New QualysGuard Integration Allows Customers to Manage Privileged Accounts Across IT Environments While Enabling Remote Access for More Detailed Scans
Redwood City, Calif. and Newton, Mass. - October 4, 2010 - Qualys®, Inc., the leading provider of on demand IT security risk and compliance management solutions, and Cyber-Ark Software, the leading global software provider for protecting critical applications, identities and information, today announced QualysGuard integration with Cyber-Ark’s Privileged Identity Management (PIM) Suite. With this integration, customers can store and manage credentials required by authenticated vulnerability and compliance scans within their own networks directly in the Cyber-Ark Enterprise Password Vault (EPV), part of the PIM Suite. This allows better management of the administrator credentials in a collaborative environment, while providing QualysGuard the ability to more easily conduct trusted scans.
The QualysGuard IT Security and Compliance Suite uses a Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) architecture to automate the process of vulnerability management and policy compliance. Cyber-Ark PIM Suite secures, manages and monitors all privileged accounts and activities associated with datacenter management – on premise or in the cloud.
With the new integration, users can configure QualysGuard to access IT systems’ privileged credentials directly from the Cyber-Ark’s PIM in order to conduct automated trusted scans. With Cyber-Ark’s PIM Suite, the privileged credentials are securely protected and periodically changed to meet corporate security policies and comply with regulations. The joint solution protects access to company data, while expanding the coverage of the security scans, providing a more complete, accurate view of IT security and compliance.
“Companies are increasingly turning toward the benefits of cloud computing solutions,” said Udi Mokady, president and CEO of Cyber-Ark Software. “The QualysGuard integration with Cyber-Ark’s PIM Suite protects access to credentials data of IT systems while allowing customers to scan their networks to get a comprehensive picture of their enterprise security and get the full benefits of a cloud-based service.”
“Trusted or authenticated scanning became the only practical way to have a comprehensive, up-to-date view of IT assets and to identify misconfigurations, missing patches and other security issues,” said Philippe Courtot, chairman and CEO for Qualys. “This integration allows corporations to leverage Cyber-Ark’s privileged identity management capabilities to run trusted scans thus removing the obstacle of providing these credentials to Qualys.”
Pricing and Availability
The QualysGuard version, which includes the Cyber-Ark integration, is now available in production for all customers. To learn more about how this integration works, visit https://community.qualys.com/blogs/qualys-tech. More information on QualysGuard can be found here. More information on the Cyber-Ark PIM Suite can be found here.
Cyber-Ark® Software is a global information security company that specializes in protecting and managing privileged users, applications and highly-sensitive information to improve compliance, productivity and protect organizations against insider threats. With its award-winning Privileged Identity Management (PIM) and Highly-Sensitive Information Management software, organizations can more effectively manage and govern application access while demonstrating returns on security investments. Cyber-Ark works with more than 700 global customers, including more than 35 percent of the Fortune 50. Headquartered in Newton, Mass., Cyber-Ark has offices and authorized partners in North America, Europe and Asia Pacific.
For more information, visit www.cyber-ark.com.
Qualys, Inc. is the leading provider of on demand IT security risk andcompliance management solutions – delivered as a service. Qualys’Software-as-a-Service solutions are deployed in a matter of hours anywhere inthe world, providing customers an immediate and continuous view of theirsecurity and compliance postures.
The QualysGuard® service is used today by more than 4,000 organizations in 85countries, including 42 of the Fortune Global 100 and performs more than 250million IP audits per year. Qualys has the largest vulnerability managementdeployment in the world at a Fortune Global 50 company.
Qualys has established strategic agreements with leading managed serviceproviders and consulting organizations including BT, Etisalat, Fujitsu, IBM,I(TS)2, LAC, NTT, SecureWorks, Symantec, Tata Communications and TELUS.
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