Philippe Courtot, Chairman and CEO of Qualys, is absent for medical reasons

FOSTER CITY, Calif.Feb. 10, 2021 /PRNewswire/ — Qualys, Inc. (NASDAQ: QLYS), a pioneer and leading provider of cloud-based IT, security and compliance solutions, today announced Philippe Courtot, Chairman of the Board and Chief Executive Officer (CEO), is taking a leave of absence due to health issues unrelated to COVID-19. Qualys Board of Directors appointed Sumed ThakarPresident and Chief Product Officer, as Interim Chief Executive Officer and Chief Executive Officer on February 7, 2021. The board also appointed Thakar to serve on the board as a Class III director until Qualys’ 2021 annual meeting of shareholders, or until his successor is duly elected and qualified.

Sandra E.BergeronLead Independent Director of Qualys, said: “On behalf of the Qualys Board of Directors and all of our employees, we wish Philippe a speedy recovery. company leadership in an event like this. During Philippe’s leave, Sumedh has the full support of the board. With nearly 20 years at Qualys, he brings deep experience and has led the transformation of the Qualys platform and products. We know he has the same customer-focused mindset that Philippe upholds, and that under his leadership , Qualys will continue to deliver best-in-class security and compliance solutions.”

“My thoughts are with Philippe and his family,” Thakar said. “In his absence, I am honored to serve as interim CEO of Qualys. I look forward to working closely with the Board of Directors, as well as our talented team of employees, to continue to leverage our strong business momentum and advance the company’s vision.”

About Qualys
Qualys, Inc. (NASDAQ: QLYS) is a pioneer and leading provider of cloud-based IT, security and compliance solutions with more than 19,000 active customers in more than 130 countries, including a majority of each of Forbes Global 100 and Fortune 100. Qualys helps companies streamline and consolidate their security and compliance solutions on a single platform and integrate security into digital transformation initiatives for greater agility, better business results and substantial cost savings. .

The Qualys Cloud platform and its integrated cloud applications continuously deliver critical security information to businesses, enabling them to automate all auditing, compliance, and protection of IT systems and web applications across site, on endpoints, in the cloud, containers and mobile environments. Founded in 1999 as one of the first SaaS security companies, Qualys has established strategic partnerships with leading cloud providers such as Amazon Web Services, Microsoft Azure and Google Cloud Platform, as well as managed service providers and consulting organizations including Accenture, BT, Cognizant Technology Solutions, Deutsche Telekom, DXC Technology, Fujitsu, HCL Technologies, 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, visit

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