A single agent for real-time, global visibility and response.
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 continuously collect data from across your entire infrastructure, and consolidate it in the Qualys Cloud Platform for you to view. Cloud Agents also allow you to quickly respond to issues. Whether it’s killing processes, quarantining files or endpoints, patching vulnerabilities, removing exploits, fixing misconfigurations or uninstalling software, our singular agent can do it all.
Qualys Gateway Service lets your organization utilize Cloud Agents in secured environments. It securely extends the power of Qualys Cloud Platform into highly locked-down data centers, industrial networks, OT environments, and anywhere direct Internet access is restricted. It does this through virtual appliances managed from the Qualys Cloud Platform.
Together, Qualys Cloud Agent and Qualys Gateway Service provide an easily optimized, bandwidth-efficient platform. Qualys QGS eliminates the cost and complexity of having to deploy, manage, maintain, and secure third-party proxies and web gateways for Cloud Agent installations at scale. It also creates a local cache for downloaded content from Cloud Agents such as manifests, updates, etc., and when used with Qualys Patch Management, stores patches.
Knowing what’s on your global hybrid-IT environment is fundamental to security. Qualys Cloud Agents are the workhorse behind our Global IT Asset Inventory solution. They continuously monitor assets for real-time, detailed information that’s constantly transmitted to the Qualys Cloud Platform for analysis.
Installed Cloud Agents provide the ability to determine the security and compliance posture of each asset
Continuously monitor assets for the expired licensees, out-of-date operating systems, application versions, expired or soon to be expired certificates, and more
Cloud Agents keep your inventory always up to date even when assets are offline
Know the location of your devices and when they access or leave the network
Asset Inventory Cloud Agents are Free!
The Qualys Cloud Agent brings additional, real-time monitoring and response capabilities to the vulnerability management lifecycle.
Get 100% coverage of your installed infrastructure
Eliminate scanning windows
Continuously monitor assets for the latest operating system, application, and certificate vulnerabilities
Track critical patches that are missing on each device and deploy patches in real time
Requires no credential management or complex firewall profiles
Cloud Agents transform Qualys Policy Compliance by collecting real-time data and extending coverage to endpoints, which until now, could not be assessed by traditional network scanning solutions.
Evaluate in real time all relevant assets against standards and benchmarks such as PCI DSS, CIS, ISO, HIPAA, and more
Log and track unauthorized changes to files across global IT systems – in real time
Automatically maintain up-to-date data without credential management or complex firewall remote access
Qualys Cloud Agents continuously collect and stream multi-vector endpoint data to the Qualys Cloud Platform where the data is correlated, enriched, and prioritized. This provides security professionals the intelligent context they need to quickly and effectively respond to threats.
Cloud Agents provide immediate access to endpoints for quick response
Kill processes, quarantine files, uninstall compromised applications, remove exploits, and fix misconfigurations – the Cloud Agent can do it all!
The Cloud Agent architecture greatly simplifies asset discovery and tracking as well as security and compliance monitoring in containers and highly dynamic cloud environments – like Amazon EC2, Microsoft Azure, Google Cloud Platform, and Oracle Cloud Infrastructure.
Embed Qualys Cloud Agents into the master images of your cloud servers
Cloud Agents automatically register, self-update, and track new instances created from the master images
Cloud Agents eliminate the need for separate discovery mechanisms
Continuous scanning with Cloud Agents removes the need to constantly spawn scanners for new instances
Cloud Agents keep your information always up to date even when 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.