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Qualys CEO Philippe Courtot to Present on Executive Panel at Leading Event for Growth Sector Companies

Courtot to Discuss How Software-as-a-Service is the Driving Force Behind the Intense and Massive Consolidation in the Enterprise Software Market

San Francisco, America’s Growth Capital Information Security Conference (Argent Hotel) - February 5, 2007 - Qualys®, Inc., the leading provider of on-demand security risk and compliance management solutions, today announced that CEO Philippe Courtot will present as part of a panel of security thought leaders at the 3rd Annual Information Security Conference hosted by America’s Growth Capital and Soleil Securities. Courtot will join executives from VeriSign, Websense, SecureWorks and SilverBack Technologies to discuss the rapid growth of security services and the ways in which software-as-a-service (SaaS) is changing the economics of the security services industry.

“While the Internet has made communicating and doing business globally possible, organizations are still drowning in the costs associated with acquiring, deploying, managing, integrating, securing and maintaining the hodgepodge of enterprise software solutions,” said Courtot. “The on-demand model is now recognized as the way organizations can overcome such hurdles by allowing them to ‘externalize’ their data and business processes making it a more effective and secure way to do business globally. SaaS also accelerates the ability of an organization to outsource and adapt to the ever increasing number of regulations and associated security requirements. The widespread move among global organizations to the SaaS model is the single biggest driving force behind the intense and accelerated consolidation we are now seeing taking place—a consolidation reminiscent of the mainframe consolidation decades ago.”

Where: 3rd Annual Information Security Conference
Topic: Security Services
Date: Monday, February 5, 2007
Location: Argent Hotel (Metropolitan II on the 2nd Floor)
50 Third Street
San Francisco, Calif.
Time: 4:15 p.m. PT
Panel: Fred Ziegel, CFA, Senior Research Analyst, Soleil Securities (moderator)
Philippe Courtot, Chairman and CEO, Qualys
Mike Cote, President and CEO, SecureWorks
John Igoe, Founder and CTO, SilverBack Technologies
Chris Babel, VP and GM, SSL, VeriSign (VRSN)
Gene Hodges, President and CEO, Websense (WBSN)

In addition to presenting at the 3rd Annual Information Security Conference, Qualys will also be demonstrating the company’s on-demand security risk and compliance management platform at the RSA Conference 2007 at booth # 1216 in the Moscone Center. Media and analysts interested in speaking with Qualys at either event or in seeing a demonstration of the most widely-deployed security on-demand solution in the world, QualysGuard, please contact or call Kim Angell at (415) 512-0770.

About America’s Growth Capital

America’s Growth Capital is a national, emerging growth focused research, trading and investment banking partnership founded by seasoned growth sector specialists. Our strategy, business model and ownership structure are tailored for today’s dynamic and competitive emerging growth capital markets.

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 organizations 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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