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Qualys Delivers Continuous Security and Compliance to Google Cloud Platform Customers

Certified Virtual Scanner Appliance available today in Google Cloud Launcher

REDWOOD CITY, Calif. – March 28, 2017Qualys, Inc. (NASDAQ: QLYS), a pioneer and leading provider of cloud-based security and compliance solutions, today announced that it has extended its single-pane view of security and compliance posture into Google Cloud Platform (GCP). Users can now scan their GCP workloads, along with all other global elastic-cloud and on-premise assets, from within the Qualys Cloud Platform.

Qualys Virtual Scanner Appliance (QVSA) can now be directly deployed from the Google Cloud Launcher to GCP. With a single click, GCP users can create QVSA instances for Google Compute Engine (GCE) across all GCP regions. They can also embed Qualys Cloud Agents into their GCE images for a continuous view of security and compliance state.

Organisations that deploy workloads in the cloud must expand their security practices to that infrastructure as part of a shared security responsibility model. QVSA for Compute Engine simplifies deploying Vulnerability Management, ThreatPROTECT, Web Application Scanning and Policy Compliance to those workloads. By utilising Qualys sensors across Google Cloud, users can gain a view of their perimeter, which combined with internal network scanning creates continuous visibility and security of their workloads.

By deploying Qualys Cloud Agent and Qualys Virtual Scanner Appliances across its Google Cloud infrastructure, a Fortune 50 retailer has enabled multiple business units to easily secure their workloads in the cloud. Qualys’ seamless coverage of all endpoints and assets delivers this customer a single-pane view of security posture across both cloud and on-premises infrastructure powering thousands of stores.

“The availability of Qualys on Google Cloud Platform offers our customers consistent security tools across private and public clouds as they migrate, deploy and evolve workloads,” said Adam Massey, Director, Strategic Technology Partners, Google Cloud.

“Qualys continues to extend the reach of our cloud platform to give customers continuous security and visibility for all their global assets whether on premise or in the cloud,” said Philippe Courtot, chairman and CEO, Qualys, Inc. “We are pleased to work with Google to get our scanner appliance certified and tightly integrated with GCP, helping customers embed security within their digital transformation initiatives.”

Cloud-centric visibility and control

Qualys is working with GCP to help make it easier for organisations to improve the security of their journey to the cloud. The initial phase of this integrated development helps customers secure their GCE elastic-cloud infrastructure. Subsequent phases will extend beyond GCE to provide customers with total visibility and security of complete cloud infrastructure.

Pricing and Availability Virtual Scanner Appliance for Compute Engine is now available at:

It is fully integrated with the Qualys Cloud Platform to scan GCP virtual machines within Qualys subscriptions. Qualys subscription packages are sold as annual subscriptions that include 24x7 support and full updates. Additionally, the Qualys Virtual Scanner Appliance license is £794 per year.

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About Qualys

Qualys, Inc. (NASDAQ: QLYS) is a pioneer and leading provider of cloud-based security and compliance solutions with over 9,300 customers in more than 100 countries, including a majority of each of the Forbes Global 100 and Fortune 100. The Qualys Cloud Platform and integrated suite of solutions help 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 Accenture, BT, Cognizant Technology Solutions, Deutsche Telekom, Fujitsu, HCL Technologies, HP Enterprise, IBM, Infosys, NTT, Optiv, SecureWorks, Tata Communications, Verizon and Wipro. The company is also a founding member of the Cloud Security Alliance (CSA). For more information, please visit

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David Conner
Qualys, Inc.

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