Solms brings 30+ years experience to expand federal presence and help government agencies secure their complex networks and drive their digital transformation
FOSTER CITY, Calif., – February 12, 2017 – Qualys, Inc. (NASDAQ: QLYS), a pioneer and leading provider of cloud-based security and compliance solutions, has appointed Bill Solms, a veteran of both commercial and government sector cloud technology sales, as Vice President and General Manager, Federal Division, to help drive government IT initiatives for Qualys, including strategy, solutions development, marketing and sales.
“As the public sector increasingly adopts cloud technologies and federal agencies continue embarking on their digital transformation efforts, security must be delivered at a scale that current enterprise point solutions fail to address, and are too expensive to deploy and manage,” said Bill Solms, Vice President and General Manager, Federal Division, Qualys. “The FedRAMP-certified Qualys Cloud Platform helps agencies gain the necessary visibility and immediacy to maintain complete control of their complex networks, and secure their digital transformations. I am very excited to join Qualys to help lead its efforts and expansion in the federal space.”
“We are now extremely well positioned to address the needs of the federal market. This is simply because with our FedRAMP-certified Cloud Platform and integrated suite of security and compliance solutions, we can provide government agencies with a comprehensive cloud-based approach to secure global IT assets and build security into their digital transformation,” said Philippe Courtot, chairman and CEO, Qualys, Inc. “We welcome Bill, who has developed a unique expertise in the federal sector, to our federal division to help agencies streamline their security and compliance initiatives as they transition to the cloud.”
In a career that spans more than 30 years, Bill has combined distinguished military service and government-focused security roles in the private sector. He has run publicly traded companies, overseen acquisitions, and directed operations in the government sector. Prior to Qualys, he was president, CEO and co-founder of WildRock Security Group and before that was CEO of Wave Systems Corp., a publicly traded cybersecurity company. Prior to Wave Systems, he served as the Director of the US Federal Sales team for Oracle On Demand. Solms also served as a sales executive at Microsoft, focused on customers in the top level of the Defense Department.
His distinguished military career began as a paratrooper and Apache helicopter pilot and culminated as a strategic planner for the Joint Chiefs of Staff. Highlights include both command and key staff positions in multiple military organizations. He is a combat veteran and a graduate of the U.S. Military Academy at West Point with a bachelor’s degree in mechanical engineering.
The Qualys Cloud Platform
The Qualys Cloud Platform is the revolutionary unified architecture that powers more than 10 Qualys security and compliance Cloud Apps, and offers customers a streamlined solution for avoiding the cost and complexities of managing multiple security vendors. By automatically gathering and analyzing security and compliance data from IT assets anywhere in one single-pane view, the Qualys Cloud Platform gives customers the scalability, visibility, accuracy and breadth of capabilities to fight cyber attacks and build security into their digital transformation initiatives.
FedRAMP-certified with Authority to Operate and on the CDM Approved Products List, the Qualys Cloud Platform offers federal agencies a unique cloud-based path to secure their digital transformations. Since all Qualys applications reside on the platform, it can perform end-to-end compliance assessments and report against National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) Cybersecurity Framework, based on the underlying Defense Information Systems Agency (DISA) guidelines.
Qualys, Inc. (NASDAQ: QLYS) is a pioneer and leading provider of cloud-based security and compliance solutions with over 9,300 customers in more than 120 countries, including a majority of each of the Forbes Global 100 and Fortune 100. Qualys helps organizations streamline and consolidate their security and compliance solutions in a single platform and build security into digital transformation initiatives for greater agility, better business outcomes and substantial cost savings. The Qualys Cloud Platform and its integrated Cloud Apps deliver businesses critical security intelligence continuously, enabling them to automate the full spectrum of auditing, compliance and protection for IT systems and web applications on premises, on endpoints and elastic clouds. Founded in 1999 as one of the first SaaS security companies, Qualys has established strategic partnerships with leading managed service providers and consulting organizations including Accenture, BT, Cognizant Technology Solutions, Deutsche Telekom, Fujitsu, HCL Technologies, HP Enterprise, IBM, Infosys, NTT, Optiv, SecureWorks, Tata Communications, Verizon and Wipro. The company is also a founding member of the Cloud Security Alliance. For more information, please visit www.qualys.com.
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