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Philippe Courtot

Philippe Courtot

August 26th, 1944 - June 5th, 2021

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Philippe led Qualys through a remarkable journey and built it into a leading provider of cloud-based information security and compliance solutions. Philippe originally invested in Qualys in 1999 when the company was founded, then became CEO in March 2001. Philippe brought a vision to the company that was unique from the very start – to build a cloud delivery platform that would allow for the scanning of any network globally. He then set about creating it. As the company continued to innovate and customer adoption grew, he led the effort to take the company public in 2012, as a subscription-based cloud service that enabled organizations to identify security risks and help protect them from cyberattacks. Under his leadership, the company grew into a well-run, profitable enterprise valued by the investors and providing careers for thousands of people around the globe.


Philippe was born in France in 1944 and started his career selling minicomputers. He came to the U.S in 1981 and went on to become CEO of Thomson CGR Medical in 1986 where he received the Benjamin Franklin Award for the creation of a nationwide advertising campaign promoting the awareness and life-saving benefits of mammography.


In 1988, Philippe founded cc:Mail and turned it into the dominant e-mail platform provider, achieving a 40 percent market share before selling it to Lotus in 1991. In 1993, Philippe was named President and CEO of enterprise knowledge retrieval firm Verity, leading the company through an initial public offering in 1995 before stepping down two years later and joining Signio. He led Signio through an acquisition by VeriSign.


Philippe also worked to expand and support the role of the security industry more widely and helped to support the foundation of the Cloud Security Alliance in 2008, founding the Trustworthy Internet Movement and the CSO Interchange. He was also a trustee for The Internet Society. He received the Decade of Vision Leadership Award from the Cloud Security Alliance in 2019 and was honored with the Benefactor Award from the International Systems and Security Association (ISSA) Education Foundation for his support of cybersecurity and cybersecurity education in 2020.

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Name Philippe Courtot
Date of Birth August 26th, 1944
Date of Death June 5th, 2021

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Grant M published a tribute .

On a recent Saturday morning, God was sitting in the front row of a DASH meeting.

PFC has arrived in heaven.

Philippe had a way of seeing a newbie IT guy working on his laptop upgrade and seeing a future CIO. Thank you Philippe, for the springboard into my Silicon Valley journey.

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Greg Reber published a tribute .

Philippe was a ground breaker. An entrepreneur in every sense of that word and a very, very driven man. All of my dealings with Philippe were good, and beneficial. He introduced me to people that I would not have met otherwise, and built a company that leads the way. He will be missed...

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Mohan Kotamraju published a tribute .

Dear Philippe ,I still remember the old days when you were sitting next to the developers and giving your valuable suggestions on the work flows of Core Qualys UI to build a great product . It's very fortunate to work under your leadership for 20+ years and learnt so many things from you during the whole journey . You have set the bar high for all of us . You will be missed greatly!

My sincere condolences to the Courtot family.

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Tricia Trujillo published a tribute .

My sincere condolences to the Courtot family and the whole Qualys family. I was incredibly saddened to hear the news of Philippe's passing. Watching Qualys grow under Philippe's leadership has been a great honor and I'm forever grateful for the impact that it's had on my life and family. Thank you, Philippe, and may you rest in peace.

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Parminder Singh published a tribute .

Sad to hear about Philippe. Our sincere condolences to the Courtot family.
Will always remember the impromptu conversations with Philippe at our desks in the Qualys offices at Redwood Shores - be it global warming, government taxation, or his interactions with others in the security industry; irrespective of the fact whether you agreed with him or not, people admired him one way or another. And remember those pre-IPO mandatory Quarterly Meetings on Saturdays which he asked us to attend as Qualys shareholders? He slowly and steadily built a brand and made Qualys into a successful public company.
A true visionary and mentor who worked hard and made others work harder! I am sure he will be sorely missed.
Rest in Peace, Philippe!

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Anthony Mogannam published a tribute .

My deepest condolences to the Courtot family.

Philippe was a one-of-a-kind person. A visionary and forward thinker. A man who expected perfection and would not settle for less. I am very fortunate to have had the opportunity to work directly with him. Although it was difficult at times, I can honestly say it was a period of major growth, learning, and influence that has shaped me and my career into what it is today. I am truly appreciative.

Rest in Peace, Philippe.

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Mark Mclaughlin published a tribute .

My deepest condolences to the Courtot family and the whole Qualys team. I had the privilege of working for and with Philippe at Signio (even before we changed the name to Signio). Before taking the job, I asked a mutual acquaintance who had been at ccMail about Philippe’s style. He said “he is exacting.” No truer words have been spoken! Under his tutelage, I learned more in a short period of time than everything that had come before. And I watched him constantly dissect fact from fiction and posing from substance. Later in my career, many people would call me to seek input before taking a role at Qualys. I told them that Philippe had the uncanny ability to see around corners in the market as to where things were going and to jump at the opportunity. I will miss our meetings and calls and most of all his friendship. Rest In Peace my friend.

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Giuseppe Brizio published a tribute .

Dear Philippe, it was a great honour and privilege knowing and working with you. We never had the chance to meet in person, we always did interact through the “cloud” so for me you are still there, somewhere and you’ll always be there as a source of inspiration. I still remember during my interview when I shared with you couple of pictures about me playing tennis and skiing, and you gave me advice based on static photos. So I can only try to imagine what it would have been if we had the chance to play tennis or skiing together. Similarly I can only try to imagine what it would have been if we had the chance to meet in person and work even more closely on cybersecurity. You will be missed Philippe, but your vision, purpose and passion will always be with us and will keep doing what it takes to make Qualys always more successful. My deepest condolences to your family. May your soul rest in peace

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Ori Eisen published a tribute .

So sad to hear that my mentor and true visionary, Philippe Courtot has passed away.

He was one of those minds that you did not have to agree with, yet you knew he was right. Especially about predicting technology trends, years before they manifested themselves.

Philippe, you are one of a kind, may you Rest In Peace.

“The candle that burns twice as bright, burns half as long” #rip #visionary

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Armando Cuesta published a tribute .

My deepest condolences to Fred and Nick as well as the rest of the Courtot family.First met Philippe in París in the summer of 1977 when we both worked for Modular Computer Systems and immediately became friends as his perfect Castilian Spanish blended well with my Cuban variant.I discovered a real friend with a great sense of humor with a passion for entrepreneurship and hard work.We had three very good years and plenty of memories at his favorite restaurant-The Moules of Mountparnasse.When I returned to the USA , Philippe became my replacement in Europe and continue to excel in this role.
In 1981 he decided to make USA his home and came to Florida to handle the Asia PAC Region and Latin America.
In Florida, we had great times playing Fronton ala Basque but always having enough time for a beer or two and good conversation.Philippe was unique and everyone that ever knew him admired his intellect and “ can do” attitude towards life challenges.I personally will always cherish his friendship.
He lived life as its fullest without regrets.Well done my friend.Farewell.

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Edie Schamp published a tribute .

Dear Philippe, You have left us too soon. I am deeply saddened. Thank you for your leadership at Qualys and your magnificent contributions to the Security Industry. Thank you also for your constant support of me over many years working together. I will forever admire your courage and commitment and miss you and your sense of humor. My condolences to your Family. Rest In Peace

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Nicole Tatrow published a tribute .

Nick and Fred, my sincere condolences to you both, along with the rest or your family and friends. Your father was an amazing man, and I am honored to have had the opportunity to sit with him in conversation many times. No matter the conversation, it always somehow pointed back to his children in some way. I recall, Nick, you sharing photos with me of your younger days, sitting on the floor playing with your dad. Those are the visions I will remember most, and I carry your hearts in my heart.

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Russell Tal published a tribute .

My sincerest condolences to the Courtot and Qualys family. Philippe was a good human being. He was always kind and compassionate to me when I worked at Qualys a few years ago. He was a visionary in the cyber security community.

Thank you Philippe for your vision, purpose and passion. You will be missed. May you rest in peace.

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Melinda Marks published a tribute .

I was so sad to hear of Philippe's passing. He will always hold a special place in my heart. His brilliance and dedication were inspiring. He was tough but he always had a clear reason and feedback. I have a lot of great memories of our interactions – including times that he gave me useful life advice, and other times when he liked to try to get me to argue about politics or current events. I feel very lucky to have worked with him; I learned so much from those years at Qualys. My deepest condolences to his family.

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Tiago Vilas published a tribute .

Although, I will not be able to attend the event. I want to to make sure to send my sincerest condolences to PFC family and specially Qualys family. I was very touched about this news. Philippe was an assertive person that I always listened very careful when he was speaking. and I will be always grateful for the opportunity he gave me.

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Triveni Shivaram published a tribute .

I was very fortunate to work for a great company Qualys. My heartfelt condolences goes out to the family. RIP

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Will Bechtel published a tribute .

Philippe was the most passionate and accessible CEO I have ever worked for. I had never before had a CEO that I could walk by his desk and sometimes he would wave me over - he would take a few minutes to talk to me about what he thought we needed to do regarding the direction of the WAS and Malware Detection services. He was a very direct person and it was challenging during my first six months to try to keep up with his vision for the product, but over time I found that his very direct approach to be great. If he didn't like what I was doing, he told me in no uncertain terms and I knew what I needed to do. I can definitely say that my time at Qualys was very influential and the one thing I learned from Philippe was that you have to listen to the customer. He was passionate about that and it has been a valuable lesson for me. RIP Philippe

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Zane Morris published a tribute .

Phillipe was a force to be reckoned with that was always ahead of his times. I always felt he brought out the best in me. RIP

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Jason Geoltz published a tribute .

My deepest sympathies.

I share the belief, which many have stated, that Philippe was a true industry leader and visionary. He will certainly be missed.

As we cherish and celebrate our best memories, and as we remember the humorous encounters we've all shared at one point or another with him, the loss is still felt. So again, my sincerest condolences during this tough time.

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Brian Canaday published a tribute .

Philippe comes from a generation of men and women who have an incredible drive and work ethic. He set the bar high for all of us and I know that he will not be forgotten. While my interactions with him were limited to a handful of moments, his impact on our industry has been incredible. I am grateful to be a part of what he built. My sympathy goes out to his family and friends.

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Emir Arslanagic published a tribute .

Dear Philippe, we knew each other for 20+ years, however the opportunity to work with you last 7 years was inspirational and I fill very privileged.
My sincerest condolences to Courtot family.
RIP my friend!

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Slim published a tribute .

My sincerest condolences to Philippe's family for his loss. I did not interacted much with him but I will always remember his kindness every time I met him during local conferences.

Rest In Peace Philippe.

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Cyndi published a tribute .

Best regards to the Courtot Family. Thank you for the eye-opening opportunities and impact you had on so many. Technological innovation will remain a legacy in the community. RIP.

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Stephan published a comment .

my condolences to the family. rest in peace

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Shebly Seyrafi published a tribute .

Philippe, I just wanted to say that you were a class act. I loved our interactions through the years, and I am deeply saddened to hear this news.

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Steve Wylie published a tribute .

On behalf of Black Hat, I offer our deepest sympathy to the Courtot family and all our friends at Qualys. Philippe has been such a supportive partner to us over many years, always encouraging the important work being done by the Black Hat community that he loved so much. We and the entire cyber security industry has lost a passionate member and a friend. Rest in Peace, Philippe.

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Abdullah Yahya published a tribute .

I joined Qualys in 2011. Since then, Philippe took Qualys public and grew the company from 300 to over 1500 employees with offices all over the world. Though I rarely worked directly with him, I'd see him almost every day as he passed by to go to his office. I was not expecting to hear of his passing so soon since he left Qualys. May he rest in peace and his legacy live on.

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Robert Borelli published a tribute .

Thank you Philippe for the many thought provoking and informative conversations over the years, and for your humility. You will be missed but not forgotten.

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Philippe De Araujo published a tribute .

Thank you for your insights when I started my own company, for the discussions we had every year for over a decade. RIP …Monsieur

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Laurie (Maccarthy) Haley published a tribute .

Philippe was such an influential part of my professional life for many years. The opportunity to work with him at Qualys changed the course of my entire career. He never failed to challenge you, make you think about things in a different way, and sometimes think about things his way...which was often the best way. I learned many valuable lessons from him and will always be grateful for the time I got to spend working under his mentorship.

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Chris Gaither published a tribute .

Thank you for the opportunity many years ago. Your relentless commitment and attention to detail was very influential. Rest In Peace, Philippe.

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Dingjie Yang published a tribute .

My sincerest condolences to Philippe's loving family. Philippe, thank you for building Qualys from a small office to a worldwide known Enterprise and giving me the chance to work in Qualys. I started my first job at Qualys in Beijing Office back in 2010. I think joining Qualys was one of the best decision that I have made as it shaped my life and career in many positive ways.

Thank you. Rest in Peace Philippe !

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Joerg Vollmer published a tribute .

I remember when we first met 20 years ago, one month after I started with Qualys. In our HQ you suddenly stood in front of me and called me by my name, although we haven’t met before. This is an example of how you took care of every person and paid attention to every detail.

It was a big honor to work with you, I enjoyed every meeting and every discussion we’ve had. There are so many things I learned for you.
Thank you very much for everything. Rest In Peace Philippe!

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Maria Nardi published a tribute .

Philippe, Thank you for the profound impact you had on me and my career. The 10+ years I spent at Qualys were never dull but always a learning experience with teachings I continue to apply today.
I always enjoyed when we would be on the road at events and we would catch a glimpse of the more relaxed, sillier side of you as is depicted in this photo.
You were one of the hardest working people I had ever met. Now it is time that you rest.
Rest In Peace, PFC. The light of your legacy will continue to shine bright.

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Steve Moscarelli published a comment .

Philippe seems to be at the Gartner Security Conference, Gaylord National Hotel, Maryland. Correct?

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Marne Michaels published a tribute .

I had the privilege of working with Philippe for over a decade on various real estate requirements for Qualys.
Philippe was brilliant and visionary as well as generous of spirit and respectful of those around him. When he approved a project it was always with the best interest of Qualys employees and customers.

With my deepest sympathies.

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Celine Astier published a tribute .

Philippe,
I had the privilege to sit at your side (literally) for 8 years and watching you dedicate all your energy to the people and customers at Qualys. You gave everybody your undivided attention and were not afraid to tell it like it is, whether we liked it or not; you always had a point.

I witnessed you being a mentor to many people, an industry visionary but I would like to remember you by the little things, saying "bonjour" every morning and asking how I was doing - addressing me in 3rd person; being so proud of an orderly desk (after you spent a few hours cleaning it over the weekend); coming over my desk to chat a bit with that smile on your face that has been mentioned by so many others before me. I could go on and on, there was never a dull moment.

I wanted to offer my deepest condolences to Philippe's family and loved ones.
May you Rest in Peace / Reposez en Paix

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Renee Beckloff published a tribute .

Philippe taught me more about building customer loyalty than any other person I have ever worked with. I am grateful for many of our uncomfortable conversations.

My best most favorite memory with PFC was the 2008 Christmas party.. he noticed that my tie matched my wife's shoes. a subtle thing, but he noticed.

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Felix published a tribute .

Philippe was an awesome visionary and leader. I will forever be thankful and honored to have reported to him and worked with him. I enjoyed his mentorship and guidance. I will always thank him for the opportunities he opened and presented to me. Always pushing me to be better!
My sincere condolences to the Courtot family and close friends!
God Bless!

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Marcos Vinicius published a tribute .

All my condolences to Philippe's family!

Philippe you have completely changed my life, I've learned so much working with you. I'll always be thankful for the opportunities you gave me at Qualys and mentorship. Miss working with you.

Thanks for everything and rest in peace-MV

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Gerhard Eschelbeck published a tribute .

We have lost a passionate security leader, a visionary, a driving force of new ideas, and my great mentor and friend Philippe. You had such an impact on many of our lives and were a great mentor to me. I am forever thankful to have known you, worked with you, and grown under your leadership, but most of all I remember you as a human with a big smile and a big heart for your family.

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Jane Folwell published a comment .

A fitting tribute for a great man, Gerhard. The world will be a duller place without Philippe Courtot. My deepest sympathy to you the Qualys team and above all Philippe’s family.

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Edem published a tribute .

So sad to hear that he is no longer with us. I did not know him personally but it had become evident that Phillippe had built and engineered one of the finest companies in the security industry with a laser sharp focus and astounding vision. My thoughts and sincere condolences go out to his family and loved ones.

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Lionel Gresse published a tribute .

Toutes mes condoléances à sa famille et ses proches, en particulier ses fils. J'ai eu la chance de le connaître et de pouvoir travailler avec lui dès 2002, il y a déjà près de 20 ans. Il va laisser un grand vide. C'était un grand entrepreneur et un grand Monsieur.

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Richard Schuppek published a tribute .

Philippe, it was an honor to have worked for you, listening to your perspectives of running a global business, and drawing from your non-stop energy. The industry has certainly benefited from your hard work and vision. My deepest sympathies to your family. May you rest in peace.

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A true leader and visionary, RIP.

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Himabindu Vasantrao published a tribute .

Dear Philippe, May your light shine on! Thank you for your warm-hearted, inspirational and steadfast leadership.
You will be greatly missed. Rest in peace.
My sincere condolences to your family and loved ones.

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Amir Borna published a tribute .

A visionary with a great business mind, not hesitating to take risks and make his vision a reality. I wish I could've worked with Philippe a lot more. The few times our paths crossed I learned a great deal from Philippe. He was a great mentor, guided me many times, and stopped me when I was drifting away. Got me focused on what's important every single time. Sad that he's no longer among us. Feel happy and privileged that I had a chance to meet Philippe and work with him those few times. My prayers and respect go to Philippe and his family in these difficult times.  Thank you for all your help and guidance!

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Marc-Jacob Brami published a tribute .

Marc-Jacob BRAMI Global Security Mag A la mémoire de Philippe Courtot, un homme plein d'énergie et de détermination. Il va manquer à toute la communauté de la cyber sécurité tant en France que dans le reste du monde

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Andrew Milbank published a tribute .

It was a pleasure to work alongside such a visionary and pioneer. To see Philippe in his element, driving Qualys forward is something I feel privileged to have been part of. My thoughts go out to Philippe's friends and family at this difficult time

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Michael Kassim published a tribute .

A la mémoire de Philippe.
Un homme de caractère et de conviction.
Un personnage entier, qui ne laissait personne indifférent.
Un français, devenu américain dans l'âme, tout en gardant un attachement profond à sa culture d'origine.
Un manager qui a toujours exigé et obtenu l'excellence de la part de ses équipes.
Un businessman couronné de succès dans tout ce qu'il a tenté.
Un visionnaire qui a révolutionné chacune des industries dans lesquelles il a œuvré.
Un leader qui a marqué chacun des collaborateurs qui l'ont côtoyés.
Un dirigeant qui a toujours placé ses clients au centre de ses pensées.
Et un père qui parlait sans cesse de sa fille qu'il aimait tant.
Condoléances à elle, à ta famille et à tes proches.

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Don Mccauley published a tribute .

Philippe, since we first worked together 29 years ago, through 3 companies and 2 IPO’s, you had a profound impact on my life and career. No one ever worked harder, with more conviction and was more decisive than you. And you were always able to push yourself and the rest of us to accomplish great things. At each stop on your career you brought huge innovations, most recently by leading the security industry with Qualys’ then-innovative SAAS business model. As always, you proved the naysayers wrong and in the process created a lot of wealth for employees, founding investors and shareholders. So many lessons learned from you. Thanks for everything and Rest In Peace. Don

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Dnyanesh Khatavkar published a tribute .

RIP Philippe. Sharing a photo we had with you.

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Ranjit Chougale published a tribute .

Sad to hear about Philippe's passing. A great loss for this industry in the form of a true pioneer and a visionary. He thought me the meaning of family within the company. Deepest condolences to his near and dear ones. Rest in peace

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Cyrille Brahamcha published a tribute .

All my condolences to Philippe's family! 
I’d like to thank Philippe for the opportunity of career he gave me at Qualys, with its so specific model.
May your soul rest in peace!

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Kauzo Sugiyama published a tribute .

Philippe, this is totally sad news for me.
I could not meet you in Japan office and US office finally, but I could feel your belief and spirit working in Japan Qualys.
Rest In Peace.

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Pavan G published a tribute .

Very sad to hear this. May his soul rest in peace.

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Elena Vlad published a tribute .

My sincerest condolences to Philippe's loving family! May his memory be a blessing! Rest in peace, Philippe! Elena Vlad

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Anna M. published a tribute .

I first met Philippe when I first started Qualys back in September 2018. On my first day, he greeted me with a smile and welcomed me to the Qualys family. As I learned the ropes I thought that encounter was just a one off, as most executives are busy. I didn’t think he’d remember me the next time I interacted with him. Little did I know that the next interaction I had with him, he knew who I was and knew me by name. Such a small act, but he made me feel important and that what I do mattered. So thank you Philippe for reminding me that sometimes the smallest act can have the biggest impact. Rest easy Philippe.

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Carlton Jones published a tribute .

Best wishes to the Courtot Family, may your memories of Philippe last forever as they will in all of the hearts and minds he has touched. Forever in your debt Philippe! Thank you!

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Virginia Hammrich published a tribute .

My deepest sympathies to the Courtot Family. May Philippe rest in peace. I worked at Qualys in its early stages and had the chance to work closely with Philippe. He was a perfectionist and a visionary who accomplished any goal he set to achieve. He will be so missed. God bless you Philippe!

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Michelle Furesz published a tribute .

To the family, Qualys ‘family’, and friends… please accept my condolences for a sad loss.
I am glad to have worked under the direction of Philippe for the short time I’ve been with Qualys before he retired; he was a true leader, a customer advocate, as well as an innovator. Philippe, may God hold your hand, into the light of Heaven where you can rest in eternal peace. Prayers for the family, closest coworkers, and friends that you find comfort during this difficult time.

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Aanal Shah published a comment .

Phillippe, We are so proud to have you as our Leader. We will surely miss you in office when we go back. Rest in peace. My sincere condolences to your family.

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Darren Wei published a tribute .

Philippe, thank you for your built Qualys! it's great opportunity to have worked in your organization under your leadership, because of you and Qualys, I can started my new life in US, you will stay in my heard forever, hope you can start your new journey in the heaven, you are a great men!

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Rima Bruno published a tribute .

Philippe, your impact on my life is immeasurable and can't be explained in words. Thank you for being you and for bringing out the best in all of us. You motivated, guided, and most importantly, supported us. You were the toughest and best mentor I could have asked for. I have always valued your trust in me. I was blessed to start working with you when I was 19, and I have learned so much over the years. Imagining Qualys without you is impossible, but you left us with tons of memories and lessons that will stay with us forever. I hope you rest in peace, knowing that you have positively impacted the world around you.

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Amer Deeba published a comment .

My dear Philippe, today is a very sad day. I lost a dear friend, a mentor, a father figure and pioneer that has transformed multiple industries. Cyber security will not be where it is today if it wasn’t for your vision, resilience and the determination to do the impossible. I can’t put in words how grateful I feel to have known you and worked with you all these years. It’s been the highlight of my life and the biggest privilege that I’ll cherish for ever. No one will fill your gap and you will be missed at so many levels. May you Rest In Peace my dear and only PFC!!

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Rich B. published a comment .

Thank you PFC for the impact you had on the cyber security industry with your pioneering vision and relentless drive. Most of all, thank you for your leadership and being a passionate teacher to so many of us. I learned something every day working with you and am forever grateful. Rest In Peace, PFC.

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Jeff Huffman published a tribute .

I first my Philippe in 2001 and discovered what I great visionary he was and how much he cared about his company and his employees. He was the heart and soul of Qualys and will very sorely be missed

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Souheil Badran published a tribute .

I had the privilege of getting to know Philippe when he first launched Qualys. The industry will miss his leadership.
My sincere condolences to his family, team, and all who knew him and benefited from his wisdom.

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Shweta Aher published a tribute .

Dear Philippe. Can't believe we wont see you again in office when we go back. Very saddening. Qualys has lost a great leader with vision that brought Qualys where it is today. Thank you for giving us the opportunity to work in this company. You'll be remembered in many conversations and in all the future Qualys events. Rest in peace...

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Ambika published a tribute .

Philippe,

It was such a great opportunity to have worked in your organization under your leadership. Your work ethics, energy were unparalleled and have always had an impact on my work ethics. Condolences to your family and Qualys family.

Shine on!

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Swetha Banda published a tribute .

Philippe, my encounters with you were very few but those were profound. Your enthusiasm, commitment , contributions to the cybersecurity world and giving back to community attitude are some of the very few great qualities which many of us will look up to. You will be missed greatly!
May your beautiful soul rest in peace !

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Maria Valencia published a tribute .

Blessed to have worked for such an intelligent visionary. Our interactions were always filled with storytelling (sometimes in Spanish) and mostly you telling me a story. I’d listen with full attention as I knew there was always a message, a vision, a teaching behind it. I will always appreciate those moments. Thank you for your support and trust in me as a Qualys employee.

Que dios te tenga en su gloria.

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Amol Ubale published a tribute .

Dear Philippe - May your soul rest in peace! My heartfelt condolences.
You always came across as a father figure for Qualys, who nurtured this company from infant to a fully blossomed youth as it stands today. Your demise means a huge loss and will always leave behind that irreplaceable void. I always consider it my great privilege to have met you personally and spent however little time on a few occasions - a truly enriching and motivating experience.
You will forever live in our heart and memory .....

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Neelam published a tribute .

Phillip, may your soul rest in peace and my heart felt condolence goes to your loved ones.
Thank You for a great Organization and great culture at Qualys. Your vision and your work will always be remembered.
You will always be a great motivation for us.

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Robert Dell'immagine published a tribute .

Philippe, your visionary leadership has built Qualys into a powerhouse of unique capabilities. But more importantly, you have inspired those of us who have worked with you to always do more and always strive to improve. And then there's your mischievous smile -- that is something I will never forget. My thoughts and prayers are with your family.

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Michael Cardamone published a comment .

Your so right Robert. That smile was the greatest. Even if you were in a bad mood his smile could cheer you up.

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William Lorenzo published a tribute .

Philippe, I am so grateful for your mentoring and leadership. For the short time we overlapped, I learned a great deal from you and it was inspiring to see first-hand the impact you've had on Qualys and the cybersecurity industry at large. May you rest in peace.

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Michael Cardamone published a tribute .

Philippe,
I'm greatful for the time we spent together. Working with you and your team was one of the greatest learning experiences of my career and the most fullfilling. You are one of the greatest visionarys I've ever met and will be missed by many. My heart and prayers go out to your family.
May you rest in peace my friend.

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Michael Tungol published a tribute .

Philippe - I can't thank you enough for all that you've done for the Qualys Family and the culture you've cultivated at Qualys. My sincere condolences go out to your family and friends. You will be missed.

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Liz Vagenas published a tribute .

Truly an amazing visionary I have always respected and had the privilege meeting at a number of RSA conferences. My condolences to family and close friends.

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Etienne Pujol published a tribute .

Dear Philippe,
We've been working together since 2003 and had many discussions on French and US politics, on the merits of French laws. I specifically remember how difficult it was to have you change your mind because of French laws constraints :D
It was a true pleasure working with and for you in the context of the development of Qualys.
I'll miss you.
Etienne

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Mark Burton published a tribute .

Rest in Peace, Philippe. I am grateful for the few times we had to speak together.

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Greg Reber published a comment .

Philippe was a visionary and leader in our space. My memories of him are all good, he will be missed.

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Jie Zhang published a tribute .

Philippe:
Thank you for creating such a great Company.
It's a huge loss for our Qualys family.
May you rest In Peace.

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Grant J published a tribute .

Thanks Phillipe for the chance to work for you. You have left behind a tremendous legacy. God's speed.

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Russell Mengollo published a tribute .

Philippe...words cannot express the tremendous opportunity you have provided me. I have learned so much from how you ran our organization and investing in myself again to be a better version of myself. You helped give me the happiness that I have lost for so many years. We will miss all the guidance and help you have generously given and we will always put our best foot forward. May god bless you and your families. Thank you.

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Corey Smith published a tribute .

Philippe - thank you for all the conversations, and great discussions around vision and IT security revolutions. Your belief in the Qualys platform always reinvigorated my being here and working with our customers. You will be sorely missed for those conversations and time you always took with me. I will also miss the Philippism's and your quick wit, so yes I will quite literally go light a candle in church this week in your honor and you will be missed.

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David French published a tribute .

Philippe - You were such and inspiration and had such a profound impact on my life both personally and professionally, and to so many others who you’ve helped grow throughout your legacy at Qualys.

It was an honor to work with you and benefit from your mentorship and guidance, and I am grateful for the relationship we had developed for several years. You were tough but nurturing.  You were a father figure, an educator, and you deeply cared. The time and dedication you would take when you saw an opportunity, at any moment, to help or improve someone exemplified all of your true qualities.

Rest In Peace Philippe, you are truly one of a kind and will never be forgotten. Thank you for everything. I know your legacy will live on and continue to be the beacon of light for Qualys moving forward. To your family and closest friends, my sincere condolences and my prayers are with you all.

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Nick Dlouhy published a tribute .

My condolences to Philippe's family. I'm very sorry for your loss.

Philippe's work and the experiences I've had at Qualys have changed my life and my own family's lives for the better. I am grateful for this company and the meaning my job has provided me.

Every QSC, I looked forward to seeing and hearing Philippe speak. He was always several steps ahead; an amazing visionary. My training classes occurred in the two days prior to the conference every year, and I told everyone in my classes, "Make sure you don't miss his talk, he's on another level." The world has lost a brilliant leader.

I'm thankful to have met him.

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Caroline Tampigny published a tribute .

Philippe, I'll never forget the trust you placed in me when I met you to join Qualys and the impact you had on my career.
Thank you for everything you did for many of us.
My sincere condolences to your family and friends.

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Shobhit Bhatia published a tribute .

Very rarely we get a chance to work directly with such an amazing leader and a great visionary. I considering myself fortunate and honored that I was able to. It’s an immense loss for Qualys and the industry and its extremely hard to accept that you won’t be around anymore.

Philippe - Thank you for everything you did and for the impact you made to everyone who had an opportunity to know you. I hope you rest in peace and my deepest condolences to the family and friends.

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Monali Bhide published a tribute .

Philippe, you were a great visionary and a true leader. You will always be remembered at Qualys and cybersecurity world. My sincere condolences to the family and friends.
Thank you. Rest in peace Philippe. We will miss you.

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Ronald Schalk published a tribute .

Everybody my heart felt condolences, my best wishes to family & friends. Philippe, thanks for creating a great company and always trying to teach people and being an inspiration to all.

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Dirk Von Borcke published a tribute .

Unfortunately I have never met you in person, but I saw your impact and vision for the company. My thought and prayers are with your family

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Francesco A. published a tribute .

Sit tibi terra levis.

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Dhiresh Mundada published a tribute .

Om Shanti. My heartfelt condolences to the family and friends.

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Abhijit published a tribute .

I didnt get an opportunity to meet you but have heard amazing stories about you. Its a great loss to Qualys and the community. May your heart and soul find peace and comfort. My heartfelt condolences to your family. Our hearts go out to you in your time of sorrow.

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Sergio Pedroche published a tribute .

I had not the pleasure to meet you personally but everyone knows you were a very special man. My sincere condolences to the family and may your soul rest in peace.

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Mayuri Rathore published a tribute .

Philippe, I was fortunate enough to hear you live twice, i can only say world has lost a great visionary and biggest leader. May your soul rest in Peace. My heartfelt condolences to the family and friends.

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Maitreyee Mitra Syal published a tribute .

Dear Philippe, although we never met, you inspired me in many ways, in the short conversation we had when I joined the company. You are a visionary and there are great things to be learnt from your life. You will live on in the spirit of Qualys! May your soul rest in peace.

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Pavel Sotnikov published a tribute .

Dear Philippe,
thank you for everything: for believing in me, for your kindness, for your toughness, for mentoring and guiding, for your incredible attitude, for your vision, for your humor.
It was an incredible honor to work with you during the last years and I am enourmously grateful for the lessons I learned from you.
My condolences to your family.
Rest in peace, Philippe.

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Raghav published a tribute .

Dear Philippe,
Thank you for building a wonderful company called Qualys and letting so many of us to be a part of it. You have been an inspiration for us. Your leadership and vision for the company and the cyber security world will be thoroughly missed. My heartfelt condolences to your family. May God bless your soul and Rest In Peace.

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Charlie Mcalpin published a tribute .

What can I say, sleep well and sleep true. Vicisti vidistis accessistis. There were so many conversations on so many subjects that I wished we could have had and I am sad that those conversations will never play out. Thank you for believing in me and for your guidance I’m sorry that it was not for long enough. Rest in peace.

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Aparna Hinge published a comment .

Philippe you were a great leader and true inspiration in cybersecurity industry!! You will be missed! Rest in peace! condolences to the Family and Friends.

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Prakash Somwanshi published a comment .

Philippe, I didn't see you personally but seen your's stories, interview, and every time I was inspired by that. my condolences and prayers to your family.
RIP

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Sujit Kothavale published a tribute .

An eye of an eagle, heart of tiger... Always fascinated by the level of details you paid attention to from 1000 feet height. No fear whatsoever to take bold decisions. Really inspiring life, RIP

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Eddie L published a tribute .

You were not known to me for long but in a few words I was inspired, rest in peace.

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Michael Mrak published a comment .

I have been able to see several inspiring keynotes by Philippe Courtot. I did not know him personally, but his visions were very inspiring for me. RIP

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Prasad C published a tribute .

My heartfelt salutes to the great visionary and thought leader, you are dear Philippe Courtot. I had been through some of your talks and had heard many mention the way you envisaged and strategized the vision of building cloud based security solutions. I am sure you will be remembered every time someone thinks about cloud and security context. May your soul rest in piece!

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Sumeet Shinde published a tribute .

You will always be remembered and cherished, your visions will always motivate and guide us, may your soul rest in peace and god gives us strength in these tough times.

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Vipul Mogre published a tribute .

May you soul rest in Peace Philippe. I recently joined but was very glad to see you on my first day during induction. You were a very positive spirit. It is very sad to hear the news. With all your greatness, you will be always remembered and loved.

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Al Quimson published a tribute .

My heart breaks hearing you passed. The industry has lost a Titan leader and visionary.

Philippe’s passion as a leader, technologist, and being the best was modeled daily.  He was the hardest working person in the room or office. No task was beneath him and he always made time for people.

On occasion while in his office I would ask him, “why are you still doing the daily grind? To which he replied, “the painting is not finished”. He modeled what it meant to be dedicated to your profession and craft. He was bold to share his vision even when others couldn’t see it yet.

He not only inspired and rooted for me as my mentor, but we also built a friendship that I will always hang on to. He Inspired me to be better than what I thought I could become.

For the trust he placed in me many years ago I am forever grateful.  The guidance and wisdom he bestowed onto me has shaped me to the professional I am today. May your family find peace and solace during this difficult time. I will truly miss you, your wisdom, and your guidance.

Al

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Matt Palmer published a tribute .

Philippe was the toughest person I ever worked work for. I never learned so much in one year that that year working for Philippe . When I have a rough day, as an entrepreneur, the one old email I read is from Philippe stating how proud he is at how far I had come and how much he believed in me, and how pleases he was to see success of my company. That email came out of the blue 15 years after he fired me. My thoughts and prayers are with your family. . Little did he know that our weekly Outlook meeting and quarterly Dash meeting were fashioned by him. PFC - you make people who knew you better. Rest In Peace

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Melissa Fisher published a tribute .

Philippe, you built an amazing company and assembled a great team. It was an honor to work with you, the talented team and Board of Directors. My thoughts and prayers for your family.

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Andy Smith published a tribute .

Truly an industry visionary. In the short time I knew Philippe I clearly learned the customer first culture he built at Qualys and it survives today. Philippe's legacy lives on in the company he lead for 20 years.

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Tina published a tribute .

Phillippe, you built such a wonderful company and contributed so much to this world. May your soul rest easy, as you deserve after a life of dedication and helping ensure the world continues to turn. Thank you for all you've done.

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Clement Rabourdin published a tribute .

Philippe, thank you for everything.
Thank you for the impact you had on me and my career.
Thank you for everything you taught me.
Thank you for the vision in which you registered Qualys.
I will remember every lesson you taught me (I know that's a lot to remember...).
I will remember your ironic humour and the sparkle in your eyes during those moments.
I will remember the delicacy of your mind and sometimes the hardness of your words (but always to make us surpass ourselves).
You finally rest... in peace, as you are in our hearts.

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Animesh Jain published a tribute .

Philippe you were a great leader and visionary, and will always be an inspiration for us. You will be missed, May your soul rest in peace and my sincere condolences and prayers to your family

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Florence Da Silva published a tribute .

Philippe, we will so miss you all... Already 20 years working for you, with your support... You always were attentive and available for me, a great man, I'll never forget you. You are the soul of Qualys.
My condolences to your family.

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Margo Connell published a tribute .

Philippe,
My prayers go out to your family. It goes without saying, that I wouldn't be where I am today, if it weren't for you. For all the times you asked me if I was going to light a candle, tonight I light one for you.

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Craig published a tribute .

Phillippe, We were proud to have you as our Leader. Thank you for making Qualys a great company. May your soul rest in peace.

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Muzammil Shaikh published a tribute .

Philippe,
You had a remarkable journey.
I hope that our Lord brings you and your family much-needed peace during this sad time.
My condolences to you and your family.

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Anne Lenoir published a tribute .

Philippe has changed the lives of many of us, giving a chance to non-typical profiles. I remember meeting him at my very last interview, he trusted me and told me: "You don't know how to do this, do you? So what, you're going to learn, right?".
Thank you Philippe. I am convinced that there are many of us around the world who would not be where we are today in their careers if we had not crossed paths with you. We will miss your erudition and your vision.

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Vinod Raote published a tribute .

Philippe, we have lost a visionary and a true leader. I have seen your interviews, read your stories, and always felt inspired. Glad that I was able to see you once in person. You are an inspiration to all. My sincere condolences to your family and friends. May your soul rest in peace!

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Alfred Chow published a tribute .

Philippe, You were a visionary and a strong leader that never seemed to rest. You will be truly missed. I wish you peace in this next part of your journey.

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Peter Liu published a tribute .

Philippe, you are an amazing and inspiring person. I will never forget not just your leadership, but also your friendship and making me feel like such a valued part of Qualys. Thank you.

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Sagar Chougale published a tribute .

You were the most amazing person and light of #Qualys.
We won’t forget you. Rest in peace..

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Datta_Vanare published a tribute .

We won’t forget you. You will always be an inspiration. Rest in peace

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Valdas Bycenkovas published a tribute .

Rest in Peace, Philippe. I learned a lot from You. Thank You and goodbye.
Sincere condolences to friends and family.

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Athanassios published a tribute .

May your soul rest in peace! I will always be thankful for the opportunity you gave me to be part of your Qualys family. My sincere condolences to your family and your closest ones.

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Kavita Singh published a tribute .

You will always be an inspiration, sir. RIP

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Vanaja Kesary published a tribute .

Philippe, you will be greatly missed. You led by example and left an everlasting impression. Your vision, clarity in mind and commitment to execute was beyond admiration. Any discussion with you always left me wonder-struck. We all looked upto you and grew under your leadership. Thank you for shaping this company and us.

Father of Qualys Family - we will deeply miss you. Rest in peace. My sincere condolences to your family.

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Guy Fouchet published a tribute .

Dear Philippe,
I have been knowing you for more than 50 years and I followed your brilliant career since the beginning.
I was always impressed by your visionary capacity and your strong personality which made you a leader.
Despite the distance, you maintained a strong relationship with me and my family.
We are proud to have been your Friends.
We will miss you.

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Sumedh Thakar published a tribute .

Philippe you will be sorely missed. Not just me, your family and by the Qualys family but also by the security industry that admired your visionary leadership. The big hole your larger than life personality has left behind will always be a reminder to us of your amazing leadership. I hope your soul rests in peace. We will continue on the vision and path set by you. Thank you for everything you have done. Your mentorship meant a lot to me. I will miss you.

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Feroz Shaikh published a comment .

Philippe, you will be missed. Your contributions to the industry and Qualys will always be admired. You were truly a great leader and an ideal for many of us. My condolences to your family and loved ones.

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Shivaraju Thamaiah published a comment .

Philippe, Ever smiling face will be missed in Qualys. You were great visionary and THE true leader. My condolences to your family and loved ones. Rest In Peace.

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Allan Peters published a comment .

Philippe, you are an icon of our industry. A visionary and innovator who stayed focused on the customer and determined in your beliefs. It is a privilege to be part of Qualys and continue your focus on the customer. May your rest be peaceful, our prayers for your loved ones and a toast to your life.

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Hadi Jaafarawi published a comment .

Philippe, my heart is really aching the moment I came to know of your passing. I recall the last time I had the pleasure of hearing your voice, you told "Hadi, everything is going to be fine".
I will really miss our conversations, phone calls and your advice. You have been my mentor and inspiration to be the best version of myself, always charge forward and focused.
You have built a great innovative and transformative company that we are all proud to be part of and we will continue to follow on your vision, make a difference and bring true value to our customers and partners. So, everything is going to be fine, Philippe. May your Soul Rest in Peace.

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Calvin Lam published a tribute .

I’m sadden to hear about your passing. You have been a great mentor and leader. Thanks for all that you have done. My sincere sympathy to your family and love ones.

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Fadi Bouzommita published a comment .

My sincere condolences to your family and to Qualys. Rip Philippe

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Prashant Gavate published a tribute .

I pray that God rest his soul in peace!!

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Saikat Paul published a tribute .

Philippe, you were a great inspiration and always left me amazed at the energy and passion you showed for the business! Qualys and the cyber security industry has lost a great visionary.

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Manish Prasad published a tribute .

My heartfelt sympathy for this unfortunate event. Sad to hear the passing of a great visionary and a true leader. I pray that God rest his soul in peace!!

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Emilio Turani published a tribute .

" A man never dies if there is someone who remembers him" . I have had the privilege to work for you and learn day by day, since the day you hired me and we had a lunch together , in Paris, on Jan 2015. R.I.P and thanks for your guide and inspiration.

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Giorgio published a tribute .

The world has lost one of its top visionaries and leaders. Philippe, you will continue living through your incredible achievements. Repose en paix.

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Marco published a tribute .

Philippe, thank you for the remarkable impact you had on my professional life, and for the lessons I learned from you.
May your soul rest in eternal peace and the memory of your presence among us last forever.

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Malik Binbek published a tribute .

Philippe, thank you for being you, and bringing out the best in all of us. My condolences to your family, you will be sorely missed by us all.

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Subhash published a comment .

Today, We loss a great soul and leader.It is my pleasure to be a part of Qualys.My condolences to your family and loved ones. RIP

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Prachi Nayak published a tribute .

Philippe you were a true leader and great innovator of our industry. It was my privilege to be part of Qualys and work under your guidance. My condolences and prayers to your family, Qualys family and friends. Rest In Peace.

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Sandeep Jain published a tribute .

Philippe, our brief conversations and partner meetings , always had me thinking about the way you would offer solution, suggestion and guidance , left a great impression. You will be missed

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Deb J published a tribute .

Philippe: The trust that You put in us, gave us not just opportunity but also confidence to go beyond our best of capabilities. Since you fell sick there is not one day I have not prayed about you. Woke up every morning expecting you may have responded to my messages.

We were our pride and source of inspiration and you will be missed for long. You were fearless and an example of strength and fighting spirit.

We will all miss you in many aspects of our lives. You had such an impact on my growth at Qualys. Like all old timers at Qualys, I am glad I was also a part of your efforts at Qualys and I promise I will take care of the brand you created until I am here and beyond.

I remember in one of meetings I asked you about your "premonition of Cloud and SaaS bei g the new normal 25 yrs ago" and your examination of what led to this vision. I also remember asking you about "Why continue to work when you have accomplished a lot already" and your response was " Picasso never retired too and how it's meaningless to call it retirement when your work is your hobby"

I enquired about you a few days ago as I was sure you would still following and guiding us with all that we do.

You will truly be missed and words can't describe the vacuum this creates in the lives of many of us.

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Tom Cline published a tribute .

Philippe you were a rock not only to myself but our amazing industry. Your leadership and mentorship will be measured for decades to come. I was honored to not only work for you, but also work with you. You were a great friend,mentor, leader and fatherly figure. You will be missed and I will continue to honor your memory through my work and servitude. Thank you dear Philippe. To the Courtot and Qualys family my sincere condolences and well wishes during this time and beyond.

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Bruce Posey published a tribute .

Philippe: You were a true force of nature, exhibiting no limit to your capabilities. Your boundless energy and intellect fully encouraged those around you to exceed the expectations they had of themselves. Thank you for the opportunity to work closely with you, on behalf of Qualys’s employees, stakeholders and shareholders. It was my privilege to work with you, and you will be greatly missed.

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Ryan Ty published a tribute .

Life changer. Thank you Philippe for letting me become part of the Qualys family, for the trust and leadership, and for the laughs. Extremely sad about this but we will keep the fire burning! You will be greatly missed. Rest in Peace.

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Mike Poulos published a tribute .

Philippe: thank you for the mentorship over the years. I greatly enjoyed working for and with you. Your work ethic and unwavering devotion to the customer was unmatched.

My condolences to your family and loved ones. Rest In Peace.

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Karun Malik published a tribute .

Thank you Philippe for everything, I miss our daily conversations . Strength and prayers to your family and we will carry forward your vision . You will be missed . Rest In Peace .

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Ken Trant published a tribute .

I remember in the early 2000's when he'd walk around the floor in the evenings and touch base with the director's and managers. Interesting discussions about politics, global warming, and business issues.
I didn't always agree with his conclusions, well except for business of course, but I always learned something.

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Balaji Venkatesan published a tribute .

Phillipe you were a great leader and a true visionary. It's a huge loss for our Qualys family and the security industry. May your soul rest in peace and the almighty give strength to your family to bear this loss. You will be missed. RIP

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Tami Casey published a tribute .

One of the biggest highlights of my career has been the pleasure of working with you, Philippe. I learned so much from you over the past two years; I only wish we had more time. You had faith in me and always pushed me to do my best work, and I will be forever grateful. You have also left a big hole in my heart. It's hard to imagine Qualys without you. But then again, you had such a larger-than-life presence that you and Qualys will be forever linked. Thank you for building such a wonderful company. My heart goes out to your family - rest in peace Philippe!

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Allan Peters published a tribute .

Philippe, you are an icon of our industry. A visionary and innovator who stayed focused on the customer and determined to follow his beliefs. It is a privilege to be part of Qualys and continue your focus on the customer. May your rest be peaceful, our prayers for your loved ones and a toast to your life.

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