Redwood City, CA - December 11, 2007 - Qualys, Inc., the leading provider of on demand security risk and compliance management solutions, today announced that it was selected among 1,800 eligible companies as a winner of the first Red Herring Global 100 Awards, signifying the company’s growth and leadership within the technology industry, worldwide.
Red Herring 100 winners and finalists from North America, Europe and Asia of the last three years were eligible for the Global 100. The Red Herring editorial team used a very competitive process to whittle down the pool of eligible promising companies to the 100 winners of this first-time award. Evaluations were made on both quantitative and qualitative criteria such as financial performance, innovation, management, global strategy and ecosystem integration.
The Red Herring honors cap another period of remarkable industry recognition for Qualys and its flagship software-as-a-service (SaaS) security and compliance management platform. In the second half of 2007 alone, Qualys was named to the Inc. 5000 list, given the 2007 Market Leadership award from Frost & Sullivan, awarded “Best-in-Show” and “Best Practical Solution” by security industry pundits at the recent Information Security Decisions conference, and ranked by Deloitte and Touche as 185 out of 500 fastest growing technology companies in North America.
“The 100 winners came from 19 countries, proving once again that no single country or region has a monopoly on innovation,” said Joel Dreyfuss, Editor-in-Chief of Red Herring. “They are all exceptional companies with smart and innovative platforms that attest to the importance of technology in today’s global economy.”
Qualys, with a five-year growth rate of 1,867 percent, is one of the fastest growing technology vendors in the world. The company 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. QualysGuard Enterprise is deployed at 35 of the Fortune 100, and more than 245 of the Forbes Global 2000. Supplementing its established data centers in the U.S. and Germany, Qualys is in the process of adding data centers in Tokyo, Dubai, Canada, Switzerland and China to support its global expansion. Additionally, the QualysGuard solution is localized to Japanese and Korean, with Chinese language support currently under development. Customer support is also managed on a 24x7 basis from its U.S. headquarters or from the U.K.
“This recognition is further validation of the SaaS model and its ability to deliver high-value, critical applications to anyone, anywhere at any time through a combination of remotely managed appliances and a Web browser,” said Philippe Courtot, chairman and CEO of Qualys. “The Red Herring 100 award is evidence of the adoption of our on demand platform by organizations around the world. Our success is strongly attributed to the support of our customers and partners, who help guide our development team in innovating our on demand risk and compliance solutions to meet their evolving needs.”
The names of the 100 winning companies selected for the Red Herring 100 Global 2007 can be found online at: http://www.herringevents.com/global07/redherring100_winners.html.
Red Herring is a global media company uniting the world’s best high technology innovators, venture investors and business decision makers in a variety of forums: a leading innovation magazine; an online daily technology news service; technology research, and major events for technology leaders around the globe. Red Herring provides an insider’s access to the global innovation economy, featuring unparalleled insights on the emerging technologies driving the economy. For more information, visit www.redherring.com.
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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