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Qualys Wins Second Consecutive Information Security Magazine and Readers’ Choice Gold Award for Best Vulnerability Management Solution

Redwood City, Calif. - April 15, 2008 - Qualys, Inc., the leading provider of on demand IT security risk and compliance management solutions, today announced that for the second consecutive year, QualysGuard® Enterprise was voted the 2008 Readers’ Choice Gold Award winner, by readers of _Information Security_™ magazine and™ in the vulnerability management category. The award honors come on the heels of Qualys’ release of the first integrated Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) solution for security and compliance, announced last week at the annual RSA Conference (see related release:

As noted in the April issue of Information Security Magazine, readers gave QualysGuard Enterprise high marks across the board, particularly praising its ability to quickly and accurately identify vulnerabilities, commending the breadth of applications and devices it works with as well as Qualys’ service and support. QualysGuard Enterprise – which specializes in automated vulnerability identification and remediation for large organizations – was also recognized for its new features aimed towards policy compliance including the ability to enable documentation, enforcement and audit for international security policies, industry regulations and government mandates. To read more about the awards, please visit:,294802,sid14_tax310410_ayr2008,00.html

This year’s Information Security and Readers’ Choice Awards were determined by more than 1,600 information security executives and managers who evaluated 360 products, in 18 product categories, that are deployed within their organizations. Respondents were asked to rate each product based on criteria specific to each category and in every category respondents were asked to rate the product based on “Investment ROI.”

“For QualysGuard to receive this recognition from the voice of the customers is a great honor. At the same time, receiving the majority of the end user’s vote for the second year in a row is a testament to the strength of the SaaS model,” said Philippe Courtot, CEO and chairman of Qualys. “Our continued success, our technical developments and innovations are a credit to our dedicated R&D team, who remains constantly attuned to the needs and goals of our customers.”

Winners were based on the cumulative weighted responses for each product category criteria. Editors arrived at a product’s overall score by calculating the average score it received for each criterion, applying the weighted percentage and adding the adjusted scores. In each category, the highest overall score received the gold medal, the next highest earned the silver medal, and the third highest took the bronze medal.

To learn more about QualysGuard and the new QualysGuard Security and Compliance Suite, please visit

About Information Security

Information Security is the enterprise security and risk managers’ leading source of critical, objective information on strategic and practical security issues. Information Security’s team of veteran security journalists and experts break down the security problems challenging enterprises and provide practical resolutions. Its in-depth, comprehensive reports and analyses provide security managers–department managers to CXOs – with the tools, knowledge and information they need to make informed decisions about how to safeguard their enterprises, comply with regulations and standards, and reduce risk. The publication’s analysis of technology and products provide a guide for budgeting and purchasing decisions and trends reports, case studies and industry-leading exposes offers security managers insight into how their peers are addressing and solving key security issues. Information Security is an indispensable guide for any security manager and executive charged with protecting information assets and reducing risk.


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About QualysGuard

QualysGuard, 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 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.

About Qualys

Qualys, Inc. is the leading provider of on demand IT security risk and compliance management solutions – delivered as a service. Qualys’ Software-as-a-Service solutions are deployed in a matter of hours anywhere in the world, providing customers an immediate and continuous view of their security and compliance postures. The QualysGuard® service is used today by more than 3,500 organizations in 85 countries, including 35 of the Fortune Global 100 and performs more than 200 millions IP audits per year. Qualys has the largest vulnerability management deployment in the world at a Fortune Global 50 company with 223 appliances scanning more than 700,000 systems in 53 countries. In addition, Qualys has established strategic agreements with leading managed service providers and consulting organizations including BT, Etisalat, Fujitsu, IBM, I(TS)2, LAC, SecureWorks, Symantec, TELUS and VeriSign. For more information, please visit


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