We use cookies to provide you with a better experience. If you continue to use this site, we'll assume you're happy with this. Alternatively, click here to find out how to manage these cookies

hide cookie message
80,258 News Articles

Qualys CEO: We're ready to take the company public

Qualys, the Redwood Shores, Calif.-based security firm specializing in vulnerability assessment and management, is poised for an initial public offering (IPO) later this year.

"We are ready," says Qualys CEO Philippe Courtot. He says the company, which he founded in 1999, has achieved profitability and is increasing revenues. "We have everything we need now to do this."

Do you know where your security holes are?

Courtot says the company did about $76 million in revenue last year, showing profitability, and expects to see revenues grow to $94 million this year. Its variety of products, and scanning and compliance services, have become widely used by about 5,000 organizations around the world. The company has 310 employees, with offices in several countries.

Venture capital firms and companies that have invested in Qualys include ABS Ventures, GRP Partners, HP, Trident Capital and VeriSign.

Ellen Messmer is senior editor at Network World, an IDG publication and website, where she covers news and technology trends related to information security.

Read more about wide area network in Network World's Wide Area Network section.


IDG UK Sites

Samsung Galaxy S6 review: Hands-on with the new Samsung Galaxy. Samsung's flagship is more iPhone-lr......

IDG UK Sites

5 things we hate about MWC: What it's like to be a journalist at a technology trade show

IDG UK Sites

Ractive powers The Guardian's interactive infographics – and lets novice coders build complex...

IDG UK Sites

What does that mean? A jargon-buster dictionary of tech terms for Apple fans