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Qualys Receives Highest Possible Rating of “Strong Positive” in Leading Analyst Firm’s Vulnerability Assessment MarketScope Report

Redwood City, Calif. - May 3, 2011 - Qualys®, Inc., the leading provider of Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) IT security risk and compliance management solutions, today announced that Qualys received a “Strong Positive” rating in Gartner’s report titled “MarketScope for Vulnerability Assessment.” One of 13 vendors evaluated in the report, Qualys provides a comprehensive suite of IT security and compliance services that help organizations of all sizes analyze, comply and protect IT assets and data.

“We believe the MarketScope clearly distinguishes Qualys as the only vendor that provides a comprehensive SaaS solution,” said Philippe Courtot, chairman and CEO for Qualys. “On behalf of our early adopters and customers, we are pleased to see Qualys recognized as the market leader in the vulnerability management space, which is underscored by the fact that Qualys is in use at 47 of the Fortune 100 corporations. The market is now moving toward a SaaS delivery as it allows us to deliver security and compliance in an integrated solution that easily interfaces with existing security solutions without the significant cost and complexity associated with deploying and maintaining traditional enterprise software at a time when everybody is asked to do more with less.”

According to the report,* “VA remains a steady growth market, with revenue estimated at $280 million in 2009 and an estimated $327 million in 2010.”

Evaluation criteria for the report included market responsiveness and track record, sales execution/pricing, offering (product) strategy, product/service, overall viability, and customer experience.

To read the full report, visit: http://www.gartner.com/technology/media-products/reprints/qualys/article1/article1.html.

*2011 MarketScope for Vulnerability Assessment

MarketScope Disclaimer
The MarketScope is copyrighted 2011 by Gartner, Inc. and is reused with permission. The MarketScope is an evaluation of a marketplace at and for a specific time period. It depicts Gartner’s analysis of how certain vendors measure against criteria for that marketplace, as defined by Gartner. Gartner does not endorse any vendor, product or service depicted in the MarketScope, and does not advise technology users to select only those vendors with the highest rating. Gartner disclaims all warranties, express or implied, with respect to this research, including any warranties of merchantability or fitness for a particular purpose.

About Qualys

Qualys, Inc. is the leading provider of Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) IT security risk and compliance management solutions. Qualys SaaS 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 was recently named Best Security Company in the Excellence Awards category of the 2011 SC Awards U.S.

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).

For more information, please visit www.qualys.com.

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