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Former Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff General Peter Pace Joins Qualys’ Board of Directors

REDWOOD CITY, Calif. - June 29, 2009 - Qualys®, Inc., the leading provider of on demand IT security risk and compliance management solutions, announced that retired four-star General Peter Pace, USMC has joined the Qualys Board of Directors. With four decades of distinguished Marine Corps service, most recently as the 16th Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff of the U.S. Military, General Pace brings expertise and interest in cyber-security and geo political issues to help guide Qualys expansion within state and government agencies.

“Qualys, who pioneered the Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) model for IT security and compliance, has demonstrated significant traction and industry leadership. Qualys continues to help organizations and government agencies address the significant security challenges we are facing,” said General Pace. “Cyber-security threats have become a national priority and I look forward to working with the Qualys team to provide strategic guidance around the issues that affect IT security and foreign and domestic governance.”

The Qualys Board of Directors is led by chairman and Qualys CEO, Philippe Courtot and includes: Donald R. Dixon, Managing Director, Trident Capital; Sandra England Bergeron, Chairman of the Board, TraceSecurity, Inc.; Yves Sisteron, Managing Partner and Co-Founder, GRP Partners; and Alex Pinchev, Executive Vice President and President Global Sales, Services, and Field Marketing, Red Hat.

“We are honored to have General Pace join the Qualys Board of Directors and look forward to working with him,” said Philippe Courtot, CEO of Qualys. “His long and highly-regarded service history and global perspective will help us better understand and address security requirements in state and government agencies.”

About General Peter Pace

General Peter Pace, USMC (Ret.) served as the 16th Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, the most senior position in the United States Armed Forces, from October 2005 to October 2007. In his capacity as chairman, he served as advisor to the President, Secretary of Defense, the National Security Council and the Homeland Security Council. Pace served as the Vice Chairman from 2001 to 2005. He is the first Marine to have served as either Chairman or Vice Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff. During his tenure as chairman, Pace was responsible for providing military advice on U.S. operations in Iraq and Afghanistan. In June, 2008 General Pace was awarded the Presidential Medal of Freedom, the nation’s highest civilian award. The President of the United States recognized General Pace for his selfless service and visionary leadership as one of our nation’s most respected and admired military officers. Pace is a graduate of the U.S. Naval Academy and holds a master’s degree in business administration from George Washington University. He received his commission in the Marine Corps in June 1967.

About Qualys

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

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

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


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