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Qualys Selected to Red Herring 100 List of Top Private Technology Companies

Recognized by Red Herring Editors for Innovation and Business Strategy

Redwood City, CA — May 11, 2004 — Qualys™, Inc., provider of on-demand network security audits and vulnerability management, today announced that it was selected to the Red Herring 100, a list of the 100 top private companies in the technology industry. The Red Herring 100 has a long history of identifying the most innovative technology companies and entrepreneurs.

“At the Red Herring, we scour the industry to identify the best and brightest technology companies that are transforming the current markets and creating new ones,” said Red Herring publisher Alex Vieux. “The Red Herring 100 is our annual list of the most promising private companies. Like Google, eBay,, and other previous Red Herring 100 alumni, these 100 have the potential to become the next titans of technology.”

In selecting its winners, Red Herring editors spent hundreds of hours talking with experts and carefully examining over 500 private global companies’ business models, financials, and management teams. Red Herring’s unique approach of using both qualitative measurements and quantitative business metrics to assess a company’s potential sets it apart from other lists.

This year’s process was weighted to reflect the reality of survival in today’s challenging marketplace: generating revenues, establishing a strong customer base and equally strong industry partnerships. The award has significantly broadened its geographic scope across the globe to include companies from 10 countries, including China, Japan, Israel, the U.K. and Germany.

“Qualys is very pleased to join the prestigious group of Red Herring 100 alumni,” said Philippe Courtot, Chairman and CEO of Qualys. “For years, the Red Herring 100 has recognized innovative companies with strong business models and solid financials. Qualys’ approach to delivering proactive network security through a unique service model has enabled our customers to better protect their assets, while reducing their costs. We are honored that Qualys’ business model has been recognized by the Red Herring 100.”

As an award winner, Qualys will present at the Red Herring Spring Conference being held May 18 – 20, 2004 in Monterey, California. More information on the Red Herring 100 awards can be found at

About QualysGuard

The QualysGuard service automates Network Security Audits and Vulnerability Management ensuring the security of information networks. With the highest degree of accuracy, data integrity, scalability, and ease of use, QualysGuard’s unique Web-based platform enables users to assess and manage their security exposure, without requiring them to deploy and maintain their own infrastructure. QualysGuard is available in a variety of packages designed to meet the specific needs of enterprises, SMBs, consultants, or managed service providers.

About Qualys

With more than 2,000 subscribers ranging from small businesses to multinational corporations, Qualys has become the leader in on demand vulnerability management and policy compliance. The company allows security managers to strengthen the security of their networks effectively, conduct automated security audits and ensure compliance with internal policies and external regulations. Qualys’ on demand technology offers customers significant economic advantages, requiring no capital outlay or infrastructure to deploy and manage. Its distributed scanning capabilities and unprecedented scalability make it ideal for large, distributed organisations. Hundreds of large companies have deployed Qualys on a global scale, including AXA, DuPont, Hershey Foods, ICI Ltd, Novartis, Sodexho, Standard Chartered Bank and many others. Qualys is headquartered in Redwood City, California, with European offices in France, Germany and the U.K., and Asian representatives in Japan, Singapore, Australia, Korea and the Republic of China. For more information, please visit

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