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Qualys to Present the Business Case for Moving to Security-as-a-Service at Gartner Security & Risk Management Summit

Qualys Sessions Feature Measurable Results from Deployments at Cisco and Manulife Financial

Redwood City, Calif. - June 16, 2011 - Qualys®, Inc., the leading provider of SaaS IT security risk and compliance management solutions, today announced that it will feature customers at Gartner Security & Risk Management Summit describing their measurable return on investment from deploying a security-as-a-service solution. At the conference, to be held June 20-23 in National Harbor, MD at the Gaylord National Resort & Convention Center, customers from Manulife Financial and Cisco will discuss how Qualys’ Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) model streamlined IT security and compliance, making an impact on their businesses.

**Session:** The Business Case for Moving Vulnerability Management to SaaS
**Description:** While Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) and Cloud Computing are gaining traction, many organizations are just beginning to understand the cost benefits of these new models. In this presentation, Manulife Financial will examine the measurable results, including increased productivity and total economic impact, of deploying a security-as-a-service solution compared to traditional enterprise software. The purpose of this talk is to provide a framework for evaluating security solutions and their potential impact on the business bottom-line.
**Speaker:** Steve Hurley, director of global continuity services, global IS risk management, Manulife Financial
**Date:** Monday, June 20, 2011, 3:45-4:45pm
**Location** Potomac Ballroom D, Gaylord National Resort & Convention Center
**Session:** Case Study Deploying Global IT Security and Compliance at Cisco
**Description:** Doug Dexter, Audit Lead at Cisco, will discuss the deployment of QualysGuard for vulnerability management, policy compliance and web application scanning to help secure Cisco's global infrastructure. With as many as 30 million IP addresses subnetted into more than 56,000 networks, Cisco needed a scalable, high performance solution. Qualys' SaaS model provided the scalability and automation required to meet Cisco's needs. This session will outline the implementation and lessons learned from this project.
**Speaker:** Doug Dexter, audit team lead for Cisco
**Date:** Tuesday June 21, 12:00-12:25pm
**Location** Showfloor Theater B, Gaylord National Resort & Convention Center
**Session:** The Art of Vulnerability Management
**Description:** Performing vulnerability management is a well-understood component of managing risk in a modern IT environment - and is critical for global deployments in distributed network environments. This roundtable session, lead by Doug Dexter, Audit Lead at Cisco, will discuss best practices to facilitate deployment and operations of a vulnerability management and policy compliance program based on insights gained from the deployment of QualysGuard at Cisco.
**Speaker:** Doug Dexter, audit team lead for Cisco
**Date:** Wednesday June 22, 11:00am-12:00pm
**Location** Potomac Ballroom D, Gaylord National Resort & Convention Center

Tuesday June 21, Qualys will also host “an Evening in Havana,” transporting conference attendees to a warm night in Old Havana, featuring Cuban music, cocktails and cuisine in National Harbor 13. Prizes will be raffled off every hour, including the grand prize: a 60-inch LED television.

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About Qualys

Qualys, Inc. is the leading provider of Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) IT security risk and compliance management solutions. Qualys 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 5,000 organizations in 85 countries, including 47 of the Fortune Global 100, and performs more than 500 million IP audits per year. Qualys has the largest vulnerability management deployment in the world at a Fortune Global 50 company, and has been recognized by leading industry analysts for its market leadership.

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 and TELUS. Qualys is a founding member of the Cloud Security Alliance (CSA).

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