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Qualys Named Finalist for Four 2009 SC Awards

Redwood City, Calif. - December 11, 2008 - Qualys®, Inc., the leading provider of on demand IT security risk and compliance management solutions, has been chosen as a finalist for four SC Awards including one Reader Trust and three Excellence Awards in the 2009 SC Awards program.

As a finalist in the Reader Trust Awards, which honor best-in-class security products and services, Qualys is nominated for:

  • Best Vulnerability Management Solution for QualysGuard

As a multiple nominee for the Excellence Award, which honors companies with superior security products, Qualys is also nominated for:

  • Best Security Company
  • Best Enterprise Security Solution for QualysGuard Enterprise
  • Best SME Security Solution for QualysGuard Express

“QualysGuard, along with the other 2009 finalists, is among today’s most respected security products as chosen by our panel. Security is a key challenge for IT organizations and businesses worldwide and our readers recognize that companies such as Qualys are helping them meet their security challenges,” said SC Magazine Editor-in-Chief Illena Armstrong.

The annual SC Awards have recognized security’s key contributors and outstanding products for more than a decade. As the industry’s preeminent awards program, individuals, brands and products shortlisted address not only the challenges prominent today, but also the emerging threat landscape of tomorrow.

“It is an honor to be selected as a finalist by SC Magazine readers and its esteemed panel in four award categories,” said Philippe Courtot, Qualys CEO. “We attribute this recognition to our customers who continue to see the value in the Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) model to address the security and compliance challenges they are facing.”

Winners of the Reader Trust Award will be chosen by a panel of readers that represent the circulation of SC Magazine. The Reader Trust Voting Panel is comprised of a cross section of SC Magazine readership that consists of large, medium and small enterprises from all major vertical markets. IT security companies nominate their solutions for consideration in the SC Awards program, and entries are judged by a panel of 18 leading chief security officers from major corporations and large public sector organizations

Winners of this year’s SC Awards will be announced at a gala dinner and award ceremony to be held in San Francisco on April 21, 2009 in conjunction with the RSA Conference.

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. Besides the monthly print magazine and daily website, the brand’s portfolio includes the SC Awards, SC Directory, SC Magazine Newswire and the SC World Congress.

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 million IP audits per year. Qualys has the largest vulnerability management deployment in the world at a Fortune Global 50 company.

Qualys has established strategic agreements with leading managed service providers and consulting organizations including BT, Etisalat, Fujitsu, IBM, I(TS)2, LAC, SecureWorks, Symantec, Tata Communications, TELUS and VeriSign.


Qualys, the Qualys logo and QualysGuard are proprietary trademarks of Qualys, Inc. All other products or names may be trademarks of their respective companies.

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