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Qualys Chairman and CEO to Keynote at ISSA CISO Executive Forum

Keynote to Discuss Impact of Cloud Computing on IT Security and Compliance, and the Changing Role of Security Professionals

Redwood City, Calif. - February 26, 2010 - Qualys®, Inc., the leading provider of on demand IT security risk and compliance management solutions, today announced that Chairman and CEO Philippe Courtot will be keynoting at Information Systems Security Association (ISSA) CISO Executive Forum. At this exclusive event for leaders in information security, Courtot will address cloud computing as a positive disruption for IT Security.

Event: CISO Executive Forum
Keynote: Cloud Computing: A Positive Disruption for IT Security?
Event Date: February 28 - March 1, 2010
Keynote Date: February 28, 2010 at 5:30 p.m. PT – 9:00 p.m. PT (dinner and keynote)
Location: The Westin San Francisco Market Street, San Francisco, California
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In this keynote, Philippe Courtot will discuss the disruptive impact of computing, its implications on the enterprise, the vendors and the security professional, and the missing pieces that need to be in place to make it secure and reliable.

As CEO of Qualys, Courtot has worked with thousands of companies to improve their network security. Qualys pioneered the Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) approach in 2000, when it released QualysGuard to deliver security applications through the Web. Customers benefit from the on demand power and flexibility with the SaaS model compared to the traditional enterprise software approach: lower total cost of ownership and the ability to access and manage the application from any Web browser. Now, as companies increasingly adopt cloud computing and the SaaS model, Qualys is committed to securing the cloud with its vision and work with vendors across the industry. Before Qualys, Courtot was the Chairman and CEO of Signio, Chairman and CEO of Verity and Chairman and CEO of cc:Mail. He holds a Masters Degree in Physics from the University of Paris.

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 by more than 4,000 organizations in 85countries, including 42 of the Fortune Global 100 and performs more than 500million 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, NTT, SecureWorks, Symantec, Tata Communications and TELUS.

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