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Qualys Announces 7th Annual Security Conference with Keynote Speakers from Cisco, Gartner, General Electric, Heartland and PCI Council

Conference Unites Customers, Qualys Engineers and Industry Experts to Share Best Practices for IT Security and Compliance

Redwood City, Calif. - September 29, 2009 - - Qualys®, Inc., the leading provider of on demand IT security risk and compliance management solutions, today announced its seventh annual Qualys Security Conference 2009. The conference will be held on October 5 - 6, 2009 at the Palace Hotel in San Francisco.

The Qualys Security Conference serves as a ‘live’ connection between customers and Qualys engineers to discuss valuable information about today’s security needs and challenges, thus allowing Qualys to continue enhancing and building additional security solutions on its Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) platform that it pioneered back in 1999. Attendees will have the opportunity to share best practices with other QualysGuard users and industry experts, and will get a first-hand look at Qualys’ future roadmap.

Qualys CEO Philippe Courtot will kick-off the conference with a keynote titled, “Cloud Computing: What does this mean to the Security Industry and the Security Professional,” at 8:30 a.m. PT on Monday, October 5. Additional keynote presentations will be given by Bob Russo, GM, PCI Security Standards Council and Mark Nicolette, VP distinguished analyst, security and privacy, Gartner.

Over the course of the two days, several Qualys customers will present keynote presentations and best practices on use of vulnerability and compliance management solutions. Presenting customers include: Brad Freeman, global security services leader, General Electric; Doug Dexter, audit team lead, Cisco; Robert Wagner, security architect, TransUnion; Tim Larson, security consultant, Nokia Siemens Networks and Steven Elefant, CIO of Heartland Payment Systems.

Event: Qualys Security Conference 2009
Date: October 5-6, 2009
Location: The Palace Hotel 2 New Montgomery Street San Francisco, Calif.

Details: To view the full agenda and complete list of speakers, please visit

Media or analysts interested in attending any part of the conference can email or call Jason Morris or Jen Spark at (415) 512-0770.

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 4,000 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, SecureWorks, Symantec, Tata Communications, TELUS and VeriSign. For more information, please visit


Qualys, the Qualys logo and QualysGuard are proprietary trademarks of Qualys, Inc. All other products or names may be trademarks of their respective companies.

For media inquiries or to find the appropriate spokesperson
Contact: Jason Morris or Jen Spark
Schwartz Communications
(415) 512-0770

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