Silicon Valley Veteran Has Gained a National Reputation as a Computer Security Thought Leader
Redwood City, CA - October 30, 2006 - Qualys®, Inc., a global leader in on demand vulnerability management and Compliance, today announced that Sandra Bergeron has joined the company’s board of directors. Bergeron has a national reputation as a computer security thought leader whose opinions are often sought out by both government and private industry leaders. She has testified to the Subcommittee on Technology within the House Science Committee regarding how government and private industry can better prepare for virus attacks and was selected by U.S. Congressman Mike Honda to serve on the Silicon Valley Blue Ribbon Task Force on Aviation Security and Technology.
“The software as a service (SaaS) business model is getting significant traction in the IT marketplace and Qualys has shown important leadership by being the first to successfully introduce this model to the security space,” said Bergeron. “SaaS will change the way corporations manage both security and compliance programs by bringing them together into a single solution, thereby eliminating the cost and complexity associated with deploying and managing point software-based solutions. In fact, this model allows organizations to ‘operationalize’ security and compliance by establishing a process to identify non-compliance, while tracking and auditing the remediation.”
“Sandra is one of the most highly respected women of technology in Silicon Valley and it is an honor to welcome her to the Qualys board of directors,” said Philippe Courtot, chairman and CEO of Qualys. “She truly brings a wealth of executive vision and security industry experience to our board.”
In her ten-year career at McAfee, Inc. (NYSE: MFE), Sandra Bergeron held various executive positions within the company including senior vice president of U.S. Sales, president of the PGP Security Business Unit, and executive vice president of Mergers/Acquisitions and Corporate Strategy. Bergeron is currently the chairman of the board of TraceSecurity, Inc. She is also on the board of ArcSight, Inc. and TriCipher Inc. and is a venture advisor to Trident Capital. Bergeron also sits on the board of advisors for the J. Mack Robinson College of Business at Georgia State University in Atlanta.
Prior to her current board of directors roles, Bergeron served on the board of directors of three public companies: Tipping Point, Netegrity, and Nuance Communications, all of whom were acquired by public companies.
Most recently she was honored with the 2005 Robinson Alumni Technology Leadership Award at Georgia State University and was recognized as one of Information Security Magazine’s Top 25 Women of Vision in 2003. Bergeron holds a Bachelor of Business Administration (Cum Laude) from Georgia State University and a Master of Business Administration from Xavier University in Cincinnati.
Qualys, Inc., the leader in on demand vulnerability management and policy compliance serves more than 2,200 enterprise subscribers around the world including 200 of the Forbes Global 2000. QualysGuard Software as a Service (SaaS) solutions help security managers effectively strengthen the security of their networks, conduct automated security audits and ensure compliance with internal policies and external regulations. Qualys’ cost effective on demand technology requires no capital outlay, infrastructure or maintenance and can be deployed in a matter of hours anywhere in the world. Qualys global customers include AXA, DuPont, eBay, ICI Ltd, Kaiser Permanente, Novartis, Oracle and many others. Qualys is headquartered in Redwood City, California, with business units in Europe and Asia. For more information, please visit www.qualys.com.
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