Integration Provides Secure Remote Access for Authenticated Scanning of Unix Systems from the Cloud
Carlsbad, Calif. and Redwood Shores, Calif. - January 4, 2011 - BeyondTrust, the leading provider of privilege delegation and authorization management and Qualys, Inc., the leading provider of on demand IT security risk and compliance solutions, today announced a technology partnership to integrate QualysGuard with BeyondTrust’s PowerBroker for Unix Servers. The integration will enable customers to manage user access and privileges while expanding the coverage of security scans for a more complete, accurate view of IT security and compliance.
The QualysGuard IT Security and Compliance Suite uses a Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) model to automate the process of vulnerability management and policy compliance via remote authenticated scanning without the use of agents. PowerBroker enables system administrators to delegate privileges and authorization without disclosing root passwords – preventing misuse of privileges on desktops and servers in heterogeneous IT environments. The new integration enables customers to use PowerBroker root delegation functionality for authenticated vulnerability and compliance scans on Unix systems. This allows system administrators to better manage access while scanning their environments as they can delegate privileges and authorization and record all interactions, including key-stroke information, for auditing purposes.
“Qualys has more than 5,000 customers and is nearly an industry standard for vulnerability management and policy compliance solutions,” said John Mutch, CEO of BeyondTrust. “Our development teams have worked closely together to meet the needs of our joint customers who requested an enterprise class privilege authorization solution as they use QualysGuard for vulnerability management and IT compliance.”
“Customers that have already standardized their root delegation on PowerBroker can now leverage this integration in QualysGuard to improve the management of access to systems while scanning for vulnerabilities and compliance checks on a global scale,” said Philippe Courtot chairman and CEO of Qualys.
The new integration is scheduled to be available with the release of QualysGuard 6.16 on January 6, 2011. This feature is included in both QualysGuard Vulnerability Management (VM) and Policy Compliance (PC) solutions.
Founded in 1985, BeyondTrust is the global leader in privilege authorization management, access control and security solutions for virtualization and cloud computing environments. BeyondTrust empowers IT governance to strengthen security, improve productivity, drive compliance and reduce expense. The company’s products eliminate the risk of intentional, accidental and indirect misuse of privileges on desktops and servers in heterogeneous IT systems. More than half of the companies listed on the Dow Jones Industrial Average rely on BeyondTrust’s PowerBroker suite of products to secure their enterprises. Five of the top ten commercial banks and two of America’s largest private companies have adopted PowerBroker to secure guest operating systems and ESX hypervisors in a virtualized environment. For more information, visit www.beyondtrust.com.
BeyondTrust, the BeyondTrust logo and PowerBroker are trademarks or registered trademarks, in the United States and certain other countries of BeyondTrust Software. Additional company and product names may be trademarks or registered trademarks of the individual companies and are respectfully acknowledged.
Qualys, Inc. is the leading provider of on demand IT security risk and compliance management solutions – delivered as a service. Qualys’ Software-as-a-Service solutions are deployed in a matter of hours anywhere in the world, providing customers an immediate and continuous view of their security and compliance postures.
The QualysGuard® service is used today by more than 5,000 organizations in 85 countries, including 45 of the Fortune Global 100, and performs more than 500 million IP audits per year. Qualys has the largest vulnerability management deployment in the world at a Fortune Global 50 company, and has been recognized by leading industry analysts for its market leadership.
Qualys has established strategic agreements with leading managed service providers and consulting organizations including BT, Etisalat, Fujitsu, IBM, I(TS)2, LAC, NTT, SecureWorks, Symantec, Tata Communications and TELUS. Qualys is also a founding member of the Cloud Security Alliance (CSA).
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