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Dell SecureWorks Partners with Qualys to Deliver SaaS-Based Vulnerability Management Services

Atlanta, GA - June 20, 2011 - Dell SecureWorks and Qualys, Inc. announced today their strategic partnership plan to deliver industry-leading Vulnerability Management Services (VMS) to customers worldwide.

Dell SecureWorks will integrate, manage and re-sell the QualysGuard suite of security and compliance services, including vulnerability management, web application scanning, PCI compliance and policy compliance services. Dell SecureWorks’ customers can now benefit from security experts and technology that can map vulnerabilities with threats to provide effective protection. The Dell SecureWorks fully managed service eliminates management overhead by providing operational support to configure the technology, map assets, schedule scans and expertly review results – designed to save time and support compliance goals. QualysGuard’s rapid global deployment capabilities, breadth of scans and six-sigma accuracy process for measuring and eliminating false positives makes it one of the most comprehensive and accurate scanning service available today.

Dell SecureWorks and Qualys are both recognized for their market and technology leadership. Dell SecureWorks was positioned in the Leaders Quadrant of the November 2010 Gartner, Inc. “Magic Quadrant for MSSPs, North America” by John Pescatore and Kelly M. Kavanagh,* and Qualys recently received the highest possible rating of “Strong Positive” in the April 2011 Gartner, Inc. “MarketScope for Vulnerability Assessment” by Kelly M. Kavanagh and Mark Nicolett.**

“QualysGuard’s features and Qualys’ commitment to customer security and global reach align nicely with Dell SecureWorks’ strategy to offer comprehensive security services with flexible pricing for organizations of all sizes,” said Dan DeRosa, Director of Product Management, Dell SecureWorks.

“We are honored that Dell SecureWorks has chosen QualysGuard to deliver industry-leading VMS to its global customers,” said Philippe Courtot, chairman and CEO for Qualys. “We look forward to working with them to provide customers with accurate, powerful and cost-effective IT security and compliance services on demand using our SaaS model.”

Customers that currently use other vulnerability management services from Dell SecureWorks will be migrated to the new VMS service.

Gartner, Inc., “Magic Quadrant for MSSPs, North America,” November 29, 2010
Gartner, Inc., “MarketScope for Vulnerability Assessment,” April 5, 2011

About the Magic Quadrant
The Magic Quadrant is copyrighted 2010 by Gartner, Inc. and is reused with permission. The Magic Quadrant is a graphical representation 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 Magic Quadrant, and does not advise technology users to select only those vendors placed in the “Leaders” quadrant. The Magic Quadrant is intended solely as a research tool, and is not meant to be a specific guide to action. Gartner disclaims all warranties, express or implied, with respect to this research, including any warranties of merchantability or fitness for a particular purpose.

About Dell SecureWorks
Dell Inc. (NASDAQ: DELL) listens to customers and delivers worldwide innovative technology and business solutions they trust and value. Recognized as an industry leader by top analysts, Dell SecureWorks provides world-class information security services to help organizations of all sizes protect their IT assets, comply with regulations and reduce security costs. For more information, visit

About Qualys

Qualys, Inc. is the leading provider Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) IT security risk and compliance management solutions. Qualys 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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