Qualys Chairman and Chief Govt Officer Philippe Courtot to Take a Medical Go away of Absence

FOSTER CITY, CALIFORNIAFebruary 10, 2021 / PRNewswire / – Qualys, Inc. (NASDAQ: QLYS), a pioneer and leading provider of disruptive cloud-based IT, security and compliance solutions, announced today Philippe CourtotThe Chairman of the Board of Management and Chief Executive Officer (CEO) says goodbye for health reasons that have nothing to do with COVID-19. Qualys Board of Directors is appointed Sumedh Thakar |, President and Chief Product Officer, as Interim CEO and Principal Executive Officer on February 7, 2021. The Board of Directors also appointed Thakar as a Class III director until Qualys’ 2021 Annual General Meeting or until his successor is duly elected and qualified.

Sandra E. BergeronQualys’ Senior Independent Director stated, “On behalf of the Qualys Board of Directors and all of our employees, we wish Philippe a speedy recovery. As part of our ongoing succession planning, the Board of Directors has previously identified Sumedh as the right person to take on the interim leadership of the company an event like this. While Philippe is on leave, Sumedh has the full support of the Board of Directors. With nearly 20 years at Qualys, he has in-depth experience and has led the transformation of the Qualys platform and product. We know he shares the same customer-centric mindset like Philippe, and that Qualys will continue to provide world class security and compliance solutions under his guidance.

“My thoughts are with Philippe and his family,” said Thakar. “In his absence, I am honored to serve as Qualys Interim CEO. I look forward to working closely with the Board of Directors and our talented team to further build our strong business momentum and advance the corporate vision.”

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

The Qualys Cloud Platform and its integrated cloud apps continuously provide companies with critical security information and enable them to automate the entire spectrum of testing, compliance and protection of IT systems and web applications in on-premises, endpoints, clouds, containers and mobile environments. Qualys was founded in 1999 as one of the first SaaS security companies and has entered into strategic partnerships with leading cloud providers such as Amazon Web Services, Microsoft Azure and the Google Cloud Platform, as well as managed service providers and consulting companies such as Accenture, BT and Cognizant Technology Solutions. Deutsche Telekom, DXC-Technologie, 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. More information is available at www.qualys.com.

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