Qualys: Identify, Prioritize, and Remediate

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Philippe Courtot, Chairman and CEO, QualysPhilippe Courtot, Chairman and CEO As security threats continue to rise and regulatory compliance mandates grow, organizations face two crucial questions:

1. Are we secure from malicious threats and hackers?

2. Can we demonstrate regulatory compliance?

The challenge is that security has become an issue of scale. Networks and applications are expanding and as a result vulnerabilities are proliferating. Malicious threats aimed at systems have been intensified by the sheer number of attackers, automated attack tools, and motivation. The result is an exponential growth in security risks along with a flood of new regulations. Current defenses are inadequate while firewalls, SSL encryption and antivirus once worked as the primary layers of defense it’s no longer true. As new attack techniques proliferate and IT systems grow in numbers and complexity, enterprise security tools are often point solutions that are not fully integrated to mitigate risk and manage regulatory compliance effectively. Enter Qualys, founded in 1999; it provides organizations a unified view of its IT security and compliance posture on demand and from any web browser. The Qualys guard cloud platform enables clients to fully automate the full spectrum of auditing, compliance and protection of IT systems and web applications.

One Platform. One Agent. One View.

The Qualys guard suite of integrated solutions now includes vulnerability management policy compliance, PCI compliance, and web application scanning, malware detection service, website security testing service and a Web Application Firewall, all available on demand from the cloud. Qualys is a pioneer and leader in security and compliance solutions delivered via the cloud. The Qualys guard cloud platform serves organizations of all sizes and is multi-tenant extensible, highly available and scales for global reach. The fact that Qualys applications are delivered as Software-as-a-service is a crucial differentiator. It makes Qualys’ offerings easy to deploy, easy to use and easy to be put to work immediately.

The revolutionary architecture - Qualys Cloud Platform

Digital transformation has created an explosion of new technology and opportunities that has left gaping security holes in its wake. IT pros face a daily struggle to stay ahead of the chaos and today’s mixed bag of current IT security and compliance tools now create more problems than they solve. IT security is at a crossroads, making it impossible to succeed in this hyper connected world, where everything is linked to everything. One must know in real time what devices are on the network, ascertain the security and compliance posture of every device and then take immediate remediation action on any device and respond to threats when necessary.

We have sensors that we put inside your network, so we then can view what you have on the network and then report that back to you

Built from the ground up for today’s digital transformation the Qualys cloud platform is a quantum leap in enterprise security.

A single platform that constantly monitors every asset on your network, whether it’s a personal phone, test server container, public cloud instance, decommissioned laptop or Wi-Fi connected toothbrush, Qualys finds, categorizes and normalizes all known and unknown assets. It then syncs them with client’s Configuration management database (CMDBS) and alerts them to any changes made providing a single source of truth. Qualys is always ON, gathering data from remotely deployed self-updating sensors, to bring this immense data set into one centrally managed cloud platform that provides continuous visibility into the global hybrid IT and distributed environment. “We have sensors that we put inside your network, so we can view what you have on the network and then report that back to you,” says Philippe Courtot, Chairman and CEO, Qualys. That wealth of data is constantly being indexed, enriched, and assessed for critical issues from vulnerabilities to threats to compromises to zero days. The Qualys cloud platform automatically sends customizable alerts ranking the most critical issues for prioritized response and immediate action. And because every bit of security data is indexed for easy search the Qualys search engine makes things such as fact-finding, deploying patches, or quarantining assets instant.

It is called 2 second visibility, and unlike any other solution, Qualys consolidates client’s IT security and compliance into one integrated platform with customizable dynamic dashboards to keep their teams and systems constantly in sync. By doing so it provides unprecedented visibility into the IT security drastically, reducing both response times and costs. And with over 20 natively integrated Qualys cloud apps, extending the global IT security and compliance program is as easy as checking a box. Delivered as a public or private cloud, Qualys is an out-of-the-box solution that centrally managed and self-updating.

Qualys Consulting Edition

“Consultants, consulting organizations and managed service providers have been asking us to provide our unique cloud platform and integrated suite of applications in a way that helps them scale their services cost-effectively and provide their customers with a more comprehensive solution, allowing them from a single platform to perform security assessments across on-premises environments, endpoints, and clouds,” says Courtot.
“This is what Qualys Consulting Edition does, and we are proud to bring such a groundbreaking offering to the market, as it brings consultants a modern cloud platform so they can better support clients across their new hybrid infrastructure and cloud applications.”

Qualys provides two groundbreaking services CertView and CloudView to help organizations gain visibility of their Digital Certificates and Cloud Assets. Harnessing the power and scalability of the Qualys Cloud Platform, CertView and CloudView provide organizations of all sizes visibility at scale to track and monitor all their digital certificates and cloud assets. “Securing the digital transformation starts with visibility of hybrid IT environments and the ability to react immediately with accuracy to threats on the new attack surface,” states Courtot. CertView helps customers inventory and assess certificates and underlying SSL/TLS configurations and vulnerabilities across external-facing assets to prevent downtime and outages, and to mitigate risks associated with expired or vulnerable SSL/TLS certificates and configurations. CloudView delivers customers topological visibility and insight about the security and compliance posture of their public cloud infrastructure for major providers including Amazon Web Services (AWS), Microsoft Azure and Google Cloud.

"Securing the digital transformation starts with visibility of hybrid IT environments and the ability to react immediately with accuracy to threats on the new attack surface"

Leading the industry for 20+ years with a fresh approach to security, Qualys’ with IT security is safer, simpler, and more cost effective. In an instance, McDonald’s France, a subsidiary of McDonald’s Corp., needed a way to automate its vulnerability assessments to make certain they are in continuous compliance with internal security polices, as well as such regulations as Sarbanes-Oxley and the Payment Card Industry Data Security Standard. To this end, McDonald’s France turned to Qualys’ on demand Web service appliance to automatically identify and more effectively mitigate system vulnerabilities and misconfigurations. Thus, Qualys enabled the company to streamline control of its entire vulnerability management life cycle—asset discovery, vulnerability assessment, security fix tracking— and meet federal and internal policy regulations.

Drawing on as one of the first SaaS security companies, Qualys has established strategic partnerships with leading managed service providers and consulting organizations including Accenture, BT, Cognizant Technology Solutions, Deutsche Telekom, Fujitsu, HCL Technologies, HP Enterprise, IBM, Infosys, NTT, Optiv, SecureWorks, Tata Communications, Verizon and Wipro. With more than 19,000 global businesses in more than 130 countries relying on Qualys to underpin digital transformation for greater agility, better business outcomes, and substantial cost savings. Qualys is perfectly positioned to offer instant visibility and control of all the global IT assets at infinite scale!
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Company
Qualys

Headquarters
Foster City, CA

Management
Philippe Courtot, Chairman and CEO

Description
Qualys provides organizations a unified view of its IT security and compliance posture on demand and from any web browser. The Qualys guard cloud platform enables clients to fully automate the full spectrum of auditing, compliance and protection of IT systems and web applications. Also, Qualys provides two groundbreaking services CertView and CloudView to help organizations gain visibility of their Digital Certificates and Cloud Assets.