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Qualys Receives Frost & Sullivan 2010 Global Market Share Leadership of the Year Award

Award Recognizes Leadership in Vulnerability Assessment for Product Strategy, Adaptation to Market Trends, Continued Security Portfolio and Product Development, and Partnership Program

Redwood City, Calif. - November 18, 2010 - Qualys®, Inc. the leading provider of on demand IT security risk and compliance management solutions, today announced that Frost & Sullivan has awarded Qualys its 2010 Global Market Share Leadership Award in Vulnerability Assessment. Based on its recent analysis of the market, which included in-depth interviews of customers, partners and vendors along with market analysis, the award recognizes excellence in capturing the highest market share within its industry and highlights Qualys’ innovative strategies that have enabled growth.

The award report states, “Frost & Sullivan’s research shows that Qualys has been able to grow at a rate that far surpasses that of its competitors as a direct result of leadership in multiple areas. Not only is this continued excellence critical for Qualys’ success as a company, but Qualys’ leadership is driving the vulnerability assessment market’s growth as well.”

Frost & Sullivan’s research discusses the following key performance drivers for Qualys:

  • Product Strategy Leadership including ease-of-use, deployment and maintenance, as well as lower total cost of ownership due to Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) model that has been central to company’s success.

  • Adaptation to Market Trends with its commitment to providing a complete IT security and compliance solution for customers. As of October 1st 2010, Qualys has over 5,000 global customers including 45 percent of Fortune 100, 29 percent of Fortune 500 and 16 percent of Forbes Global 2000.

  • Continued Security Portfolio and Product Development by adding new products to its portfolio, including a free malware detection service and continuously enhancing products with new features.

  • Strong Partnership Program with its highly developed partner ecosystem and easy integration with third party partner solutions.

“SaaS is now rapidly becoming the delivery model of choice for vulnerability management and IT compliance,” said Philippe Courtot, chairman and CEO of Qualys. “It is thanks to our early adopters and the more recent support of thousands of new customers and partners around the world that Qualys is now recognized as the market leader in this space.”

The Frost & Sullivan Global Market Share Leadership Award is the latest in a series of accolades for Qualys. This year alone, Qualys earned two SC Magazine Awards including Best Vulnerability Management Solution, and ChannelWeb named the company one of the Coolest Cloud Security Vendors. Qualys’ vulnerability management market leadership has also been validated by other major industry analysts. Forrester has stated that “Qualys leads the pack,” IDC market share data has Qualys as the market leader among device vulnerability assessment vendors and Qualys received the highest rating of “Strong Positive” in the Gartner Marketscope for Vulnerability Assessment.

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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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