Sydney, AUSTRALIA, 20 September 2022—Qualys, Inc. (NASDAQ: QLYS), a pioneer and leading provider of disruptive cloud-based IT, security and compliance solutions, has expanded its presence in Australia and New Zealand with the appointment of Simon Ractliffe as Regional Vice President and Paul Digby in the newly created role of Channel Director.
These appointments are a fundamental part of Qualys’ continued growth and investment in the ANZ market as the company continues to expand market share and uplift its partnership and engagement with the partner ecosystem. Simon and Paul’s local market expertise also strengthens Qualys’ capability to assist organisations in complying with the cybersecurity regulatory mandates for the critical infrastructure industry.
Simon, brings over 30 years of experience in Asia Pacific and Europe in IT infrastructure and cybersecurity, having previously worked as Head of Security for Singtel Optus and as General Manager Trustwave Pacific. Recently he was with The Protection Detection and Response Company (PDRCo) providing cybersecurity consultancy services to enterprise and government clients.
“The Security of Critical Infrastructure Act 2018 and its recent amendments highlight the need for organisations to have the right people, processes and technologies in place to eliminate security blind spots and remain compliant. I look forward to leading the team and working with our customers and partners to help them on this journey,” said Simon.
As Channel Director for Australia and New Zealand, Paul will be working alongside Qualys’ partners to help securely enable their customers’ digital transformation as well as achieve their business goals. He was previously Head of Cyber Alliances at Trustware and spent over 19 years at Optus in various positions, including leading the Partner and Alliances business for their cybersecurity business, Product Management and heading up the strategic deal pursuit team.
“Simon is well established in the cyber community and brings a customer-focused approach that is precisely what we need to continue to accelerate growth in the ANZ region,” said Allan Peters, Chief Revenue Officer, Qualys. “With Simon and Paul’s expertise, we’re well-positioned to help customer’s secure their IT environment and reduce cyber risk.”
Qualys partners can leverage the power of the Cloud Platform and its more than 20 solutions to develop unique service offerings that differentiate them and accelerate time to value for their customers. Recently announced enhancements to the channel and integration partner program include structured benefit and protection programs for partners who identify new opportunities. It also offers technical certifications and opportunities to deliver through professional and consulting services.
Qualys is focused on partners that differentiate themselves using Qualys’ technologies to create a compelling service portfolio for its end customers. Typically, these partners will be Managed Service Providers (MSP’s), Consulting & Advisory (GRC), and Value Added Resellers (VAR’s). Leveraging Qualys scalable SAAS proposition allows partners to target an enviable mix of organisations, large and small, across all industry verticals.
Qualys, Inc. (NASDAQ: QLYS) is a pioneer and leading provider of disruptive cloud-based security, compliance and IT solutions with more than 10,000 subscription customers worldwide, including a majority of the Forbes Global 100 and Fortune 100. Qualys helps organisations streamline and automate their security and compliance solutions onto a single platform for greater agility, better business outcomes, and substantial cost savings.
The Qualys Cloud Platform leverages a single agent to continuously deliver critical security intelligence while enabling enterprises to automate the full spectrum of vulnerability detection, compliance, and protection for IT systems, workloads and web applications across on premises, endpoints, servers, public and private clouds, containers, and mobile devices. Founded in 1999 as one of the first SaaS security companies, Qualys has strategic partnerships and seamlessly integrates its vulnerability management capabilities into security offerings from cloud service providers, including Amazon Web Services, the Google Cloud Platform and Microsoft Azure, along with a number of leading managed service providers and global consulting organisations. For more information, please visit http://www.qualys.com.
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