New Managing Director to Deliver QualysGuard IT Security and Compliance Solutions in North EMEA Region
Slough, UK - May 23, 2011 - Qualys®, Inc., the leading provider of software-as-a-service (SaaS) IT security risk and compliance management solutions, today announced that Derek James has joined the company as Managing Director, EMEA North. With more than 25 years experience in the key areas of Sales and Business Development in the Information Technology and Security sector, Derek will be working closely with customers and partners to expand business in the North EMEA region.
“I’m thrilled to be joining Qualys at an exciting time. As companies face an ever-changing security threat landscape, QualysGuard provides a cost-effective, automated, easy-to-deploy and mange IT security and compliance solution,” said James. “I look forward to building new relationships and working with partners and customers in this region to make IT security and compliance – normally a complex, expensive and daunting task – accessible for small and large companies.”
Prior to joining Qualys, Derek has held managerial roles in leading companies such as BT Global Services, Computacenter and Integralis, with a strong focus on driving Business Development strategies within the security divisions across global Sales channels. Derek has a proven track record in significantly driving growth and improving business performance to ensure market leadership whilst forging strong relationships with customers and partners across both the Enterprise and SME market.
“With the accelerated adoption of the SaaS delivery model for security and the additional services we have brought to the market, Qualys is now expanding its global presence and partnerships with organizations such as BT and very recently Dimension Data. Qualys has a long standing presence in EMEA and is now poised for accelerated growth. We welcome Derek to the team,” said Philippe Courtot, chairman and CEO of Qualys.
Qualys, Inc. is the leading provider of on demand IT security risk and compliance management solutions – delivered as a service. Qualys’ Software-as-a-Service 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 45 of the Fortune Global 100, and performs more than 500 million IP audits per year. Qualys has the largest vulnerability management deployment in the world at a Fortune Global 50 company, and has been recognized by leading industry analysts for its market leadership.
Qualys has established strategic agreements with leading managed service providers and consulting organizations including BT, Etisalat, Fujitsu, IBM, I(TS)2, LAC, NTT, SecureWorks, Symantec, Tata Communications and TELUS. Qualys is also a founding member of the Cloud Security Alliance (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.
For media inquiries or to find the appropriate spokesperson
Contact: Kim Smith/Maria Muller
éclat Marketing for Qualys
+44 (0)1276 486000
For all other matters
(415) 963 4174