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Qualys CTO and CSO To Discuss Security in the Cloud at Open Group San Diego 2009

REDWOOD CITY, Calif. - February 2, 2009 - Qualys®, Inc., the leading provider of on demand IT security risk and compliance management solutions, announces its Chief Technology Officer (CTO), Wolfgang Kandek and Chief Security Officer (CSO) and Vice President of Risk Management, Nils Puhlmann will present real world views and best practices to the 1st Security Practioners Conference on February 4th at the San Diego Marriott Mission Valley in conjunction with Open Group San Diego 2009.

Presented as a case study, Wolfgang Kandek will discuss Ensuring Security for an Enterprise Cloud-based Managed Security Service built on fundamental security concerns associated with cloud computing and how to best secure services in the cloud as part of the Securing Services in Clouds focus session.

Further, Nils Puhlmann will join executives from Amazon, and IBM for a wide-ranging examination and in-depth panel discussion on Cloud Security Issues. This discussion will address manageability, security and control of intellectual property and how managing enterprise risk in a cloud computing model may require a new level of vendor IT security scrutiny and risk management.

The 1st Security Practioners Conference co-located with Open Group San Diego 2009

Date: February 4, 2009
Location: San Diego Marriott Mission Valley
4:00-5:00 p.m. PT Securing Services in Clouds Focus Session with Qualys CTO, Wolfgang Kandek
5:00-6:00 p.m. PT Cloud Security Issues Panel Discussion with Qualys CSO, Nils Pulhmann

About The Open Group

The Open Group is a vendor-neutral and technology-neutral consortium that works with customers, suppliers, consortia and other standard bodies. The Open Group can be found at For more information about the 1st Security Practitioners Conferences and a full agenda, please visit

About Qualys

Qualys, Inc. is the leading provider of on demand IT security risk andcompliance management solutions – delivered as a service. Qualys’Software-as-a-Service solutions are deployed in a matter of hours anywhere inthe world, providing customers an immediate and continuous view of theirsecurity and compliance postures. The QualysGuard® service is used today bymore than 3,500 organizations in 85 countries, including 35 of the FortuneGlobal 100 and performs more than 200 million IP audits per year. Qualys hasthe largest vulnerability management deployment in the world at a FortuneGlobal 50 company. Qualys has established strategic agreements with leadingmanaged service providers and consulting organizations including BT, Etisalat,Fujitsu, IBM, I(TS)2, LAC, SecureWorks, Symantec, TELUS and VeriSign. For moreinformation, please visit


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