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Qualys Delivers Multi-Vector EDR 2.0 with Enhanced Prioritization to Quickly Surface the Most Critical Incidents

EDR solution provides comprehensive threat detection and reduces the risk of compromise with vulnerability management and patching all from a single agent

FOSTER CITY, Calif. April 4, 2022 - Qualys, Inc (NASDAQ: QLYS), a pioneer and leading provider of disruptive cloud-based IT, security and compliance solutions, today announced Multi-Vector EDR 2.0 with additional threat-hunting and risk mitigation capabilities improving alert prioritization and reducing the time needed to respond to threats.

Security practitioners are inundated with alerts, which burdens them to prioritize the ones that represent the riskiest threats, wastes their valuable time, and exposes their organizations to increased risk. Yet, traditional endpoint detection and response (EDR) solutions still focus solely on endpoint activity to detect attacks and incorporate only MITRE ATT&CK techniques – not tactics. As a result, practitioners are forced to rely on additional tools to improve their cyber risk posture leading to slow and incomplete threat remediation actions. EDR needs to evolve to scale and provide more meaningful threat context, in near real time, to meet the challenges of the modern threat landscape.

“Effective endpoint protection starts with reducing the amount and severity of instances the security team needs to address,” said Michael Suby, vice president of research at IDC. “Qualys leverages its Cloud Platform to analyze context and data points via its integration with vulnerability and patch management along with device controls to reduce the volume of incoming incidents. This volume reduction is a key factor in saving time and resources, as it allows teams to focus on the riskiest threats that matter the most, ensuring their attack surface is less exposed.”

“While the volume of cyber threats seems to multiply monthly, my resources do not,” said Benjamin Shumaker, network information security officer, Credit Union of Denver. “Our force multiplier is Qualys Multi-Vector EDR. It allows us to consolidate vendors and agents via the Qualys Cloud Platform and eliminates the need to manually analyze data across multiple sources to identify potential threats. Now our team has broader insights into the environment and can quickly react to high-priority threats.”

The updated Qualys Multi-Vector EDR operationalizes MITRE ATT&CK tactics and techniques allowing security practitioners to quickly analyze and respond to threats. Additionally, the Qualys Cloud Platform’s extended prediction and prevention capabilities provide orchestrated access to multiple context vectors including asset criticality, vulnerabilities, system misconfigurations, and recommended patches via a single agent and unified dashboard.

Qualys Multi-Vector EDR’s comprehensive approach prevents future attacks by identifying and eliminating vulnerabilities exploited by malware. Through native integration with Qualys VMDR, practitioners can pivot from a single malware incident, such as Conti, to identifying all assets susceptible to CVEs associated with the malware and then patch via Qualys Patch Management.

Qualys Multi-Vector EDR incident controls for Conti malware
Qualys Multi-Vector EDR incident controls for Conti malware

Qualys Multi-Vector EDR provides:

  • Comprehensive Threat Response - the solution leverages dynamic analysis from MITRE ATT&CK Threat Context Mapping and the rich Qualys Cloud Threat Database to prioritize threat response and improve the remediation of vulnerabilities and system misconfigurations.
  • Holistic Multi-Vector Security - Native integration with other Qualys Cloud Platform apps provides the risk posture and rich asset criticality context that eliminates the blind spots of stand-alone EDR solutions while also improving remediation and response times.
  • Easy to Deploy, Use and Manage - Organizations can enable EDR with one click on a single agent providing asset inventory and vulnerability risk context along with patch management to comprehensively reduce the risk of compromise.

“Traditional EDR products solely focus on detecting threat activity on the endpoint, but what organizations want is to mitigate overall security risk to avoid attacks,” said Sumedh Thakar, president and CEO of Qualys. “By combining Qualys Multi-Vector EDR with VMDR and Patch Management, Qualys helps organizations focus on eliminating the riskiest threats quickly while strengthening their cyber resilience.”

Qualys successfully participated in its first year of MITRE Engenuity Evaluations, round 4. Its Multi-Vector EDR detected the simulated adversary throughout the attack chain. Overall, the solution detected 100% of the tested steps and returned 74% visibility into the entire attack chain. The results attest to how Multi-Vector EDR leverages the Qualys Cloud Platform to sift through the noise to surface the data that matters most to the security team while also providing detections throughout the attack.

To request a free trial of Qualys Multi-Vector EDR visit Learn more by joining our Multi-Vector EDR webinar, on April 12, or read the Qualys Multi-Vector EDR blog at

Additional Resources
• Read the Multi-Vector EDR blog
• View the MITRE Engenuity Results blog
• Details on the Qualys Cloud Platform
• Follow Qualys on LinkedIn and Twitter

About Qualys
Qualys, Inc. (NASDAQ: QLYS) is a pioneer and leading provider of disruptive cloud-based Security, Compliance and IT solutions with more than 10,000 subscription customers worldwide, including a majority of the Forbes Global 100 and Fortune 100. Qualys helps organizations streamline and automate their security and compliance solutions onto a single platform for greater agility, better business outcomes, and substantial cost savings.

The Qualys Cloud Platform leverages a single agent to continuously deliver critical security intelligence while enabling enterprises to automate the full spectrum of vulnerability detection, compliance, and protection for IT systems, workloads and web applications across on premises, endpoints, servers, public and private clouds, containers, and mobile devices. Founded in 1999 as one of the first SaaS security companies, Qualys has strategic partnerships and seamlessly integrates its vulnerability management capabilities into security offerings from cloud service providers, including Amazon Web Services, the Google Cloud Platform and Microsoft Azure, along with a number of leading managed service providers and global consulting organizations. For more information, please visit

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