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Qualys Voted Best Audit and Vulnerability Solution in SC Magazine 2007 Reader’s Trust Awards

More than 9,000 SC Magazine Readers and End Users Cast their Votes in the SC Magazine 2007 Reader’s Trust Awards

Redwood City, CA - February 15, 2007 - Qualys, Inc., the leading provider of on demand security risk and compliance management solutions, today announced that its QualysGuard On Demand platform was voted Best Audit and Vulnerability Solution at the annual SC Awards ceremony, held last week in San Francisco in conjunction with the recent RSA Conference, the world’s leading information security event.

Qualys’ SC Magazine Reader’s Trust Award was given the same day as the company’s announcement of QualysGuard 5.0, the industry’s first on demand platform for security risk and compliance management. Built on the world’s widest deployed on demand, Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) security solution, QualysGuard 5.0 is the platform for delivering next generation security risk and compliance management solutions that allow security managers and auditors to get a continuous view of a company’s security and compliance posture.

“Regulations such as the Sarbanes-Oxley Act and Basel II have pushed compliance to the forefront of the executive’s agenda,” said Andreas Wuchner, global IT security head at Novartis. “In this environment, security managers must tie their vulnerability management and security auditing practices to broader corporate risk and compliance initiatives.”

“QualysGuard’s easy-to-use and intuitive Web interface, and granular access controls combined with Qualys’ no-cost training enabled Global IT Security to extend the vulnerability assessments, as a self-service, to other security organizations within the company,” said Leonid Stavnitser, senior security manager at Oracle.

“QualysGuard gives us the ability to detect our vulnerabilities across our network and really ensure that we have the level of security and compliance we need,” said Craig Shumard, chief information security Officer at CIGNA, one of the nation’s largest providers of health care and related employee benefits.

The QualysGuard On Demand Platform is now performing more than 150 million IP production scans per annum with Six Sigma accuracy (less than 3.4 scanning errors per million IP scans). It remotely manages 3,700 scanner appliances deployed in 65 countries, supporting more than 2,500 customers, including 25 Fortune 100 and over 200 Forbes global organizations.

“As we witness more and more incidents of data theft and exposure, it becomes obvious that our IT security practitioners and companies that support them are critical in today’s business world,” says SC Magazine Editor-in-Chief Ilena Armstrong.

“Being selected for the SC Magazine Reader’s Trust Award for Best Audit and Vulnerability Solution is a tremendous honor and testimonial from our users,” said Philippe Courtot, CEO and chairman of Qualys. “Our customers and partners have been instrumental in helping us build our on demand risk and compliance management solutions. We will continue our focus in understanding as best as possible our customers evolving needs and delivering what they are looking for – solutions that are easy to deploy and maintain, cost effective and of the highest possible quality.”

QualysGuard 5.0 is available for preview at for US customers and at for EMEA customers.

About SC Magazine

SC Magazine provides IT security professionals with in-depth and unbiased information through timely news, comprehensive analysis, cutting-edge features, contributions from thought leaders and the best, most extensive collection of product reviews in the business. By offering a consolidated view of IT security through independent product tests and well-researched editorial content that provides the contextual backdrop for how these IT security tools will address larger demands put on businesses today, SC Magazine enables IT security pros to make the right security decisions for their companies. The brand’s portfolio includes the SC Magazine Awards, SC Directory, SC Magazine Newswire and SC Magazine IT Security Executives Forums.

About Qualys

Qualys, Inc. is the leading provider of on demand security risk and compliance management solutions. Qualys is the only security company that delivers these solutions through a single software-as-a-service platform. QualysGuard allows organizations to strengthen the security of their networks and conduct automated security audits to ensure compliance with policies and regulations. As a scalable and open platform, QualysGuard enables partners to broaden their managed security offerings and expand their consulting services. Qualys’ on demand solutions are deployed in a matter of hours anywhere in the world, providing customers an immediate view of their security and compliance posture. QualysGuard is the widest deployed security on demand solution in the world, performing over 150 million IP audits per year. For more information, please visit


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