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Security-as-a-Service Enters the Mainstream at RSA 2009

Qualys CEO Philippe Courtot to Expose Security’s “Inconvenient Truth” in Thursday Keynote Address and the Impact of Cloud Computing on the Security Industry; Six Leading Enterprises Present IT Security and Compliance Best Practices at the Qualys Booth

Redwood City, CA - April 16, 2009 - Qualys®, Inc., the leading provider of on demand IT security risk and compliance management solutions, today announced that security executives from six of its customers will join three Qualys executives in delivering a total of nine presentations at the 2009 RSA Conference, the world’s premier information security tradeshow, on April 20-24 in San Francisco. The general theme of the presentations will focus on how software-as-a-service has forever changed the security industry, while defining many of today’s security and regulatory compliance best practices.

Philippe Courtot, chairman and CEO of Qualys, will deliver a conference keynote presentation titled, “Changing Security as We Know It” on Thursday, April 23. Philippe will talk about SaaS as a component of cloud computing and elaborate on how it’s has emerged as a viable alternative model to traditional information security practices while offering the possibility of more effective and efficient information security capabilities at a lower cost. He will also outline how SaaS introduces a number of options that impact and shape technologies and processes within today’s information technology practices.

Courtot’s discussion will expose the “Inconvenient Truth” in today’s security and the radical changes the cloud computing era brings to security as we know it. Courtot will also discuss what these changes mean to security professionals and the security industry as a whole.

In addition to Courtot’s keynote, Wolfgang Kandek, CTO of Qualys, will unveil groundbreaking research titled, “The Laws of Vulnerabilities 2.0,” on Thursday, April 23. The findings will include patch trends by industry, prevalence, persistence and exploitability of vulnerabilities within enterprise networks. This live research is based on 80 million IPs scanned, 270 million vulnerabilities identified in 2008. Amer Deeba, CMO of Qualys, will also participate in a panel discussion on Wednesday, April 22, titled, “Using SaaS to Solve Network Management and Security Challenges.”

Throughout the week, security executives and thought leaders from General Electric, Cisco, First Advantage, Kaiser Permanente, Fifth Third Bank and Administaff will be presenting at the Qualys booth (#1717). Each speaker will discuss how they are using Qualys’ security-as-a-service suite to secure their organization and comply with industry regulations. For a full daily schedule and speaker bios, visit:

Event Details:

Date: Wednesday, April 22
Topic: Using SaaS to Solve Network Management and Security Challenges
Session ID: NET-202
Location: Moscone Center Purple 306 747 Howard Street San Francisco, Calif.
Time: 9:10 – 10:30 a.m. PT
Date: Thursday, April 23
Topic: The Laws of Vulnerabilities Research 2.0
Session ID: SPO-304
Location: Moscone Center Orange 130 747 Howard Street San Francisco, Calif.
Time: 2:10 –3:00 p.m. PT
Topic: Changing Security As We Know It – Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) Has Arrived Giving Rise to a Plethora of Security Applications
Session ID: KEY-306
Location: Moscone Center Hall D 747 Howard Street San Francisco, Calif.
Time: 3:40 p.m. PT

Qualys will also be demonstrating two new products and discussing a new compliance-related partner program at booth # 1717 in the exhibition hall throughout the conference. Media and analysts interested in speaking with Qualys or in seeing a demonstration of the most widely deployed security on demand solution in the world, QualysGuard, please email or call Jason Morris or Jen Spark at (415) 512-0770.

About Qualys

Qualys, Inc. is the leading provider of on demand ITsecurity risk and compliance management solutions – delivered as a service.Qualys’ Software-as-a-Service solutions are deployed in a matter of hoursanywhere in the world, providing customers an immediate and continuous view oftheir security and compliance postures.

The QualysGuard® service is used today by more than 3,500 organizations in 85countries, including 40 of the Fortune Global 100 and performs more than 200million IP audits per year. Qualys has the largest vulnerability managementdeployment in the world at a Fortune Global 50 company.

Qualys has established strategic agreements with leading managed serviceproviders and consulting organizations including BT, Etisalat, Fujitsu, IBM,I(TS)2, LAC, SecureWorks, Symantec, Tata Communications, TELUS and VeriSign.For more information, please visit


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