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Qualys Voted Best Audit and Vulnerability Solution for the Second Consecutive Year in SC Magazine 2008 Reader’s Trust Awards

SC Magazine Readers and End Users Cast their Votes for the Most Innovative IT Security Vendors

Redwood City, Calif. - April 17, 2008 - Qualys, Inc., the leading provider of on demand IT security risk and compliance management solutions, today announced that its QualysGuard on demand platform was voted Best Audit and Vulnerability Solution for the second consecutive year 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.

The SC Magazine Reader’s Trust Awards recognize the best products, services and security teams in the industry over the past year as decided by a panel of judges and readers of SC Magazine. The Best Audit and Vulnerability Solution category included a number of vendors in the vulnerability assessment and patch management space, with top honors going to Qualys’ for its flagship Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) QualysGuard solution, the industry’s first on demand platform for security risk and compliance management.

“Qualys represents an example of the security industry’s best in class,” said SC Magazine editor Illena Armstrong. “By voting QualysGuard as the Best Audit and Vulnerability Solution, our readers are attesting to the high regard they hold for Qualys.”

“Being awarded the Best Audit and Vulnerability Solution by SC Magazine readers and end users for the second year in a row is an incredible honor,” said Philippe Courtot, CEO and chairman of Qualys. “One of the significant advantages of the SaaS model for security that Qualys pioneered in 1999 is the ability to quickly respond to customers’ needs or market/technology changes. This, in addition to the ease of deployment SaaS enables, allows us to provide the best security solution to our customers and partners at a cost they can afford.”

Built on the world’s widest deployed on demand SaaS security solution, the QualysGuard line of vulnerability and compliance management solutions provide the easiest–to-deploy, most accurate, and most comprehensive way to reduce security and regulatory compliance risks. A Web browser is all that is needed for organizations to scan its network to spot and fix the vulnerabilities that constitute the gateway for roughly 99 percent of successful attacks – at a cost that is, on average, 50 to 90 percent less than traditional software scanning solutions.

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 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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