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QualysGuard Recognised As Best Network Protection Service of the Year in the IDG Network Awards 2004

Qualys receives its fourth major industry award in one quarter

London, UK — July 5, 2004 — Qualys™, Inc., the leader in on demand vulnerability management, today announced that it has received the award for “Best Service of the Year for Network Protection” from IDG’s Network Awards 2004. The new IDG network awards have been founded to recognise the very best in every field of the networking industry and to reward companies and individuals who have demonstrated technical excellence throughout the past year.

The first network award ceremony held at an IDG gala dinner in London on 29 June attracted more than 400 attendees from business user organisations, networking and communications vendors and service providers, as well as the trade press.

While being selected winner of the prestigious “Best Service of the Year for Network Protection” for its QualysGuard service, Qualys was also a finalist in the “Most Innovative Use of Technology Product” category of the inaugural IDG Network Awards 2004.

“Security has never been more important for enterprises,” said Maxwell Cooter, editor and founder of Techworld and chairman of the judging panel. “The QualysGuard service offers organisations a sophisticated option when it comes to scanning for vulnerabilities. The judges, therefore, deemed it a very worthy winner.” Techworld is an IDG publication.

“At Qualys we aim to make our service first-class through a process of on-going improvement, continually updating it to meet the needs of real users,” said Adrian Ionel, Qualys vice president and general manager for EMEA Operations. “We see this award, given by some of the most discerning networking professionals and editors in the UK, as recognition of our success in this endeavour.”

This award is the fourth significant accolade Qualys has received in a single quarter. Qualys won two awards within the SC Magazine global awards programme – Best Security Service (chosen on the basis of readers’ votes) and the Editor’s Award for contribution to the security industry. In May, Qualys was selected as one of the “Red Herring 100”, a list of the top 100 privately owned technology companies judged on the criteria of innovation and entrepreneurial prowess.

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, small to midsized enterprises (SMBs), consultants, and 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

About IDG

Techworld is a publication of IDG, the world’s leading technology media, research and event company. IDG publishes more than 300 magazines and newspapers and offers online users the largest network of technology-specific sites around the world through, which comprises more than 330 targeted Web sites in 80 countries. IDG is also a leading producer of 168 computer-related events worldwide, and IDG’s research company, IDC, provides global market intelligence and advice through 51 offices in 43 countries worldwide. Company information is available at See for more information about these awards.

Qualys, the Qualys logo and QualysGuard are proprietary trademarks of Qualys, Inc. All other products or names may be trademarks of their respective companies.

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