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Qualys Enlists New Security and Industry Experts to its CTO/CSO Advisory Board

Phil Agcaoili, Randy Barr, Doug Dexter and Hugh Molotsi Join Existing Advisors to Provide Industry and Real-World Expertise to QualysGuard Product and Engineering Teams

Redwood City, Calif., May 14, 2012 – Qualys Inc., a pioneer and a leading provider of cloud IT security and compliance management solutions, announced today the newest additions to its CSO/CTO Advisory Board. The four new members – Phil Agcaoili, CISO of Cox Communications, Randy Barr, CISO of Saba, Doug Dexter, Audit Lead at Cisco Systems, and Hugh Molotsi, vice president of technology innovation at Intuit – join information security leaders from eBay, Goldman Sachs, Microsoft, Paypal, and other leading companies. The Advisory Board meets quarterly to discuss top priorities and challenges for securing global infrastructures, providing strategic direction for product development at Qualys.

“Qualys has built a powerful cloud platform that helps customers meet the complex challenges of IT security and compliance by automating key processes and providing security intelligence across systems,” said Agcaoili. “I look forward to working with other security leaders to help Qualys enhance and add to its service offerings to meet the most pressing needs of organisations today.”

The new additions to the Qualys CSO/CTO Advisory Board are:

Phil Agcaoili, Chief Information Security Officer, Cox Communications

Phil led security teams at GE, VeriSign, Alcatel, Scientific-Atlanta, Cisco, and Dell, enabling these businesses to securely harness the power of the Internet and safeguard the privacy of hundreds of millions of customers worldwide. He has shaped the direction of cyber security for US telecoms as committee co-chair of the FCC CSRIC and NCTA Cyber Security Work Group, cloud computing as a founding member of the Cloud Security Alliance and inventor/co-author of the Cloud Controls Matrix, GRC Stack and STAR, and privacy as a Ponemon Institute Distinguished Fellow.

Randy Barr, VP Chief Information & Security Officer at Saba

With more than 20 years of information technology experience, Randy has a solid track record leading security, operations, risk management and business continuity programs. At WebEx Communications, a Cisco company, Randy built the information security department from the ground up and was responsible for the company’s global security infrastructure. He is a frequent speaker at security conferences including CSO Perspectives and RSA, has been quoted in numerous articles, and was featured on the front cover of SC Magazine. Randy holds a BS in Business Administration from University of Phoenix.

Doug Dexter, Audit Team Lead, Cisco Systems

Doug Dexter has been with Cisco Systems’ Corporate Information Security Department for 10 years and has been involved with everything from maintaining the internal firewalls to leading architecture development for enterprise-wide solutions. For the past four years, Doug has been Cisco’s internal Audit Team Lead, responsible for a global team of auditors who handle Cisco’s acquisitions, vulnerability assessments and site assessments. He holds an MBA from the University of Texas at Austin with a concentration in Information Systems, Controls, and Assurance, and is a CISM, CISA and CISSP-ISSMP.

Hugh Molotsi, Vice President of Technology Innovation, Intuit

Hugh joined Intuit in 1993 where he has helped develop several solutions for small businesses. His current role involves nurturing innovation by accelerating the discovery and adoption of new technologies, developing new ways to work, and overseeing the Intuit Rotational Development Program and University Relations. Hugh holds a Master of Science degree in Computer Engineering from Santa Clara University and a Bachelors of Science degree in Computer Engineering Technology from the University of Southern Mississippi.

“We are honoured that such a talented group of security and industry leaders are lending their expertise to help us shape our product offerings,” said Philippe Courtot, chairman and CEO for Qualys. “These executives have hands-on experience in implementing security strategies, meeting regulations, and managing complex business issues and security incidents.”

About Qualys

Qualys, Inc. is a pioneer and a leading provider of information security and compliance cloud solutions with 5,700+ customers in 85 countries, including 51 of the Forbes Global 100. The QualysGuard Cloud Platform and integrated suite of applications helps businesses 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 organisations including BT, Dell SecureWorks, Fujitsu, IBM, NTT, Symantec, Verizon, and Wipro. The company is also a founding member of the Cloud Security Alliance (CSA).

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