Qualys Container Security (CS)
Discover, track and continuously secure containers – from build to runtime
Qualys Container Security provides centralized, continuous discovery and tracking for containers and images. Deploy Qualys’ new native container sensor as a ‘side-car’ container on the docker hosts across build, registry, or active deployments located on-premises or clouds.
Provide users a quick overview of inventory via pre-built dashboards, and personalize or build your own with custom widgets.
Get a comprehensive topographic information of the container environments: images, registries, associated containers (active and dormant), and hosts.
View comprehensive metadata for every image, including labels, tags, installed software, layers, and the association information.
View comprehensive metadata for every container, including environment variables used during deployment, services, users, network information, exposed ports, privileged status, and association information to other containers built off the same parent image, in addition to the host or pod they are on.
Use filters for quick lookup based on all the attributes, save searches, and download search results in various formats such as CSV and PDF.
Qualys CS provides comprehensive coverage and high-accuracy vulnerability scanning of images that allows security analysts to rapidly analyze the real threats and focus on remediation rather than wasting time clearing false positives, which are prevalent in results from other container scanning products.
Get comprehensive coverage, from standard Linux OS distributions to container-centric OSes (like CoreOS and Alpine), applications (like NGINX, PostgreSQL, MySQL, Redis, and MongoDB), and programming languages (like Python, NodeJS, RubyGems, GoLang, and Java).
Run vulnerability scans on images and running containers, and obtain detailed reports of vulnerable software with patchable version information.
Identify the composition of the image using layer details gathered by Qualys CS.
Qualys CS features a vulnerability analysis plugin for CI/CD tool Jenkins and soon for other CI/CD tools, including Bamboo, TeamCity, and CircleCI. You can download the plugins directly from within the container security module. With Qualys CS, security teams can participate in the DevOps process to gate vulnerable images entering the system while developers get actionable data to remediate vulnerabilities.
Configure policies for preventing vulnerable images from entering the repositories. Set policies based on criteria such as vulnerability severity and specific QIDs.
Review from within the plugin a summary of the build with its vulnerabilities, information on patchable software and fixed versions, and image layers where it is present.
Container infrastructure is immutable, meaning containers must be identical to the images they are baked from. With Qualys CS, you can detect containers that break this immutable behavior and understand if unapproved executions and malicious events are happening in the running containers.
Detect drifting containers by vulnerabilities, software packages, and configuration.
Get a complete understanding of the anomaly via a granular classification of rogue vulnerabilities and software packages.
Containers must be identical to the images they are generated from. When containers deviate from their parent images, it can be a sign that they have security or compliance flaws, creating a risk for your organization. With Qualys CS’ add-on Container Runtime Security (CRS) feature, you can monitor, allow or block behaviors inside running containers based on pre-defined policies.
Easily add lightweight security instrumentation to your container images in your build pipeline with policies to govern their runtime behavior around file access, network communications, and process activity
Get complete visibility into running containers through continuous collection of data about their file access, network communications, and process activity
Choose to monitor, allow or block specific container behavior based on policies. Policies can be created from scratch, chosen from the built-in policy library, or generated automatically from learned container behaviors
Dynamically update the policies applied to a running container without having to restart it
Get alerted instantly about runtime containers that violate security and compliance policies
See container runtime policy events and behavioral events on your Qualys dashboard and drill down for details
Protect running containers everywhere – on-premises, in private clouds, or in container-as-a-service (CaaS) public clouds
Qualys has developed a native sensor available as an image for Docker-based containers, which is deployed as a ‘side-car’ unprivileged container on Docker hosts.
Container Sensor supports Docker containers running on Linux and is deployable across Kubernetes, Docker Swarm, and other orchestration environments.
You can generate daemon sets for Kubernetes and download sample templates for Docker Swarm and other orchestration environments.
Container Sensor is self-updating and can be configured to communicate over proxies.