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SC Magazine Names Qualys Best Security Company

Qualys Wins Multiple Awards, Including Best Vulnerability Management Tool in the Reader’s Trust category for Fifth Consecutive Year, at SC Magazine Awards Ceremony

San Francisco, Calif., - February 17, 2011 - Qualys®, Inc., the leading provider of on demand IT security risk and compliance management solutions, has been given the prestigious designation as the Best Security Company in the Excellence Awards category of the 2011 SC Awards U.S. Additionally, QualysGuard Vulnerability Management (VM) was named Best Vulnerability Management Tool in the Reader’s Trust Award category, for the fifth consecutive year, and QualysGuard Express was awarded Best SME Security Solution in the Excellence Awards category. The awards, recognizing Qualys’ outstanding achievement in IT security and its exceptional security products, were made on Feb. 15, 2011 at the SC Awards Gala, held in conjunction with the annual RSA Conference in San Francisco.

“It is an honor to be selected as by SC Magazine readers and its esteemed panel in three award categories,” said Philippe Courtot, chairman and CEO of Qualys. “We share these awards with our customers and partners. These awards clearly reflect the growing recognition and adoption of the Security as a Service model that we have built our company upon since its inception.”

Qualys and other 2011 Excellence Awards winners were chosen by the industry’s top security experts – representing the wide distribution of SC Magazine readers and their breadth of knowledge and experience in the information security industry.

“Qualys represents one of the industry’s leading lights,” said SC Magazine Editor-in-Chief Illena Armstrong. “Moving into 2011, our judges recognize that companies like Qualys are helping them meet evolving security challenges.”

Now in its 14th year, the information security industry’s most prominent accolade, the annual SC Awards U.S. showcases the best solutions, services and professionals while recognizing achievement and technical excellence. SC Magazine distinguishes the achievements of the security professionals in the trenches, the innovations happening in the vendor and service provider communities, and the passionate work of government, commercial and nonprofits – all working to help improve global security. For more information and a detailed list of categories and winners, please visit

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 47 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 a founding member of the Cloud Security Alliance (CSA).

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