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Qualys appoints Mark Wood as UK Managing Director

Slough, UK, - 31 March 2008 - Qualys, provider of on-demand IT security risk and compliance management solutions, announced today that Mark Wood has joined the company as Managing Director for the UK and Nordic regions. Mark was previously European head of sales at Flexeye Technology (part of the Frontwire Group) and has over 20 years’ experience working with leading companies in the IT security sector including Symantec. For the last 11 years Mark has focused on providing IT Security and Risk Management solutions along with solving compliance issues to blue chip accounts such as Xerox, Reuters, Shell, HBOS, BP, Exxon and Barclays.

“Over the years I have seen the challenges major organisations face implementing compliance and risk management solutions. We have now reached an impasse as we all know that throwing more software and more people at the enterprise security problem is not a solution anymore”, said Wood. “Qualys has uniquely demonstrated that such problems can be solved with a software-as-a-service (SaaS) approach, first with vulnerability management and now with policy compliance. I am very happy to join the Qualys UK team and look forward to working with our customers in this region.”

Originally introduced to the market nine years ago, QualysGuard, the company’s flagship platform, is now the world’s widest deployed SaaS security solution. The company has constantly expanded and built upon its core offering of on-demand vulnerability management and is now providing an efficient security and compliance service to over 3,500 customers worldwide. Managed security service organisations, consulting firms and third party vendors are all building risk management solutions based on the QualysGuard platform. The QualysGuard SaaS platform performs more than 150 million IP production scans per annum and remotely manages over 5,500 scanner appliances deployed in 85 countries.

Mark Wood has spent the last 21 years driving sales for innovative companies in the security arena including Axent, Symantec and ArcSight where he has been instrumental in forging trusted relationships with clients and partners and ensuring his team’s lead the the rest of the field when it comes to honesty, integrity and customer satisfaction.

About Qualys

Qualys, Inc. is the leading provider of on demand security risk and compliance management solutions. Qualys is the only security company that delivers these solutions through a single Software as a Service platform. QualysGuard® allows organisations to strengthen the security of their networks and conduct automated security audits to ensure compliance with policies and regulations. As a scalable and open platform, QualysGuard enables partners to broaden their managed security offerings and expand their consulting services. Qualys’ on demand solutions are deployed in a matter of hours anywhere in the world, providing customers an immediate view of their security and compliance posture. QualysGuard is the widest deployed security on demand solution in the world, performing over 150 million IP audits per year. For more information, please visit

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