Qualys Wins InfoWorld 100 Award

Redwood Shores, CA – November 11, 2003 – Qualysâ„?, Inc., the market leader of on-demand Network Security Audits and Vulnerability Management, today announced that its automated software development and testing project has been named one of this year’s InfoWorld 100 winners. InfoWorld chose Qualys’ project as an outstanding example of enterprise innovation and IT leadership.

“The InfoWorld 100 award recognizes companies like Qualys that made the best use of technology to enhance their businesses,” stated Steve Fox, editor-in-chief of InfoWorld. “Qualys built an award-winning automated software development solution to meet critical technical and business objectives. “

Qualys’ automated software development platform powers its QualysGuard® web service, which delivers the industry’s most accurate and up-to-date vulnerability scanning solution. With over 3,000 unique tests in its vulnerability audit database, the QualysGuard platform enables Qualys’ customers to accurately detect and eliminate network security threats on-demand.

“All of us at Qualys are honored to receive the InfoWorld 100 award,” said Philippe Courtot, Chairman and CEO of Qualys. “Our web service model allows us to deliver a higher-quality solution that is easy to use – relieving our customers of the cost and complexity of deploying and maintaining software. ”

Every year, InfoWorld names 100 companies that have made the best use of information technology to meet their business and technical objectives. This year, the list of technologies implemented by winning companies ran the gamut from Web Services to Wi-Fi, with project budgets ranging from as low $35,000 to more than $50 million.

Companies were nominated by InfoWorld readers, technology partners, and end-user companies in early Fall 2003. Winners were formally announced in the November 10, 2003 edition of InfoWorld. The full article is available online at http://infoworld.com/565.

About InfoWorld Media Group
For 25 years, InfoWorld Media Group has provided cutting-edge coverage and evaluation of IT products and services for technology experts in senior management. Through integrated channels including print, online, events and demand generation, InfoWorld reaches the most influential senior-level information technologists — those who drive their enterprises’ strategies and technology purchases. Powered by a continued investment in an independent Test Center, InfoWorld analysts and editors provide both hands-on analysis and evaluation, as well as expert commentary on issues surrounding emerging technologies and products. Visit InfoWorld at http://www.infoworld.com.

About IDG
InfoWorld is a division 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 IDG.net, 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 www.idg.com.

About QualysGuard
QualysGuard is an on-demand security audit service delivered over the web that enables organizations to effectively manage their vulnerabilities and maintain control over their network security with centralized reports, verified remedies, and full remediation workflow capabilities with trouble tickets. QualysGuard provides comprehensive reports on vulnerabilities including severity levels, time to fix estimates and impact on business, plus trend analysis on security issues. By continuously and proactively monitoring all network access points, QualysGuard dramatically reduces security managers’ time researching, scanning and fixing network exposures and enables companies to eliminate network vulnerabilities before they can be exploited.

About Qualys
Qualys is the market-leading Web Service Provider (WSP) offering on-demand Network Security Audits and Vulnerability Management. Qualys enables large and small organizations to manage security from an attacker’s perspective and fix real-world weaknesses before they are exploited. Qualys’ web services are used simultaneously by executives and technicians to measure security effectiveness, enforce security policy, and comply with regulations. More than 1,100 customers rely on Qualys, including ABN Amro, BlueCross BlueShield, Hewlett Packard, and the Thomson Corporation. Qualys is headquartered in Redwood Shores, California, with global offices in France,Germany and the U.K. For more information about Qualys, please visit www.qualys.com.

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