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Qualys Announces General Availability of Its Dynamic Asset Tagging and Management Technology
Patent-Pending Technology Enables QualysGuard Users to Manage Large Numbers of Assets in Highly Dynamic IT Environments, and Automates the Process of Inventory Management
REDWOOD CITY, Calif., July 24, 2012 – Qualys®, Inc., a pioneer and leading provider of cloud security and compliance solutions, today announced the general availability of Dynamic Asset Tagging and Management technology for its QualysGuard Cloud Platform and integrated suite of solutions for security and compliance, the QualysGuard Cloud Suite. The patent-pending technology enables customers to identify, categorise and manage large numbers of assets in highly dynamic IT environments, and automates the process of inventory management and hierarchical organisation of IT assets.
Qualys will showcase these new capabilities this week at Black Hat USA 2012 Briefings – booth #401 on July 25-26.
“Keeping an accurate and up-to-date inventory of IT assets is a critical step in maintaining secure environments,” said Anton Chuvakin, research director for Gartner. “Asset tagging that works for ever-changing lists of assets allows organisations to manage their IT assets on an on-going basis, establish a trusted repository for IT system configurations, and maintain hierarchical relationships between them in order to more effectively secure their environments.”
QualysGuard dynamic asset tagging automates the process of inventory management and is seamlessly integrated with workflows throughout the QualysGuard Cloud Suite. Easy-to-use, rules-based dynamic tags enable automatic hierarchical organisation of IT systems, web applications, scanner appliances and a wide range of other data within the cloud solutions for IT security and compliance. Key benefits of this technology are:
- Ability to Leverage Scan Results to Organise Assets. The rules-based dynamic asset tagging engine uses information from scan results to assign or remove tags, allowing scans to automatically and regularly keep your assets organised, significantly reducing manual labour.
- Fast, Scalable Tag Assignment. QualysGuard dynamic asset tagging provides rapid tag assignment even when processing hundreds of scans on millions of assets.
- Flexible Organisation of Assets. Users can manually assign tags by dragging and dropping, or create dynamic tags based on rules. Dynamic tagging rules can be as simple as an OS pattern match, and as powerful as a customer-configurable script that evaluates complex business logic.
- Hierarchical Organisation. Assets can be grouped for different needs, such as geography, line of business, or technology type, and into trees showing relationships between assets and various business units. Assets can have multiple tags assigned or belong to multiple hierarchies, creating a very flexible, robust and accurate organisation.
- Powerful Access Management. Tags are used to apply role-based security to assets so customers can assign access privileges to users based on one or more tags, creating a powerful way to secure the use of the QualysGuard Cloud Suite in large enterprises.
- Focused Reporting and Scanning. Users can choose to run scans and reports against one or more tags, creating an easy way to quickly zero in on specific areas and assets in a customer’s business.
“With our dynamic asset tagging technology, customers can obtain a clean inventory of IT devices and web applications on a regular basis, which are essential to understanding what assets and configurations are deployed in their environments,” said Philippe Courtot, chairman and CEO for Qualys. “Available with our QualysGuard Cloud Suite, this functionality can be accessed by customers without installing any discovery and inventory software agents on devices, which can be expensive and time consuming.”
Future functionalities of the QualysGuard Dynamic Asset Tagging and Management technology will include connectors that provide integration and synchronisation capabilities to inventory sources such as Active Directory and virtualisation environments with visualisation of assets’ relationships.
QualysGuard Dynamic Asset Tagging is now generally available as part of the QualysGuard Cloud Suite of IT security and compliance solutions.
About QualysGuard Cloud Platform
The QualysGuard Cloud Platform and its integrated suite of security and compliance solutions provide organisations of all sizes with a global view of their security and compliance posture, while reducing their total cost of ownership. The QualysGuard Cloud Suite, which includes Vulnerability Management, Web Application Scanning, Malware Detection Service, Policy Compliance, PCI Compliance and Qualys SECURE Seal, enable customers to identify their IT assets, collect and analyse large amounts of IT security data, discover and prioritise vulnerabilities and malware, recommend remediation actions and verify the implementation of such actions.
About QualysGuard Cloud Suite
The QualysGuard Cloud Suite currently includes six solutions: Vulnerability Management, Web Application Scanning, Malware Detection Service, Policy Compliance, PCI Compliance and SECURE Seal. This integrated set of cloud solutions enables organisations to automate the lifecycle of asset discovery, security assessments, and compliance management for IT systems and web applications, whether they reside inside the organisation, on their network perimeter or in the cloud. The QualysGuard Cloud Suite has been designed since inception to be delivered through the cloud and to be easily and rapidly deployed on a global scale, enabling faster implementation, broader adoption and lower total cost of ownership than traditional enterprise products.
Qualys, Inc., is a pioneer and leading provider of cloud security and compliance solutions with over 5,700 customers in more than 100 countries, including a majority of each of the Forbes Global 100 and Fortune 100. The QualysGuard Cloud Platform and integrated suite of solutions helps organisations simplify security operations and lower the cost of compliance by delivering critical security intelligence on demand and automating the full spectrum of auditing, compliance and protection for IT systems and web applications. Founded in 1999, Qualys has established strategic partnerships with leading managed service providers and consulting organisations including BT, Dell SecureWorks, Fujitsu, IBM, NTT, Symantec, Verizon, and Wipro. The company is also a founding member of the Cloud Security Alliance (CSA).
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