Qualys Expands its Reach in Managed Security Arena

San Francisco, CA, RSA Conference – 14 February, 2005 – Qualysâ„?, Inc., a leading provider of vulnerability management solutions, today announced it will work with IBM to deliver on demand vulnerability management services to IBM’s managed security services customers. The QualysGuard solution offers technical accuracy, scalability, distributed scanning and management capabilities, and broad regulatory compliance capabilities.

“Vulnerability management has become a critical part of our network security process, and the ability to integrate a technology leader like Qualys directly into IBM’s managed service was a very important factor in the service selection process,” said Martin Leitner, Director of IT Risk Management at Zurich Financial Services.

QualysGuard automates the process of identifying and fixing network security vulnerabilities. This enables customers to audit their network security, demonstrate effective security practices and verify compliance with data protection laws and regulations. Vulnerability information from QualysGuard will also be correlated with information from IBM’s managed security services to provide customers an integrated approach for enhancing network security, which is necessary to effectively combat worms and viruses.

“Vulnerability management has become a key security requirement for many companies,” said John Suehr, segment executive for IBM Business Continuity and Recovery Services, Managed Security Services. “IBM and Qualys solutions can offer customers an enhanced degree of network security protection.”

“IBM has built a world-class managed security service to provide its customers with an enhanced degree of protection,” said Philippe Courtot, chairman and CEO of Qualys. “Adding QualysGuard’s solutions to IBM’s services can help companies better manage their network security in order to identify and fix vulnerabilities as frequently as necessary, without the costly burden of building and managing IT infrastructure.”

About QualysGuard
QualysGuard is an on demand vulnerability management solution that enables organizations to assess and manage business risk. QualysGuard automates the network security auditing process across the enterprise both inside and outside the firewall, and across distributed networking environments. QualysGuard provides network discovery and mapping, asset prioritization, centralized reporting, and remediation workflow and verification. Executive-level reports allow security professionals to demonstrate effective security practices and verify compliance with data protection laws and regulations. QualysGuard’s on demand technology is far more accurate, cost effective, and easier to deploy than software-based alternatives.

About Qualys
Qualys is the leader in on demand vulnerability management. The company allows organizations of all sizes to effectively secure their networks, conduct automated security audits, and ensure compliance. Qualys automates the process of proactively identifying and remediating security vulnerabilities, and provides the quickest route to neutralize worms and other emerging threats according to their relative business impact. 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 organizations. Thousands of customers rely on Qualys, including DuPont, Hershey Foods, Hewlett-Packard, Standard Chartered Bank and many others. Qualys is headquartered in Redwood Shores, Calif., with European offices in France, Germany and the U.K., and Asian offices in Japan, Singapore, Australia, Korea and the Republic of China. For more information, please visit www.qualys.com.

QualysGuard is a registered trademark of Qualys, Inc. Qualys and the Qualys logo are trademarks of Qualys, Inc. All other trademarks are the property of their respective owners.

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