Cybersecurity operators need risk awareness to prioritize the alerts, incidents, and threats bombarding our teams. Many SIEM / XDR solutions deliver data and expect us to make sense of it. True telemetry is more than data. Providing meaningful context and actionable insights is the ultimate goal. Next-gen tech like Qualys gives us insights faster.John Ayers Vice President of Advanced Detection at Optiv
Too often XDR and SIEM solutions are difficult to implement, rely on complex integrations, and place undue burdens on the SOC. Understanding the enterprise’s risk posture, so crucial in security operations, is rarely a native capability of most solutions, and instead is bolted on as an afterthought. The same holds true for asset criticality when trying to analyze the potential business impact of threats, vulnerabilities, and exploits.
Qualys Context XDR solves these challenges by providing a risk focused, single pane of glass for enterprise-wide threat detection and incident response. This provides visibility, contextual priority, and meaningful insights about the assets that allow teams to quickly make the most impactful decisions for enhanced protection.
Qualys Context XDR leverages the same lightweight Qualys Cloud Agent used by other Qualys solutions like EDR, VMDR, CSAM, and FIM. It ingests real-time telemetry into the highly scalable Qualys Cloud Data Lake which is then analyzed to produce actionable alerts.
Traditional XDR/SIEMs lack native tools for tracking open vulnerabilities, misconfigurations and missing patches and instead rely on externally bolted on data of questionable age and accuracy. Asset criticality is either manually assigned or added as a bolt-on. Qualys Context XDR leverages the Qualys Cloud Platform and continuously assesses endpoint risk for exploits available in the wild, as well as exploitable security misconfigurations. Asset criticality is assigned dynamically based on real time asset status to ensure responders can properly prioritize response where it matters most.
Provides continuous detection of vulnerabilities and automatically prioritizes them based on their threat indicators, such as zero days, high data loss, lateral movements, available exploits, malware family mapping, and more.
Real time asset criticality is assigned based on current status that evolves with the enterprise. Your enterprise is dynamic, shouldn’t your tools reflect that?
Continuous assessment of misconfigurations provides visibility into weak security hygiene areas.
Discover and monitor endpoints with missing patches, end-of-life or unauthorized software for malicious behavior.
The MITRE Enterprise Adversarial Tactics, Techniques and Common Knowledge (ATT&CK) framework is a curated knowledge base and a model for cyber-adversary behavior that reflects the various phases of the attack lifecycle, and the platforms attackers are known to target.
Qualys Context XDR provides in-house researched detections and enrichments from other Qualys apps as well as native integration of threat intelligence feeds from leading third-party sources.
Out-of-the-box MITRE driven signals track advisory behavior in your environment on a continuous basis, such as highlighting OS credential dumping attacks that have occurred in last 24 hours.
Includes a comprehensive library of in-house researched detections based on MITRE techniques for malicious behavior mapping, threat hunting and threat intelligence.
Through native integration with Qualys EDR, malicious attack path visualization is provided through process tree graphs, providing valuable insights into process details, scoring and other enrichments. Remediation actions such as killing processes and quarantining or deleting files are provided through this same intuitive interface.
In addition to threat hunting, PCI, SOX, and other compliance frameworks require organizations to maintain historical logs for critical systems. The Qualys Cloud Data Lake, which can expand to any size or retention required, is the perfect complement to customers using Qualys Policy Compliance, File Integrity Monitoring modules and PCI scanning services.
Quickly search historical records for newly discovered indicators of attack to determine the organization’s exposure to previously unknown stealth attacks.
Provide unified audit reports from Qualys’ unified single cloud console for regular PCI, SOX and other compliance audits including benchmark audit results, vulnerability management history, file integrity monitoring and monitored critical logs.