REDWOOD CITY, Calif., November 11, 2013 – Qualys, Inc. (NASDAQ: QLYS), a pioneer and leading provider of cloud security and compliance solutions, today announced that the company has appointed Ann Johnson, an RSA Executive, as President and Chief Operating Officer to lead global sales, business development efforts, and customer relations and support.
Johnson is a recognized industry leader with a proven track record for building and leading high-performing global sales operations. During her tenure at RSA for the past 13 years, Johnson held multiple leadership roles, most recently serving as Vice President of Worldwide Sales, Identity Protection and Verification and Global Accounts. She comes to Qualys with a strong infrastructure, storage and security background, and is a frequent speaker on the topics of information security, healthcare security, mobile security, privacy and compliance. Johnson holds a bachelors degree in communication and political science from Weber State University.
“Qualys has built an impressive security and compliance cloud platform and gained a solid reputation for its ability to closely partner with customers, managed security service providers, outsourcers and security consulting firms to deliver innovative and cost-effective solutions,” said Johnson. “This is an exciting time to join the company when the industry as a whole is moving towards cloud computing solutions and security is a top priority at the executive board level, and Qualys is uniquely positioned to capitalize on that.”
“Ann is one of the few executives in our industry who understands the impact that cloud computing technologies is bringing to the IT security industry, and she also has proven experience for growing global operations,” said Philippe Courtot, chairman and CEO for Qualys. “We are pleased to have Ann join us as our new President and COO to help us further drive global expansion.”
Johnson assumes her responsibilities as President and COO of Qualys starting November 25, 2013.
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 help 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 Cloud Security Alliance (CSA).