Qualys Inc., was incorporated in the state of Delaware on December 30, 1999. The Company is a provider of cloud security and compliance solutions that enable organizations to identify security risks to their IT infrastructures, help protect their IT systems and applications from ever-evolving cyber attacks and achieve compliance with internal policies and external regulations. On October 3, 2012, the Company completed its initial public offering. Its cloud solutions addresses the growing securities and compliances complexities and risks that are amplified by the dissolving boundaries between internal and external IT infrastructures and web environments, the rapid adoption of cloud computing and the proliferation of geographically dispersed IT assets. The Company's integrated suite of security and compliance solutions delivered on its QualysGuard Cloud Platform enables its customers to identify their IT assets, collect and analyze large amounts of IT security data, discover and prioritize vulnerabilities, recommend remediation actions and verify the implementation of such actions. The Company markets and sells its solutions to enterprises, government entities and to small and medium-sized businesses across a range of industries, including education, financial services, government, healthcare, insurance, manufacturing, media, retail, technology and utilities. It also markets and sells its IT security and compliance solutions to customers directly through its sales teams as well as indirectly through its network of channel partners. It delivers 24x7x365 customer support from centers located in Redwood City, California; Raleigh, North Carolina; and Slough, United Kingdom. The Company competes with public companies, such as Barracuda Networks, Inc., Hewlett-Packard Company, Imperva, Inc., International Business Machines Corporation, McAfee, Inc. (a subsidiary of Intel Corporation) and Symantec Corporation, as well as private security providers including BeyondTrust Software, Inc., nCircle Network Security, Inc., NetIQ Corporation, Rapid7 LLC, Tenable Network Security, Inc. and Trustwave Holdings, Inc.