Awards Underscore the Growing Adoption of the Software as a Service Model for Security
Redwood City, CA - November 05, 2007 - Qualys, Inc., the leading provider of on demand security risk and compliance management solutions, today announced that the company, for the second consecutive year, has been named by Deloitte & Touche LLP to the Silicon Valley Technology Fast 50 Program as one of the fastest growing companies in Silicon Valley, ranking Qualys in the top 200 fastest growing technology companies in North America.
The Silicon Valley Technology Fast 50 Program honors the fastest growing software and information technology companies in Silicon Valley based on percentage revenue growth over the five-year period from 2002 to 2006. During this period, Qualys reports a revenue growth rate of 874 percent, resulting in a ranking at number 17 in the Software and Information Technology category of the program and a ranking of 185 for fastest 200 technology companies in North America.
“Deloitte’s Silicon Valley Technology Fast 50 companies have shown the strength, vision and tenacity to succeed in today’s very competitive technology environment,” said Mark Jensen, Managing Partner Venture Capital Services Group and AERS Technology Industry Leader, Deloitte & Touche LLP. “Qualys is not only one of the fastest growing companies in the Valley, they are in fact one of the 200 fastest growing technology companies in North America. We applaud the successes of Qualys and acknowledge it as one of the very few to accomplish such a fast growth rate over the past five years.”
Qualys’ rapid expansion is made possible through the company’s ability to not only attain new customers, but maintain those relationships through superior technology and service. Qualys has 3,200 active subscribers that have deployed over 5,500 appliances, performing over 150 million audits per year in 85 countries around the globe. The company has an enviable mix of small, mid and large corporations as its client base. These customers include Adobe, Cigna, Dupont, eBay, Hershey, The Humane Society, Novartis, Oracle and many others. In fact, QualysGuard Enterprise is deployed at 30 of the Fortune 100, and more than 240 customers are part of the Forbes Global 2000.
To qualify for the Technology Fast 50, companies must have had operating revenues of at least $50,000 in 2002 and $5,000,000 in 2006, be headquartered in Silicon Valley, and be a company that owns proprietary technology or proprietary intellectual property that contributes to a significant portion of the company’s operating revenues; or devotes a significant proportion of revenues to the research and development of technology. Using other companies’ technology or intellectual property in a unique way does not qualify.
“We are honored to be recognized as one of the fastest growing technology vendors and a back-to-back recipient of the Silicon Valley Technology Fast 50 and to rank in the top 200 fastest growing technology companies in North America,” said Philippe Courtot, chief executive officer at Qualys. “We are very grateful to our customers, whose continued support has guided us in innovating our Software as a Service offerings and enabled us to bring this revolutionary technology to the security industry.”
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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.
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