Qualys Enhances BrowserCheck to Help Businesses and Individuals Continuously Monitor Browsers' Software, OS Settings and

Qualys Enhances BrowserCheck to Help Businesses and Individuals Continuously
Monitor Browsers' Software, OS Settings and Security Patches on Users' PCs

Free Service Enables Organizations to Automate the Deployment, Scanning,
Tracking and User Notification Across Their Entire User Base

SAN FRANCISCO, Feb. 25, 2013 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- RSA Conference USA 2013 Booth
#1431 -- Qualys, Inc. (Nasdaq:QLYS), a pioneer and leading provider of cloud
security and compliance management solutions, today announced at RSA
Conference USA 2013 that Qualys® BrowserCheck Business Edition, the company's
free cloud service, now gives organizations end-to-end automation for
continuously monitoring which browsers, plugins, security settings and OS
updates are present on users' computers. IT administrators can now use the
solution's web console to install BrowserCheck on employees' and contractors'
computers, set up periodic automatic scans that don't interrupt users, and
view reports of the results. Using the service, businesses can more
effectively manage computer security across their organizations and show
compliance auditors that systems are being kept up-to-date.

"Business software vendors like Microsoft, Oracle and Adobe frequently release
updates that include patches protecting against the latest security threats.
Unfortunately, it can be difficult for computer users to keep up with these
updates, and even harder for businesses to ensure that machines across their
organization are updated," said Scott Crawford, research director for EMA.
"The free Qualys BrowserCheck Business Edition is a useful solution to help
businesses keep employee computers up-to-date and secure."

The enhanced Qualys BrowserCheck Business Edition web console automates the
continuous monitoring of browser-related software on employees' computers and
helps them update their systems when needed. It provides:

  oAutomated Deployment. IT administrators can download a Microsoft System
    Installer (MSI) file that can be pushed to users' PCs through
    software-deployment tools such as Microsoft's System Center Configuration
    Manager (SCCM). This file adds a small extension to the IE, Chrome and
    Firefox web browsers that performs the BrowserCheck scans and communicates
    securely with the BrowserCheck web console.
  oAutomated Scanning. BrowserCheck can silently scan users' computers daily,
    weekly or monthly – without requiring any effort by the user. It
    identifies which browsers and plugins are installed on each computer,
    which security packages (such as antivirus, firewalls and disk encryption)
    are enabled, and whether any Microsoft Security Updates are missing.
  oAutomated Tracking. The results of each scan are securely transmitted to
    the BrowserCheck web console for analysis and archiving. IT administrators
    can see the current status of each computer and examine specific scans to
    see how a particular machine has changed over time.
  oAutomated User Notification with "Fix It" Buttons. When a BrowserCheck
    scan detects that something is out-of-date, it notifies the user and shows
    which software or setting needs updating. The user can then click a simple
    "Fix It" button to download the appropriate patch or update directly from
    vendors' websites.

"The constant churn of fixes and patches from software vendors makes it
difficult for businesses to accurately track what's on their computers and
whether they're up-to-date, needless to say what browsers are used throughout
their organizations," said Philippe Courtot, chairman and CEO of Qualys. "By
providing automated, continuous monitoring, Qualys BrowserCheck gives
businesses a reliable way to measure and manage what they actually have so
that they can follow best practices for security and address growing
compliance mandates."

BrowserCheck provides free, automated scanning for PCs running Microsoft
Windows XP through Windows 8; support for Apple MacOS is planned for April of
this year. For more information about Qualys BrowserCheck, visit
qualys.com/browsercheck.

About Qualys

Qualys, Inc. (Nasdaq:QLYS), is a pioneer and leading provider of cloud
security and compliance solutions with over 6,000 customers in more than 100
countries, including a majority of each of the Forbes Global 100 and Fortune
100. The QualysGuard Cloud Platform and integrated suite of solutions helps
organizations simplify security operations and lower the cost of compliance by
delivering critical security intelligence on demand and automating the full
spectrum of auditing, compliance and protection for IT systems and web
applications. Founded in 1999, Qualys has established strategic partnerships
with leading managed service providers and consulting organizations, including
Accuvant, BT, Dell SecureWorks, Fujitsu, NTT, Symantec, Verizon, and Wipro.
The company is also a founding member of the CloudSecurityAlliance (CSA).

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

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

CONTACT: Melinda Marks
         Qualys, Inc.
         (650) 801-6242
         mmarks@qualys.com
        
         Rod McLeod
         The Bateman Group for Qualys
         (415) 503-1818
         qualys@bateman-group.com
 
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