Exault to Provide Qualys-Powered Online Network Vulnerability Scanning

Delivers Quick Overview of Network Security Exposures Plus Ongoing Protection Against Evolving Security Risks

SUNNYVALE, Calif., July 23 /PRNewswire/ — Qualys, Inc., a leading provider of enterprise network vulnerability assessment and monitoring solutions, today announced that Exault, Inc. a leader in network security and performance technology consulting, has added QualysGuard(TM) online network vulnerability scanning to its suite of offerings. With online vulnerability scanning, Exault clients will be able to automatically inspect their computer networks via the Internet on an ongoing basis to rapidly pinpoint and evaluate security risks.

“Online vulnerability scanning is an emerging technology capable of supplying a quick overview of network vulnerabilities, and is a good first step in defending against would-be intruders,” said Bob McCullen, Exault partner and one of the firm’s founders. “Our partnership with Qualys is part of our effort to augment technology support for our consulting services by aligning with premier companies. QualysGuard complements our consulting assessment services and will help our consultants define and deliver total security solutions to our clients.”

Qualys-powered scanning services are delivered over the Internet to provide users with a valuable “hacker’s-eye view” of their network exposures. Scans can be launched remotely at any time against networks anywhere in the world. Once launched, a scan graphically maps the targeted network, rapidly detects and clearly describes network vulnerabilities, and suggests possible fixes. Because of Qualys’ online delivery model, customers avoid having to deploy expensive hardware or software on their networks and are able to automatically leverage perpetually up-to-date vulnerability detection signatures to protect against new security risks as they arise.

Exault has already begun offering QualysGuard scans to its prospects and clientele. The Qualys-enabled service joins products and technologies from such top network security vendors such as Nokia, Check Point and RSA Security in Exault’s managed security services arsenal.

“Exault is among the most respected providers of security consulting and managed security services and their embrace of online vulnerability scanning is a significant endorsement of this proactive security technology,” said Philippe Courtot, chairman and CEO of Qualys. “Because QualysGuard minimizes the costs while drastically simplifying the vulnerability assessment process, MSPs such as Exault can bring vulnerability scanning to bear as a versatile weapon in any sized client’s the fight against network intruders.”

About Exault

Exault is a network security and performance consulting firm that serves as a trusted advisor to companies enabling them to maximize their investment in technology and protect their information. Exault is based in Chicago and has 13 offices throughout the United States. For more information, go to http://www.exault.net.

About Qualys, Inc.

Qualys, Inc. is a leading provider of network assessment and monitoring solutions, enabling Managed Security Providers, security professionals and corporate customers to remotely and automatically audit Internet-connected networks for security vulnerabilities. Where traditional security monitoring products require customers to buy, develop and manage solutions internally, Qualys’ service platform approach enables immediate, transparent and continuous security auditing and risk assessment of global networks, inside and outside the firewall. Founded in 1999 by a team of Internet security experts, Qualys is headquartered in Sunnyvale, California, with offices in France, Germany and the U.K. The company is privately financed by ABS Ventures, Bessemer Venture Partners, Trident Capital, and VeriSign, the leading provider of Internet trust services. For more information about Qualys, please visit http://www.qualys.com.

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