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Qualys CEO to Present on Convergence of Compliance and Security and Deliver Keynote at Jericho Forum Conference During Annual RSA Event

SAN FRANCISCO, RSA CONFERENCE—BOOTH #1738 - April 7, 2008 - Qualys®, Inc., the leading provider of on demand IT security risk and compliance management solutions, today announced that Qualys’ CEO and Chairman, Philippe Courtot, will present an opening session on April 10 for the 2008 RSA Conference, the world’s premier information security tradeshow. The same day, Courtot will also deliver the keynote speech for the Jericho Forum Conference, sponsored by the highly respected international IT security thought-leadership group and held in conjunction with the RSA Conference.

Courtot will kick off the Thursday, April 10 schedule of speakers at the 2008 RSA Conference, with his presentation titled, “The Convergence of Security and Compliance.” His talk will provide an overview of both the benefits and the steps for converging security and compliance initiatives within the organization. Courtot will also outline how the Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) model, recognized now as the future of software delivery, enables the entire compliance and security lifecycle to be centrally aligned and provide the audience with guidance to overcoming organizational hurdles so that all operational teams can efficiently access, manage, evaluate and enforce security and compliance policies.

Courtot’s discussion is based on what he describes as the “thinning of corporate IT departments,” which is caused by corporations trying to maintatin secure IT systems and comply with government and industry regulations such as Sarbanes-Oxley, SB 1386, GLBA and others.

“IT security, operations and audit teams are challenged with respect to information sharing despite their common pursuit of similar security and compliance goals. In too many cases, they’re forced to duplicate manual efforts,” said Courtot. “The challenge is that, of all the responsibilities associated with IT security and compliance, only about 30 percent of tasks can be automated, leaving the majority to be handled manually.”

In his keynote address to the Jericho Forum on Thursday afternoon, Courtot will review the security industry contributions of the Jericho Forum and provide his perspective on the key initiatives facing the group, including the development of methods by which organizations can have secure browsing.

Event Details:

The Convergence of Security and Compliance

Thursday, April 10, 2008

8:00 a.m. PT

Moscone Center
Yellow Room 133
747 Howard Street
San Francisco, Calif.

Jericho Forum Contributions & Challenges Ahead

Thursday, April 10, 2008

1:00 p.m. PT, Suite 960

The Open Group
44 Montgomery Street
San Francisco, Calif.

The Jericho Forum is an international IT security thought-leadership group dedicated to defining ways to deliver effective IT security solutions that will match the increasing business demands for secure IT operations in our open, Internet-driven, globally networked world. For more information on the Jericho Forum please visit

Qualys will be demonstrating its on demand security risk and compliance management platform at booth # 1738 in the exhibition hall throughout the conference. Media and analysts interested in speaking with Qualys or in seeing a demonstration of the widest deployed security on demand solution in the world, QualysGuard, please contact or call Kim Angell at (415) 512-0770.

About Qualys

Qualys, Inc. is the leading provider of on demand IT 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 most widely deployed security on demand solution in the world, performing over 150 million IP audits per year. For more information, please visit

Media Contact:
Tami Casey