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Qualys Expands Market Presence In Africa

Development of Event Calendar and New Country Manager Appointment To Grow Market For Cloud Security Solutions Across Continent

SAN FRANCISCO, Calif. – April 22, 2016 - Qualys, Inc. (NASDAQ: QLYS), a pioneer and leading provider of cloud-based security and compliance solutions, today announced it has expanded its operations in Africa as part of its plans to expand the uptake of cloud-based IT security and compliance offerings. Qualys is supporting a series of events across the continent to raise awareness of Cloud and security, while the company has also appointed Rishard Baderoon as Country Manager as well.

Qualys is supporting the following events in Africa:

  • Regional Cyber Security Summit 2016 – Held from 11th to 13th May, this event provides business and IT leaders with insight into the value that security provides to enterprises that exist in a connected world. Topics to be discussed will include the role of cloud security, increasing acceptance of security within businesses, analyzing governance practices and dealing with the cyber security skills gaps that currently exist for African businesses.
  • IT Web Security Summit – Held from 16th to 20th May 2016, this conference summit provides information security professionals with insight and knowledge sharing opportunities around security issues. Key themes for this year’s event will include the role of Cloud in delivering better security and the impact of data on security strategies.
  • Qualys Security Conference – Held on 24th May 2016 in Johannesburg and 26th May in Cape Town, QSC provides Qualys and its customers with the opportunity to hear about the latest thinking around global IT asset protection and security using Cloud. Key themes for this year’s event will include how to improve speed of security planning, new approaches to vulnerability management and how Cloud security can support more effective compliance planning.

Philippe Courtot, Chairman and CEO of Qualys commented, “African businesses are developing their operations rapidly and IT security is essential to support that growth. Our Cloud Platform and integrated suite of security and compliance solutions help rapidly growing companies to secure their digital assets and maintain compliance, while reducing their total cost of ownership. At these events, Qualys will provide best practices to African enterprises and present its product roadmap for 2016.”

Alongside these events, Qualys is expanding its operations with the appointment of Richard Baderoon. He comes to Qualys after having held leadership positions with Performanta and Mobius Consulting in South Africa, as well as three years’ experience managing security operations for financial management and planning company Sanlam. His background in security consultancy and internal operations will support Qualys and its customers in their implementation of Cloud for vulnerability management and continuous security monitoring.

Matt Webster, Managing Director at Magix Security, commented, “As a Qualys partner, areas like Cloud security and vulnerability management are growing markets for us. The experience that Qualys has as a company around Cloud security is impressive. We are pleased to act as a Qualys partner in South Africa and support the company’s growth.”

“I have seen the market for security solutions in South Africa evolve rapidly over the past year – while traditional solutions have an important role to play in keeping company IT secure, the role that Cloud plays within businesses is expanding. Helping organisations understand the role that Cloud can play in improving their security is a big opportunity for Performanta, and working with Qualys will support our ambitions in this space. Rishard’s experience and expertise in security will help our organisation deliver Cloud security solutions to our customers across Africa,” said Guy Golan, Chief Executive Officer at Performanta.

About Qualys

Qualys, Inc. (NASDAQ: QLYS) is a pioneer and leading provider of cloud-based security and compliance solutions with over 8,800 customers in more than 100 countries, including a majority of each of the Forbes Global 100 and Fortune 100. The Qualys Cloud Platform and integrated suite of solutions help organizations simplify security operations and lower the cost of compliance by delivering critical security intelligence on demand and automating the full spectrum of auditing, compliance and protection for IT systems and web applications. Founded in 1999, Qualys has established strategic partnerships with leading managed service providers and consulting organizations including Accenture, BT, Cognizant Technology Solutions, Dell SecureWorks, Fujitsu, HCL Comnet, Infosys, NTT, Optiv, Tata Communications, Verizon and Wipro. The company is also a founding member of the Cloud Security Alliance (CSA). For more information, please visit

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