Our lightweight scanner that enables 2-second global visibility.
Cloud Agent revealed that a tiny fraction of our desktops accounted for around 50 percent of our critical vulnerabilities—enabling us to obtain a dramatic improvement in our overall security posture for relatively little effort.Eddie Dynes Information Security and Compliance Manager at London Gatwick Airport
Cloud Agents work where it’s not possible or practical to do network scanning. They’re our preferred method for assets like dynamic IP client machines, remote/roaming users, static and ephemeral cloud instances, and systems sensitive to external scanning. Cloud Agents collect data from across your entire infrastructure, and consolidate it in the Qualys Cloud Platform for you to view.
Qualys Cloud Agents bring additional, continuous monitoring capabilities to our Vulnerability Management tools. This eliminates the need for establishing scanning windows or integrations with credential vaults for systems, as well as the need to actually know where a particular asset resides.
Get 100% coverage of your installed infrastructure
Continuously monitor assets for the latest Operating System, Application, and Certificate vulnerabilities
Track missing critical patches on each device in real time
No credential management or complex firewall profiles needed—only requires outbound encrypted communications over a single port to the Qualys Cloud Platform
Combine network scans with Cloud Agents for devices where it is not practical to install agents—firewalls, routers, etc.
The Cloud Agent turns the Qualys Policy Compliance offering into a real-time solution and extends it to endpoints, which until now could not be assessed by traditional network scanning solutions.
Continuously evaluate all relevant assets against standards and benchmarks such as PCI DSS, CIS, ISO, HIPAA, and more
Data is always up to date and requires no credential management or complex remote access through a firewall.
Qualys Cloud Agent architecture greatly simplifies asset discovery and tracking as well as security and compliance monitoring in highly dynamic cloud environment like Amazon EC2 and Microsoft Azure since it gives customers the ability to embed the agent into the master images of their cloud servers.
Embed Cloud Agents in the master images of your cloud servers
Cloud Agents automatically register and track new instances created from the master image
No need to implement separate discovery mechanisms
No need to build automation to spawn new scanners for new instances
Information is always up to date even if virtual workloads are offline
All the data collected by the Qualys Cloud Agent installed in an IT environment resides within the Qualys Cloud Platform. Qualys’ extensive and easy-to-use XML API makes it easy to integrate your data with third-party tools.
Qualys Cloud Agent Gateway (CAG) Service lets your organization extend its Cloud Agent deployments into secured environments like highly locked down data centers and industrial networks where direct Internet access is restricted. Qualys CAG is a virtual appliance that is managed from the Qualys Cloud Platform.