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SC Magazine Names Qualys a Finalist in Four SC Awards for 2011 Including Best Security Company

Awards Recognize Industry Leadership and Outstanding Achievements in Information Technology (IT) Security

Redwood City, Calif. - November 16, 2010 - Qualys®, Inc. the leading provider of on demand IT security risk and compliance management solutions, today announced that it has been named a finalist in four categories of the 2011 SC Awards U.S. QualysGuard Vulnerability Management (VM) was named a finalist in the Reader’s Choice award for Best Vulnerability Management Tool, and Qualys was recognized in three excellence categories: Best Security Company, Best Regulatory Compliance Solution for QualysGuard Payment Card Industry (PCI) Compliance and Best SME Security Solution for QualysGuard Express.

Now in its 14th year, the SC Awards are the IT security industry’s most prominent accolade, honoring the professionals, companies and products that help fend off the myriad security threats confronted in today’s corporate world. Qualys and its QualysGuard IT security and compliance solutions were selected by esteemed panels of readers and judges from among the hundreds of entries submitted in more than 31 technology categories.

Qualys is recognized as an industry leader for working closely with customers on its comprehensive Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) security product line to keep business-technology systems secure and within regulatory compliance. Qualys launched QualysGuard in 2000, delivering a highly-accurate and easy-to-use scanning technology for vulnerability management (VM) and pioneered a new approach to delivering security applications through the SaaS model. Since then, Qualys has expanded its products beyond VM into helping customers reach full IT security compliance through defining policy, auditing, and documentation. Today, QualysGuard is the widest deployed on demand IT security and compliance solution in the world, used by more than 5,000 organizations in 85 countries, including 45 of the Fortune Global 100, and performs more than 500 million IP audits per year.

Qualys also introduced groundbreaking new free services this year including QualysGuard Malware Detection to protect web sites from malicious activities, and Qualys BrowserCheck to help Internet users keep their web browsers and plug-ins updated. Qualys also unveiled SSL Labs, a site for free tools and resources to better understand how SSL is deployed and improve its use, and released a free open source tool for web application fingerprinting called BlindElephant.

“We are honored to receive this recognition because it validates our commitment to providing effective solutions that address the most pressing issues in IT security,” said Philippe Courtot, chairman and CEO of Qualys. “We share this honor with our customers who have supported us and worked closely with us over the years. It is their feedback that contributes the most to our success and achievements.”

Finalists will be reviewed and winners will be chosen by the wide distribution of SC Magazine readers - security and technology experts from large, medium and small enterprises from all major vertical markets. The 2011 SC Awards U.S. winners will be announced at the SC Awards Dinner and Presentation on February 15, 2011 in San Francisco.

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 5,000 organizations in 85 countries, including 45 of the Fortune Global 100, and performs more than 500 million IP audits per year. Qualys has the largest vulnerability management deployment in the world at a Fortune Global 50 company, and has been recognized by leading industry analysts for its market leadership.

Qualys has established strategic agreements with leading managed service providers and consulting organizations including BT, Etisalat, Fujitsu, IBM, I(TS)2, LAC, NTT, SecureWorks, Symantec, Tata Communications and TELUS. Qualys is also a founding member of the Cloud Security Alliance (CSA).

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