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SC Magazine Honors Qualys as Winner of Best Risk/Policy Management Solution Category

Qualys Also Recognized as One of the Best Security Companies at SC Magazine Awards Europe 2014

London, UK – May 1, 2014 – Qualys, Inc. (NASDAQ: QLYS), a pioneer and leading provider of cloud security and compliance solutions, today announced that QualysGuard Policy Compliance (PC) was selected as the Best Risk/Policy Management Solution at the SC Magazine Awards Europe 2014. The solution was selected from a group of finalists representing the best that the information security industry has to offer. The announcement was made April 29, 2014 at the SC Awards ceremony held at the Grosvenor Hotel, Park Lane, London. Qualys was also recognized as Highly Commended in the category of Best Security Company at the same event.

Hundreds of vendors and service providers entered the product/service categories. QualysGuard Risk Management and Policy Compliance solution was selected as the winner by a panel of judges who were handpicked by members of SC Magazine’s editorial team. These judges included representatives from end-user companies, analysts and independent consulting firms and academia—many of whom are practicing and former CISOs and CIOs.

“After being narrowed down to a select group of finalists, our judges pored over the entries to thoroughly compare each product against its peers,” said Illena Armstrong, VP, editorial, SC Magazine. “Qualys was selected as the winner in this year’s SC Awards Europe for its ability to best meet the needs of its customers.”

The Best Risk/Policy Management Solution Award recognizes security solutions that offer a reporting format that covers the frameworks of multiple regulatory requirements and other acts and industry regulations. Built on the world’s leading cloud security and compliance platform, QualysGuard PC does just this. It performs automated security configuration assessments on IT systems throughout an organization’s network and helps them reduce risk and continuously comply with internal policies and external regulations.

“We are honored to be recognized by SC Magazine for both our Policy Compliance service as well as our industry leadership in IT security,” said Philippe Courtot, CEO and chairman, Qualys. “We developed our platform so that customers could easily deploy and manage a portfolio of best of breed security and compliance services globally, all from the cloud and through a single console. We share these awards with our customers and partners and thank them for their continued support.”

The SC Awards is recognized as the most prestigious mark of achievement for information-technology (IT) security professionals and products. The annual awards showcase the best solutions, services and professionals working to fend off the myriad security threats in today’s corporate world. SC Magazine distinguishes the achievements of the security professionals in the field, the innovations happening in the vendor and service provider communities, and the dedicated work of government, commercial and nonprofits. For more information and a detailed list of categories and winners, please visit

About SC Magazine

SC Magazine provides IT security professionals with in-depth and unbiased information through timely news, comprehensive analysis, cutting-edge features, contributions from thought leaders and the best, most extensive collection of product reviews in the business. By offering a consolidated view of IT security through independent product tests and well-researched editorial content that provides the contextual backdrop for how these IT security tools will address larger demands put on businesses today, SC Magazine enables IT security pros to make the right security decisions for their companies. Besides the print magazine and vibrant daily website, the brand’s portfolio includes the SC Congress and Expo series (Chicago, London, New York, Toronto), SC Awards (U.S. and U.K.), SC Marketscope, SC Magazine Newswire and SC Magazine IT Security Executive Forums.

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About QualysGuard Cloud Platform

The QualysGuard Cloud Platform and its integrated suite of security and compliance solutions help provide organizations of all sizes with a global view of their security and compliance posture, while reducing their total cost of ownership. The QualysGuard Cloud Suite, which includes Vulnerability Management, Continuous Monitoring, Web Application Scanning, Malware Detection Service, Web Application Firewall, Policy Compliance, PCI Compliance, Questionnaire and Qualys SECURE Seal, enables customers to automatically identify their IT assets, collect and analyze large amounts of IT security data, discover and prioritize vulnerabilities and malware, recommend remediation actions and verify the implementation of such actions.

About Qualys

Qualys, Inc. (NASDAQ: QLYS) is a pioneer and leading provider of cloud security and compliance solutions with over 6,700 customers in more than 100 countries, including a majority of each of the Forbes Global 100 and Fortune 100. The QualysGuard Cloud Platform and integrated suite of solutions help organizations 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 Accuvant, BT, Dell SecureWorks, Fujitsu, NTT, Symantec, Verizon and Wipro. The company is also a founding member of the CloudSecurityAlliance (CSA).

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