The IDC Link report on Qualys’ move into the endpoint detection and response (EDR) space notes that Qualys is delivering a compelling offer that links core EDR functionality with vulnerability and system visibility. The Qualys Multi-Vector EDR solution looks at the main threats and malicious activities, as well as other telemetry, such as vulnerabilities, missing patches, misconfigurations, and approved or unapproved software, for all endpoints and correlates them with an external threat feed which provides a holistic approach to preventative security.
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“Qualys is entering the EDR space with an attractive offering — one particularly for companies that place a high priority on vulnerability management. This is therefore an opportunity for the vendor to expand its footprint within its installed base. Unfortunately, not all organizations have such a focus. Nevertheless, weaving in threat intelligence enables Qualys to combine in-house context and vulnerability management-driven prioritization with external context (i.e., the global threat landscape), representing an opportunity to achieve something greater than the majority of the market to date.”
- Mark Child, Research Manager, European Security, at IDC