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Qualys and HCL Technologies Expand Partnership to Secure the Digital Transformation of Enterprises

HCL Technologies will add Qualys VMDR to its managed security services

FOSTER CITY, Calif. – March 3, 2021Qualys, Inc. (NASDAQ: QLYS), a pioneer and leading provider of cloud-based IT, security, and compliance solutions, today announced the extension of its partnership with HCL Technologies, a leading global technology company, that will include the embedding of Qualys VMDR® (Vulnerability Management, Detection and Response) into the HCL Technologies CyberSecurity Fusion Center (CSFC).

HCL Technologies’ CSFC customers will have access to Qualys VMDR, which provides an all-in-one, cloud-based app that automates the entire vulnerability management cycle. VMDR is powered by the Qualys Cloud Agent to provide built-in security that helps customers advance their digital transformation initiatives and ensure they meet compliance mandates.

The CSFC at HCL Technologies provides customers with a single point of contact to meet the needs of the enterprise security lifecycle, from threat detection to remediation. The CSFC takes a multi-dimensional approach to combat security risks, using integrated cyberthreat intelligence to monitor for better, faster detection and remediation of security incidents.

Together, the partnership between Qualys and HCL Technologies will allow for managing asset discovery and inventory, vulnerability assessment, policy configurations, and patch detection. HCL CSFC customers will also be able to manage configuration compliance using the fully customizable policies in the Qualys Policy Compliance app. Leveraging Qualys APIs, HCL will continuously ingest vulnerability and configuration data into its managed SIEM for context-driven security analysis.

“We are excited to expand this strategic partnership with Qualys to meet customers’ increasing demands for a secure end-to-end digitization journey to the cloud,” said Maninder Singh, corporate vice president – Cybersecurity & GRC Services at HCL Technologies. “By partnering with Qualys, HCL is ensuring that our customers have a cloud-based, vulnerability-detection system that will meet the growing needs of digital business using the Unified Vulnerability Management Service.”

“We are pleased to extend our partnership with HCL and to work together to bring customers our game-changing VMDR and its built-in approach to security, from discovery to assessment, detection and response,” said Sumedh Thakar, interim CEO and chief product officer, Qualys. “This extended partnership now embeds VMDR into HCL’s managed security service.”

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About Qualys
Qualys, Inc. (NASDAQ: QLYS) is a pioneer and leading provider of disruptive cloud-based security and compliance solutions with over 19,000 active customers in more than 130 countries, including a majority of each of the Forbes Global 100 and Fortune 100. Qualys helps organizations streamline and consolidate their security and compliance solutions in a single platform and build security into digital transformation initiatives for greater agility, better business outcomes, and substantial cost savings.

The Qualys Cloud Platform and its integrated Cloud apps deliver businesses critical security intelligence continuously, enabling them to automate the full spectrum of auditing, compliance, and protection for IT systems and web applications across on premises, endpoints, cloud, containers, and mobile environments. Founded in 1999 as one of the first SaaS security companies, Qualys has established strategic partnerships with leading cloud providers like Amazon Web Services, Microsoft Azure and the Google Cloud Platform, and managed service providers and consulting organizations including Accenture, BT, Cognizant Technology Solutions, Deutsche Telekom, DXC Technology, Fujitsu, HCL Technologies, IBM, Infosys, NTT, Optiv, SecureWorks, Tata Communications, Verizon and Wipro. The company is also a founding member of the Cloud Security Alliance. For more information, please visit

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