REDWOOD CITY, CA -- (Marketwire) -- 11/14/12 -- Qualys Inc. (NASDAQ: QLYS), a pioneer and leading provider of cloud security and compliance management solutions, today announced CEO Philippe Courtot was named one of the Bay Area's top business leaders in San Francisco Business Times 2012 Most Admired CEO Awards. The awards, presented last night at a dinner gala event, recognize vision, leadership and innovation as well as commitment to quality, diversity, culture and community. Honorees included the CEOs of Blue Shield of California, Genentech, Pandora, Stella & Dot and TMG Partners.
"The San Francisco Business Times Most Admired CEO Awards recognize leaders within various industries for their exceptional work, leadership and innovation," said Mary Huss, publisher, San Francisco Business Times. "Congratulations to Philippe Courtot and all the award recipients."
As Chairman and CEO of Qualys, Courtot has worked with thousands of companies to improve their IT security and compliance postures, and the company has earned global recognition for its innovation, quality of research, products and services. Courtot was named the 2011 CEO of the Year by SC Magazine Awards Europe and received the SC Magazine Editor's Award in 2004 for bringing on-demand technology to the network security industry, and for co-founding the CSO Interchange to provide a forum for sharing information in the security industry. He is a member of the board of directors for StopBadware.org, and in 2012, he launched the Trustworthy Internet Movement, a nonprofit, vendor-neutral organization committed to resolving the problems of Internet security, privacy and reliability.
"It is an honor to receive this award and to be named alongside some of the Bay Area's most influential business leaders," said Courtot. "This award recognizes the work of everyone at Qualys and the contributions we have made to improving online security for thousands of businesses and their customers around the world."
Qualys Inc. (NASDAQ: QLYS), is a pioneer and leading provider of cloud security and compliance solutions with over 6,000 customers in more than 100 countries, including a majority of each of the Forbes Global 100 and Fortune 100. The QualysGuard Cloud Platform and integrated suite of solutions helps 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 Accuvant, BT, Dell SecureWorks, Fujitsu, NTT, Symantec, Verizon, and Wipro. The company is also a founding member of the Cloud Security Alliance (CSA).
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