Qualys’ continuous security platform enables customers to easily detect and identify vulnerable systems and apps, helping them better face the challenges of growing cloud workloads.Nicole Herskowitz Senior Director of Product Marketing, Cloud Platform at Microsoft
You want to take advantage of the cost and development benefits afforded by migrating your applications and data from on-premises to public cloud environments. Qualys can help you deploy at the pace of cloud, track and resolve security and compliance issues, and provide reports to monitor progress and demonstrate controls to your stakeholders.
Maintaining full visibility and security control of your public cloud workloads is challenging. Instances and VMs are spun up and down quickly and frequently. Qualys identifies and classifies these instances, and captures their component details, to provide instant and unparalleled visibility and monitoring of their security and compliance posture.
With thousands of vulnerabilities disclosed annually, you can’t patch all of them in your environment. You must pinpoint the critical vulnerabilities that present the most risk to your business and require immediate attention. Qualys automates this intensive data analysis process. By continuously correlating real-time threat information against your vulnerabilities and IT asset inventory, Qualys gives you a full view of your threat landscape.
You must ensure your public cloud workloads are compliant with internal IT policies and regulations. Qualys automates the assessment of security and compliance controls of assets in order to demonstrate a repeatable and trackable process to auditors and stakeholders.
Qualys has two applications designed to provide visibility and security and compliance status for your public cloud environments. Qualys Cloud Inventory gives you a comprehensive inventory of your public cloud workloads and infrastructure, so you know what you must secure. Qualys Cloud Security Assessment monitors and assesses your cloud accounts, services and assets for misconfigurations and non-standard deployments, so you can easily track your security and compliance posture.
In the “shared security responsibility” model, web applications are your responsibility to secure and comprise a significant portion of the attack surface. Qualys brings together web application scanning and web application firewall (WAF) capability to detect vulnerabilities, protect against web application attacks including OWASP Top 10 attacks, and integrates scanning and WAF capabilities to deliver real-time virtual patching of vulnerabilities prior to remediation.
With container adoption booming, security teams must protect the applications that DevOps teams create and deploy using this method of OS virtualization. The security must be comprehensive across the entire container lifecycle, and built into the DevOps pipeline in a way that is seamless and unobtrusive. Qualys provides container security coverage from the build to the deployment stages. It lets you monitor and protect container-native applications on public cloud platforms without disrupting your existing Continuous Integration and Deployment (CI/CD) pipelines.
Cloud computing platform providers operate on a “shared security responsibility” model, meaning you still must protect your workloads in the cloud. Qualys works with all major Public Cloud providers to streamline the process of deploying and consuming security data from our services to deliver comprehensive security and compliance solutions in your public cloud deployment.