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independent analyst firm recognizes q1 labs for converging security and network monitoring

January 17th, 2006

WALTHAM, Mass. Jan. 17, 2006 – 2006 Enterprise Security Preview Report by The 451 Group Acknowledges Q1 Labs for Combining NBAD, Vulnerability Management and Security Event Management

Q1 Labs, (www.q1labs.com), a leading network security management company, today announced that it was recognized for its vision and execution in The 451 Group´s 2006 preview report on the enterprise security sector. The independent report credits Q1 Labs for “flat out proving” that NBAD and vulnerability management work very well as an integral part of a SEM product.

The report, titled “2006 preview – Enterprise security,” provides an analysis of anticipated marketplace evolution and highlights key companies that will have a disruptive influence on marketplace dynamics. In the report, 451 analysts said that they believe the New Year will see increased maturation of the ESIM and SEM spaces, as the players more effectively leverage their ability to display network events in addition to security incidents. The report recognized Q1 Labs as a company in the middle of network monitoring and security convergence. The report said that 2006 “will see more comprehensive products that approach security in a holistic, as opposed to piecemeal, fashion.” This comment appeared in an independent report, titled “2006 preview – Enterprise security,” which was published on December 20, 2005 (see Editor´s Note below).

“It seems clear that we are in the midst of a defined push for convergence of security and network monitoring and reporting products,” said Nick Selby, analyst with The 451 Group, a technology industry analyst company focused on the business of enterprise IT innovation, in the report. Selby also said, “Q1Labs has flat out proved that NBAD and vulnerability management work very well as an integral part of a SEM product.”

Q1 Labs´ flagship product QRadar 5.0, introduced in 2005, was the first solution to combine network behavior, security events, vulnerability profiles and threat information to empower enterprises to manage business operations on their networks more efficiently. QRadar 5.0 automatically enables enterprises to understand which events pose the greatest and most immediate threat to operations through a patented process called Judicial System Logic (JSL) that fuses network and security knowledge together in a single console.

“QRadar 5.0 was developed to fill the knowledge gaps left by existing SIM/SEM solutions. We are gratified that The 451 Group has recognized Q1 Labs and the unique value that we bring to the market,” said Shaun McConnon, CEO of Q1 Labs. “Today´s solutions are incomplete because they don´t give administrators the ability to see events and incidents concurrently in a single view so they can quickly and accurately prioritize threats and make decisions. No other product on the market today can automatically correlate enterprise network behavior and security events in a single console.”

About QRadar

QRadar goes beyond traditional security information/event management (SIEM) products to create a command-and-control center. QRadar combines, analyzes and manages an unequalled set of surveillance data–network behavior, security events, vulnerability profiles and threat information–to empower enterprises to manage business operations on their networks efficiently from a single console. Easy deployment, business-relevant data and the control to enforce network security provide substantial advantages in performance, operations and cost.

About Q1 Labs

Commanding a unique position at the nexus of security and networking, Q1 Labs is re-defining network security management. Q1 Labs´ flagship product, QRadar, integrates previously disparate network and security functions into one solution. This convergence ties the impact of security threats directly to specific business assets and services, reduces acquisition and operation costs and increases accuracy. Q1 Labs´ installed customer base ranges from government agencies and financial institutions to universities and healthcare. Please visit http://www.q1labs.com or call (781) 250-5800 for more information.

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