A single agent for real-time, global visibility and response.
Over 85 million Cloud Agents actively deployed across the globe
Qualys 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
Qualys 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. Qualys Cloud Agents continuously collect data from across your entire infrastructure and consolidate it in the Qualys Cloud Platform for you to view. Our Cloud Agents also allow you to respond to issues quickly. 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 Qualys 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 deploying, managing, maintaining, and securing third-party proxies and web gateways for cloud agent installations at scale. It also creates a local cache for downloaded content from Qualys Cloud Agents such as manifests, updates, etc., and stores patches when used with Qualys Patch Management.
Knowing what’s on your global hybrid-IT environment is fundamental to security. Qualys Cloud Agents are the workhorse behind our Global AssetView (GAV) 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
Improved Total Cost of Ownership (TCO) due to easier agent deployments and reduced maintenance
Improved flexibility and reduced overhead as the Qualys Cloud agent can perform both vulnerability and patch management functions
Cloud agents improve overall policy compliance efforts by providing the ability to perform configuration checks on endpoint systems, which is extremely difficult to do using traditional network scanning solutions.Qualys Cloud Agents are lightweight
Continuously evaluate in real-time all relevant asset security misconfigurations against standards and benchmarks such as PCI DSS, CIS, ISO, HIPAA, and more
Continuously log and track unauthorized changes to files across global IT systems
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 with the intelligent context they need to respond to threats quickly and effectively.
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, tracking, and compliance monitoring in containers and highly dynamic cloud environments like Amazon Web Services (AWS), 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
Qualys Cloud Agents provide up-to-date cloud service provider (AWS, GCP, Azure) metadata
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 integrating your data with third-party tools easy. Some of the third-party products that have Qualys integrations are the following: