Redwood City, CA - November 16, 2007 - Qualys, Inc., the leading provider of on demand security risk and compliance management solutions, today announced that the company has been named a finalist for the Red Herring 100 Global Awards 2007, signifying the company’s growth and leadership within the security industry worldwide.
Red Herring 100 winners and finalists from North America, Europe and Asia of the last three years were eligible for the Global 100. The Red Herring editorial team used a very competitive process to whittle down the pool of 1,800 eligible promising companies to the 200 finalists of this first-time award. Evaluations were made on both quantitative and qualitative criteria such as financial performance, innovation, management, global strategy and ecosystem integration.
“The 200 finalists we selected from around the world are all excellent contenders,” said Joel Dreyfuss, Editor-in-Chief of Red Herring. “They are exceptional companies with smart and innovative platforms that attest to the importance of technology in today’s global economy.”
Qualys, with a five-year growth rate of 1,867 percent, is one of the fastest growing technology vendors in the world. Qualys has 3,200 active subscribers that have deployed over 5,500 appliances, performing over 150 million audits per year in 85 countries around the globe, including the United Kingdom, France, Germany, China, Canada as well as the United States. QualysGuard Enterprise is deployed at 33 of the Fortune 100, and more than 245 of the Forbes Global 2000. Additionally, the QualysGuard solution is localized to Japanese, Chinese and Korean to better support these markets. Customer support is also managed on a 24x7 basis from the U.S. headquarters or from the U.K.
“It is a great honor for Qualys to be recognized by Red Herring as one of the leading technology firms in the world,” said Philippe Courtot, chairman and CEO of Qualys. “We are actively expanding our operations on a global scale, including the recent opening of offices in Beijing, to meet the increased demand for our leading risk and compliance management solutions.”
From its inception in 1999, Qualys has focused on delivering easy-to-use, highly-accurate and cost-effective vulnerability and risk management solutions that leverage the software-as-a-service model for secure application service delivery. As an on demand platform, there is no need to install or maintain any infrastructure. With no hidden operational or administrative costs, total cost of ownership is 50 to 90 percent lower than traditional scanning software.
The names of the 200 companies short-listed as finalists for the Red Herring 100 Global 2007 can be found online at http://www.herringevents.com/global07/index.html. The finalist companies will be celebrated at the Red Herring Global event in Seattle on December 3-5. The 100 winners will be announced at the awards ceremony on December 4.
Red Herring is a global media company uniting the world’s best high technology innovators, venture investors and business decision makers in a variety of forums: a leading innovation magazine; an online daily technology news service; technology research, and major events for technology leaders around the globe. Red Herring provides an insider’s access to the global innovation economy, featuring unparalleled insights on the emerging technologies driving the economy. For more information, visit www.redherring.com.
Qualys, Inc. is the leading provider of on demand security risk and compliance management solutions. Qualys is the only security company that delivers these solutions through a single software-as-a-service platform. QualysGuard allows organizations to strengthen the security of their networks and conduct automated security audits to ensure compliance with policies and regulations. As a scalable and open platform, QualysGuard enables partners to broaden their managed security offerings and expand their consulting services. Qualys’ on demand solutions are deployed in a matter of hours anywhere in the world, providing customers an immediate view of their security and compliance posture. QualysGuard is the widest deployed security on demand solution in the world, performing over 150 million IP audits per year.
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