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Frost & Sullivan Awards Qualys Global Market Share Leadership Award in Vulnerability Management for Second Consecutive Year

2012 Award Attributes Market Dominance to Extensibility of QualysGuard Cloud Platform, Comprehensive Product Road Map and Marquee Customer List

Redwood City, Calif., May 8, 2012 – Qualys Inc., a pioneer and leading provider of cloud IT security and compliance management solutions, today announced that Frost & Sullivan—for the second year in a row—awarded Qualys with its 2012 Global Market Share Leadership Award in Vulnerability Management. The award, based on independent analysis of the Global Vulnerability Management market, which included in-depth interviews with customers, partners and vendors, recognizes the excellence of Qualys’ solutions and describes Qualys’ innovation.

“Qualys is the undisputed market leader in vulnerability management, and it has been for multiple years. Intelligently staying ahead of the curve, the company continues to develop new products and features to address the ever-evolving security and compliance needs of enterprise organizations, government agencies and smaller businesses,” stated Chris Rodriguez, industry analyst for Frost & Sullivan, in the report. He continued, “An aggressive product road map and quality initiatives have strengthened Qualys’ current leadership position in the market, and it is expected to continue to do so in the future.”

Frost & Sullivan’s research also highlights the following key aspects of Qualys’ business and development:

  • New Product Development, including version 2.0 of QualysGuard Web Application Scanner (WAS) helping customers further automate scanning of Web applications with complex authentication.
  • Innovative Technologies such as QualysGuard Dynamic Asset Tagging, providing businesses with real-time inventory of networked devices and Web applications. Qualys also announced the availability of virtual scanner appliances, enabling rapid deployment.
  • Ease of Use and Low-Risk Investment with an integratedsuite of security and compliance services, offered as a subscription, requiring no additional capital investments. This provides customers with a low initial cost, steady and predictable operational expenses, and minimal risk.
  • Leading SaaS Experience and Infrastructure from a decade of experience with cloud-based solutions. Recent upgrades also provide enhanced scalability, a dynamic and interactive user interface, modular services, dynamic analysis and reporting, as well as support for physical and virtual appliances.

“We are honored to accept this award for the second year in a row,” said Philippe Courtot, chairman and CEO for Qualys. “We work closely with our customers and partners to deliver effective IT security and compliance solutions at an affordable price. We’d like to thank our early adopters, along with our new customers and partners, for their support and feedback that drives us to innovate and continue to improve our solutions.”

The Frost & Sullivan Global Market Share Leadership Award is the latest in a series of accolades for Qualys. This year alone, Qualys earned the 2012 SC Magazine Europe Award for Information Security Vendor of the Year and the 2012 SC Magazine Excellence Award for Best SME Solution. Qualys’ vulnerability management market leadership has also been validated by other major industry analysts, including ranking #1 in Device Vulnerability Assessment Worldwide by IDC.

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About Qualys

Qualys, Inc. is a pioneer and a leading provider of information security and compliance cloud solutions with 5,700+ customers in 85 countries, including 51 of the Forbes Global 100. The QualysGuard Cloud Platform and integrated suite of applications helps businesses simplify security operations and lower the cost of compliance by delivering critical security intelligence on demand and automating the full spectrum of auditing, compliance and protection for IT systems and Web applications. Founded in 1999, Qualys has established strategic partnerships with leading managed service providers and consulting organizations, including BT, Dell SecureWorks, Fujitsu, IBM, NTT, Symantec, Verizon, and Wipro. The company is also a founding member of the Cloud Security Alliance (CSA).

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