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Qualys Publishes “Vulnerability Management for Dummies”

Redwood City, Calif. - April 21, 2008 - Qualys, Inc., the leading provider of on demand IT security risk and compliance management solutions, today announced that the company has published the first “Dummies Guide to Vulnerability Management” in conjunction with publisher John Wiley & Sons. This is the first accessible, easy-to-read and independently written guide designed to educate the masses about vulnerability management, which is defined as the systematic finding and elimination of security flaws in an organization’s IT network.

“Vulnerability Management for Dummies” explains the essentials of vulnerability management, educating readers in order for them to select the right tools to manage vulnerabilities automatically, ensuring that their networks are safe from attacks. In five succinct parts, the book leads readers through a basic understanding of vulnerability management and provides a guide to essential best practices, the various options available, the pros and cons of automated vulnerability management as well as a valuable 10-point checklist for removing existing vulnerabilities in the network.

“According to Gartner Inc. and industry luminaries, vulnerability management is the cornerstone of security and compliance best practices. It is an application that requires management, security and audit teams to collaborate with the production team to effectively identify and remediate security and compliance issues in a timely manner,” said Philippe Courtot, CEO and chairman of Qualys. “Our goal in publishing this book in collaboration with our customers, which we are very thankful for, is to provide real-world examples on how to conduct vulnerability management in order to address the security and compliance issues facing many organizations.”

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About John Wiley & Sons

Wiley’s Scientific, Technical, Medical, and Scholarly business, also known as Wiley-Blackwell, is one of the world’s foremost academic and professional publishers and the largest society publisher. The business was created in February 2007 by merging Blackwell Publishing with Wiley’s global Scientific, Technical, and Medical business. Wiley-Blackwell publishes around 1,400 scholarly peer-reviewed journals and an extensive collection of books, major reference works, databases, and laboratory manuals, in print and electronically, in the life and physical sciences, medicine and allied health, engineering, the humanities, and the social sciences. Wiley-Blackwell has operations in the United States, the United Kingdom, Europe, Asia, and Australia

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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