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Qualys CEO Philippe Courtot to Discuss the Success of the SaaS Business Model at Red Herring Spring 2007 Conference

Monterey, CA - May 1, 2007 - Qualys®, Inc., the leading provider of on demand security risk and compliance management solutions, today announced that Qualys CEO and Chairman Philippe Courtot will participate in the Red Herring 100 Alumni Panel, a keynote roundtable during the upcoming Red Herring Spring 2007 Conference. The Panel will feature past recipients of the Red Herring 100 Award, as well as their investors, discussing and analyzing the steps necessary for startups to become successful.

Courtot will discuss some of the guiding principles that have helped build Qualys from a security-as-a-service pioneer into the market leader in on demand security risk and compliance management with more than 2,700 customers. He will highlight what makes the SaaS model successful from an investor and more importantly, a customer standpoint.

“In the past, building an enterprise software company required – beyond having a good technology of course – building distribution channels. These days are over as now the Internet is clearly the distribution vehicle,” said Courtot. “Companies such as, NetSuite, Postini and Qualys have demonstrated that re-building complex enterprise software solutions and delivering them in the browser can be done and also provides for a much better user experience and a lower TCO. The rapid consolidation now taking place in the high-tech industry underscores the disruptive effect the Internet is having on the industry as a whole. With this in mind, startup companies should shy away from building enterprise software solutions and build SaaS applications or infrastructure building blocks for SaaS applications.”

Session: Red Herring 100 Alumni Panel
Date: Wednesday, May 2, 2007 Location: Hyatt Regency 1 Old Golf Course Road Monterey, Calif.
Time: 2:15 p.m. PDT, Keynote Room

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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