City, CA - October 30, 2006 - Qualys®, Inc., the leading provider of on demand vulnerability management and policy compliance, today announced that record customer growth and rapid market adoption of the Qualys On Demand Platform are fueling a record year for the company. This success was most recently marked by prestigious awards, including the Deloitte & Touché Fast 500 and the Information Security Decisions “Best Practical Solution” award, from the business and security user communities respectively.

Qualys was selected for Deloitte’s nationwide Fast 500 Program and the Technology Fast 50 Program for Silicon Valley, which rank the fastest growing technology, media, telecommunications and life sciences companies in each respective region. Qualys’ growth from 2001-2005 was 1867% ranking #110 in the Fast 500 and #8 in the Silicon Valley region in the software and information technology category.

“Sustaining high-revenue growth over five years is an exceptional accomplishment,” said Mark Jensen, national director of the Venture Capital Services Group for Deloitte & Touche LLP.”We commend Qualys for making the commitment to technology and delivering on the promise of market longevity. We are proud to honor Qualys as a Deloitte Technology Fast 50 winner.”

The company also recently received one of four “Best in Show” awards at the recent Information Security Decisions event in Chicago. The winners are chosen by end-user organizations, Burton Group analysts and TechTarget security publishing professionals. The Qualys On Demand Platform was chosen as “Best Practical Solution,” signifying the cost-effective simplicity it brings to solving vulnerability management and compliance challenges for organizations.

“Qualys has long embraced the philosophy that by focusing on the success of our customers first, company success will follow,” said Philippe Courtot, CEO of Qualys. “The Deloitte awards recognize revenue growth which is fueled by our customers embracing of Qualys’ on demand approach to security and compliance. The ‘Best in Show’ award is voted on by end-users which is validation that they believe we are delivering a quality solution.”

To date in 2006, Qualys’ customer base has expanded to 2,400 enterprise subscribers, including 10 percent of the world’s 2000 largest organizations and 20% of the Fortune 100. These organizations have embraced the Qualys on demand platform to cost-effectively and accurately manage their security and compliance efforts.

“We’ve had a record year to date in 2006, with significant new customer and revenue growth, expansion of our partner program, and prestigious awards from the business, security and end-user communities,” said Courtot.”

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


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