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MS-ISAC Selects Qualys to Bring Cloud-Based Security and Compliance Solutions to State and Local Governments

(December 05, 2011)

REDWOOD SHORES, CA -- (Marketwire) -- 12/05/11 -- Qualys®, Inc., the leading provider of Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) IT security risk and compliance management solutions, today announced a new partnership with the Multi-State Information Sharing and Analysis Center (MS-ISAC) to provide local and state government agencies with IT security and compliance management solutions in the cloud to help them with vulnerability identification, mitigation, and managing regulatory compliance, while reducing costs and streamlining operations.

Under this new agreement, the MS-ISAC will offer the QualysGuard suite of services, including vulnerability management, policy compliance, web application scanning and PCI compliance to the nation's state, local, territorial and tribal (SLTT) governments. The MS-ISAC will deliver this service through its 24x7 cyber security operations center that provides real-time network monitoring, early cyber threat warnings and advisories, vulnerability identification and mitigation and incident response for the nation's SLTT governments.

"The MS-ISAC is pleased to bring the QualysGuard offerings to SLTT governments, adding another component to our multi-layered strategy to support their security objectives," said William Pelgrin, MS-ISAC Chair. "This partnership enables us to provide powerful, flexible and customized solutions that complement and integrate well with our other security services, for the benefit of raising our SLTT governments' cyber security posture."

"By embracing a cloud-based security approach, MS-ISAC can bring to state and local government agencies the benefits of the cloud," said Philippe Courtot, chairman and CEO of Qualys. "They can drastically reduce the cost of managing security and compliance while gaining vulnerability detection and protection that is difficult to achieve with traditional enterprise software solutions."


About MS-ISAC
The Multi-State Information Sharing and Analysis Center (MS-ISAC), a division of the national not-for-profit Center for Internet Security, is the focal point for cyber threat prevention, protection, response and recovery for the nation's state, local, territorial and tribal governments. The MS-ISAC 24x7 cyber security operations center provides real-time network monitoring, early cyber threat warnings and advisories, vulnerability identification and mitigation, and incident response. The MS-ISAC coordinates closely with the U.S. Department of Homeland Security through its National Cyber Security Division.

About Qualys
Qualys, Inc. is the leading provider of Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) IT security risk and compliance management solutions. Qualys solutions are deployed in a matter of hours anywhere in the world, providing customers an immediate and continuous view of their security and compliance postures.

The QualysGuard® service is used today by more than 5,000 organizations in 85 countries, including 50 of the Fortune 100, and performs more than 500 million IP audits per year. Qualys has the largest vulnerability management deployment in the world at a leading global company, and has been recognized by leading industry analysts for its market leadership. Qualys was recently named Best Security Company in the Excellence Awards category of the 2011 SC Awards U.S.

Qualys has established strategic agreements with leading managed service providers and consulting organizations including BT, Dell SecureWorks, Etisalat, Fujitsu, IBM, LAC, NTT, Symantec, Tata Communications and TELUS. Qualys is a founding member of the Cloud Security Alliance (CSA).

For more information, please visit www.qualys.com.

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Qualys, Inc.
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