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Qualys Overview

Foster City, CA
501 to 1000 employees
Company - Public (QLYS)
Computer Hardware & Software
$100 to $500 million (USD) per year
Qualys, Inc. (NASDAQ: QLYS) is a pioneer and leading provider of cloud-based security and compliance solutions with over 9,300 customers in more than 120 countries, including a majority of each of the Forbes Global 100 and Fortune 100. Qualys helps organizations streamline and ... Read more

Qualys – Why Work For Us?

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The Leading Provider of Information Security and Compliance Cloud Solutions

The Qualys Cloud Platform and integrated suite of solutions helps businesses simplify security operations and lower the cost of compliance by delivering critical security intelligence on demand and automating the full spectrum of auditing, compliance and protection for IT systems and web applications.

Used by more than 7,700 customers in over 100 countries, including a majority of the Forbes Global 100, the Qualys Cloud Platform performs more than 1 billion IP scans/audits a year resulting in over 400 billion security events.

Founded in 1999, Qualys has established strategic partnerships with leading managed service providers and consulting organizations including Accenture, BT, Cognizant Technology Solutions, Dell SecureWorks, Fujitsu, HCL Comnet, Infosys, Optiv, NTT, Tata Communications, Verizon and Wipro. The company is also a founding member of the Cloud Security Alliance (CSA).

The Qualys Cloud Platform
The Qualys Cloud Platform and its integrated suite of security and compliance solutions provides organizations of all sizes with a global view of their security and compliance, while drastically reducing their total cost of ownership. Qualys solutions include: continuous monitoring, vulnerability management, policy compliance, PCI compliance, security assessment questionnaire, web application scanning, web application firewall, malware detection and SECURE Seal for security testing of websites.

Join a Team That’s Transforming the Security and Compliance Industry

Our Mission
To transform the way organizations secure and protect their IT infrastructures and web applications.

What Motivates Us?
We are a pioneer and leading 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. 

Our customers, ranging from some of the largest organizations and government agencies to small businesses, are all served from our globally-distributed cloud platform, enabling us to rapidly address their needs and continue to deliver new solutions. We thrive on helping our customers achieve their IT security and compliance goals by providing effective cloud solutions at a lower cost than enterprise software.

Why Qualys?
At Qualys, we’re passionate about finding new, innovative ways to solve the IT security and compliance challenges of our customers. We believe each employee makes a difference, and we empower them in their roles, supporting them for maximum career and personal growth.

Qualys is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, religion, color, national origin, sex, age, status as protected veteran or status as a qualified individual with disability.

What Makes Us Different

We’re Small but Mighty. The cloud enables us to do big things without large teams or red tape. We believe in creativity, speed and flexibility, with individuals driving their own initiatives.

We’re Diverse. Qualys searches the globe for top talent. In addition to having offices and employees all over the world, we are proud of our cultural diversity.

Career Growth. We help employees achieve their career goals, from helping them find or take classes to improve their skillsets, to helping them transition to other roles or projects that interest them.

Openings at Qualys
Qualys is looking for talented and motivated individuals to join our growing team. Our compensation packages consist of salary, bonus and equity. We offer a full suite of benefits, including health insurance, 401(k) and more.

Qualys Benefits

Qualys provides great benefits to employees. US-based employee benefits include:


Employees residing in California can choose the following medical coverage:

  • Kaiser HMO
  • Anthem Blue Cross HMO
  • Anthem Blue Cross PPO
  • Employees residing in other states are offered coverage under the Anthem Blue Cross Blue Card PPO.

Qualys covers 95% of employee and dependent costs.

(No deductible applies to HMO or in-network PPO)


Dental coverage is provided through MetLife. The plan offered is a PPO plan and allows both in-network and out-of-network providers to be used.

Preventative…………............….100% (deductible waived)

Basic Services…………….........…90% ($50 deductible applies)

Major Services……………...........60% ($50 deductible applies)


If you elect medical coverage, you will also need to enroll in the vision plan through VSP. Vision benefits are provided by Vision Service Plan (VSP). Exams are covered every 12 months. Lenses and frames are covered every 12 months. Contacts are available in lieu of lenses and frames.


At the discretion of the Board, Qualys employees are granted stock options. Stock vests at a rate of 12/48 months.


With The Standard 401(k) Plan, you can save tax-deferred dollars toward your retirement through automatic paycheck deductions.


ADP Section 125 Plan allows you to pay for unreimbursed health and dependent care expenses with pre-tax dollars.

Medical expense contribution up to $2,550.

Dependent Care expense contribution up to $5,000.


Provided by LifeBalance, this confidential counseling and referral service is free and available for employees and their eligible dependents.


Under IRS Section 132, this plan will allow you to pay for public transit/parking expenses tax free.


  • Short Term Disability 67% of weekly salary/$3,500 (up to 12 weeks)
  • Long Term Disability 66 2/3% of annual salary/$15,000 monthly maximum
  • Life/AD&D Insurance 2.5x annual salary to $650,000 maximum
  • Voluntary Life/AD&D Insurance up to an additional 5x to max of $500,000 for employee and up to $250,000 for spouse and $10,000 for each child

Coverage for basic life insurance and disability benefits are provided at no cost to employees through Unum.


Full-time employees accrue vacation at 10 hours per month, the equivalent of 3 weeks per year. Max balance is 180 vacation hours.

10 days of sick leave are provided for periods of absence due to illness and medical care. Pro-rated if new hire.




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    "Great, Growing Company"

    Current Employee - Finance in Foster City, CA
    Current Employee - Finance in Foster City, CA
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    I have been working at Qualys full-time


    A growing, profitable company that still has a lot more potential. Every employee at Qualys has the ability to make a real impact on the business.

    The people in the finance department are dedicated and enjoyable to work with. The CFO is smart, values your input, and challenges you to be better. She does an excellent job of communicating expectations. If you put in the effort and care about the quality of your work, you'll do well here.


    The company runs a little lean.

    Advice to Management

    More company activities. Holiday party was great!

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Qualys Interviews



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    I applied online. The process took 4+ weeks. I interviewed at Qualys (Columbus, OH) in January 2015.


    I was really good. It was for full time opportunity. They offered me a lunch also. Five people conducted interview back to back. Started at 11 am and ended at 4 pm, Mean while they allowed me to have a lunch. Interview level started with basic and last round done by VP and she asked me relevant questions.

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Qualys Awards & Accolades

  • Global Vulnerability Management Leadership Award, Frost & Sullivan, 2017
  • Sans Best, SANS Institute, 2017
  • Best Compliance and Regulatory Solution, SC Magazine Awards U.S., 2015
  • The Cutting Edge Award Winner, Cyber Defense Magazine, 2015
  • Company of the Year Award, Frost & Sullivan, 2014
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