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Mark Bennett Joins Qualys as V.P. Sales For The Americas & Asia Pacific

High-Tech Sales Executive Veteran Sees Qualys as Driving Next-Generation of Web-Based Network Security

Redwood City, CA — February 27, 2002 — Qualys™, Inc., the leader in Managed Vulnerability Assessment to secure corporate networks, today announced the appointment of Mark Bennett as Vice President of Sales for the Americas and Asia Pacific. Bennett brings to Qualys over two decades of sales and channel management experience in the technology industry. He will be responsible for building Qualys’ channels and managing its growing sales force, and will report to Philippe Courtot, Chairman and CEO of Qualys.

Most recently Bennett was VP of U.S. Sales for Persistence Software, a public company selling high-end application servers and Web enhancement products, where he rebuilt the company’s sales strategy and sales team, and negotiated OEM deals. Prior to Persistence, Bennett held senior sales management positions with Trimark Technologies and Intelligent Electronics, where he designed and implemented the first segmented channel model for computer reseller franchises. He began his high-tech business career as a reseller for Apple Computer. During his tenure at these companies, Bennett played a key role developing partnerships with companies such as Allstate, Cisco Systems, CSFB, Lucent, Motorola, Salomon Smith Barney, State Farm, and Sun Microsystems, while exceeding revenue objectives.

Qualys’ advanced Web-based vulnerability assessment platform, QualysGuard™, fundamentally changes the way network security operates, enabling businesses to avert disaster by proactively monitoring their networks for disabling hackers and worms. Managed Vulnerability Assessment secures networks, hosts and desktop PCs through automated scans that produce concise management reports, enabling better identification and elimination of vulnerabilities. Enterprise customers can protect their network resources, while at the same time radically decreasing the costs to assess, identify, fix and verify elimination of vulnerabilities.

“Identifying and fixing network vulnerability is now a ‘must have’ for any company connected to the Internet,” Bennett stated. “Traditional solutions are costly, require installation of software, and depend on security experts to administer and fix vulnerabilities. QualysGuard’s automated, Web-based service is affordable for organizations of every size. The market for Qualys’ solution is enormous, and we have barely scratched the surface.”

“Qualys has already achieved significant market traction, and Mark Bennett’s extensive experience in building channels and managing sales forces and partner relationships will take us to the next level of market penetration,” said Courtot. “Mark is a seasoned executive whose successful track record will help Qualys accelerate adoption of our network security platform across the entire industry spectrum.”

About Qualys

With more than 2,000 subscribers ranging from small businesses to multinational corporations, Qualys has become the leader in on demand vulnerability management and policy compliance. The company allows security managers to strengthen the security of their networks effectively, conduct automated security audits and ensure compliance with internal policies and external regulations. Qualys’ on demand technology offers customers significant economic advantages, requiring no capital outlay or infrastructure to deploy and manage. Its distributed scanning capabilities and unprecedented scalability make it ideal for large, distributed organisations. Hundreds of large companies have deployed Qualys on a global scale, including AXA, DuPont, Hershey Foods, ICI Ltd, Novartis, Sodexho, Standard Chartered Bank and many others. Qualys is headquartered in Redwood City, California, with European offices in France, Germany and the U.K., and Asian representatives in Japan, Singapore, Australia, Korea and the Republic of China. For more information, please visit www.qualys.com.


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