Gilles Samoun Organization founder
Gilles Samoun is a French entrepreneur, pioneer and strong advocate of software as a service (SaaS) since he founded Qualys in early 1999. Currently he is Chairman & CEO of NTRGlobal a SaaS company founded in Barcelona, Spain. He holds a Master degree in Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence from the University of Paris 6. Prior to NTRglobal Gilles Samoun has been CEO of Fotopedia in 2009, Solsoft 2003-2007, Qualys 1999-2001 and MediaPath Technologies Inc in 1998. In 2001 he was Entrepreneur In Residence at Benchmark Capital in London (now Balderton) in 2001-2002. Gilles Samoun also seats on the Board of Directors of Agiliance, Criteo 2007-2009 and Jolicloud.
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Qualys, Inc. is a provider of cloud security, compliance and related services for small and medium-sized businesses and large corporations based in Redwood Shores, California. Founded in 1999, Qualys was the first company to deliver vulnerability management solutions as applications through the web using a "software as a service" model, and as of 2013 Gartner Group for the fifth time gave Qualys a "Strong Positive" rating for these services. It has added cloud-based compliance and web application security offerings. Qualys has over 6,700 customers in more than 100 countries, including a majority of the Forbes Global 100. The company has strategic partnerships with major managed services providers and consulting organizations including BT, Dell SecureWorks, Fujitsu, IBM, NTT, Symantec, Verizon, and Wipro. The company is also a founding member of the Cloud Security Alliance.