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Qualys Announces 8th Annual User’s Conference Featuring Speakers from Gartner, Verizon Business and Fortune 500 Companies

Theme of Conference Focused on “Road Ahead in the Cloud”

Redwood City, Calif. - October 5, 2010 - Qualys®, Inc., the leading provider of on demand IT security risk and compliance management solutions, today announced its eighth annual user conference – The Qualys Security Conference 2010 – to be held Oct. 11-12 at The Palace Hotel in San Francisco. With the theme, “The Road Ahead in the Cloud,” the conference brings Qualys customers and industry experts to discuss today’s security needs and challenges, helping Qualys engineers continue to innovate and enhance QualysGuard products. Attendees will have the opportunity to exchange ideas and will get a first-hand look at Qualys’ roadmap.

The conference, which is free to attend, opens with Qualys Chairman and CEO Philippe Courtot’s keynote discussing the theme of the conference “The Road Ahead in the Cloud” and its implications on the security industry and security professionals. It also features presentations from security industry experts, customer-presented case studies and product feature/feedback sessions. The conference concludes with two full days of QualysGuard training and certification classes.

Guest speakers at the event will include:

  • Chris Barker, IT Security & Compliance Director, Gerdau Ameristeel
  • Jon Cook, Senior Network Security Architect, TransUnion
  • Josh Hankins, Lead Security Analyst, Fifth Third Bank
  • Richard Park, Senior Product Manager, Sourcefire
  • John Pescatore, Vice President and Research Director, Gartner Group
  • Bryan Sartin, Director of Investigative Response, Verizon Business

“We are looking forward to our annual user’s conference as it is a chance for us to gather feedback and learn from customer deployments, as well as share our plans for QualysGuard,” said Courtot. “We hope those attending will find the information valuable as they plan their IT security and compliance strategies.”

Event: Qualys Security Conference 2010
Date: October 11-12, 2010
Location: The Palace Hotel
2 New Montgomery Street
San Francisco, Calif.

In a related news release today, Qualys announced the acquisition of Nemean Networks, LLC. During the Qualys Security Conference, Qualys will be showcasing Nemean’s groundbreaking Honeynet system for capturing attack information and creating IDS/IPS signatures for open source.

For more information and to view the full conference agenda and speaker list, 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 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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