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New chief technology security officer for Qualys ANZ
Tue, 30th Nov 2021
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Cloud-based IT, security and compliance solutions provider Qualys has announced the appointment of Rahn Wakeley as its new chief technology security officer for the Australia and New Zealand region.

In this newly created position, Wakeley will focus on helping customers and partners in Australia and New Zealand leverage Qualys' solutions for their digital transformations.

Wakeley brings a wealth of experience to the role. Before joining Qualys, he was the head of cybersecurity and technology risk for Great Southern Bank. Prior to this, he was head of cyber information security at TAL and spent more than 11 years at AMP.

"Rahn brings unique experience as a transformative security executive to our Australia and New Zealand team," says Qualys chief revenue officer, Allan Peters.

"He has years of chief information security officer experience leading the design, build, delivery and operations of secure technology platforms with financial institutions and familiarity with Qualys solutions, the ideal background to add strategic and operating value with our customers," he says.

Commenting on his appointment, Rahn Wakeley says, "I am looking forward to leveraging my experience running complex cybersecurity initiatives at large enterprises to help Qualys customers drive exceptional security outcomes."
Qualys provides disruptive cloud-based IT, security and compliance solutions and has more than 19,000 active customers in more than 130 countries, including a majority of each of the Forbes Global 100 and Fortune 100.

The company aims to help organisations streamline and consolidate their security and compliance solutions in a single platform and build security into digital transformation initiatives for greater agility, better business outcomes, and substantial cost savings.

The Qualys Cloud Platform and its integrated Cloud Apps deliver businesses critical security intelligence continuously, enabling them to automate the full spectrum of auditing, compliance, and protection for IT systems and web applications across on-premises, endpoints, cloud, containers, and mobile environments.

Founded in 1999 as one of the first SaaS security companies, Qualys has established strategic partnerships with leading cloud providers such as Amazon Web Services, Microsoft Azure and the Google Cloud Platform, and managed service providers and consulting organisations including Accenture, BT, Cognizant Technology Solutions, Deutsche Telekom, DXC Technology, Fujitsu, HCL Technologies, IBM, Infosys, NTT, Optiv, SecureWorks, Tata Communications, Verizon and Wipro. The company is also a founding member of the Cloud Security Alliance.

Earlier this year, Qualys announced an agreement to acquire TotalCloud, the cloud workflow management and no-code automation platform.

The company says the acquisition will strengthen its cloud security solution and allow customers to build user-defined workflows for custom policies.

"The acquisition of TotalCloud will allow Qualys to bring visual cloud remediation workflow technology to the Qualys Cloud Platform, underscoring our continued innovation in Cloud Security."