The Qualys Private Cloud Platform enables MSSPs, enterprises, and government agencies to deliver Qualys’ award-winning security and compliance solutions from your own datacenter, and retain full control of all the underlying security data.
The suite includes:
Find and catalogue all your IT assets wherever they reside.
Find problems before hackers do, download patches, track remediation.
Prioritize your vulnerability remediation work.
Verify that password controls & other policy mandates are being enforced.
Web App Security
Test web apps & websites for vulnerabilities and malware.
- Security Data Under Your ControlWith the Private Cloud Platform, all sensitive security and compliance data generated by Qualys are stored locally in your datacenter, under your control.
- All-in-one Cloud ApplianceThe Private Cloud Platform combines the virtualized Qualys software with a self-contained, internally-redundant cloud appliance. The Platform comes pre-configured for your environment, allowing it to be deployed quickly. Qualys takes care of scaling the hardware to meet your needs, even as they grow.
- Remote Management from QualysQualys’ Security Operations Center (SOC) monitors the health of your Private Cloud Platform 24x7x365. Qualys software updates are remotely managed by Qualys Operations personnel and KnowledgeBase of vulnerabilities is updated on a daily basis. All communication between the Private Cloud Platform and the SOC takes place over a secure VPN connection that you control.
Benefits for Managed Security Service Providers
Qualys Secure Operations Center
Key Benefits for MSSPs
- Increase revenue and client loyaltySell co-branded Qualys services hosted in your own datacenters.
- Address data sovereignty requirementsKeep sensitive security and compliance data local to your systems.
- Add value to your other servicesIntegrate Qualys with your own products and services.
“The Qualys Private Cloud Platform will enable us to offer our managed services to customer and, best of all,
present them with comprehensive security and compliance solutions from an industry leader.”
Benefits for Large Enterprises & Government Agencies
Qualys Secure Operations Center
Key Benefits for Large Enterprises & Government Agencies
- Keep security data under your control - in your own datacenter
- Use security data efficientlyTake advantage of high-bandwidth access to the actionable security intelligence generated by Qualys to enhance other enterprise systems.
“Qualys helps us to make sure our network is secure and that our systems,
and those of our customers, are hardened as well.”
All-in-One Cloud Appliance
The Private Cloud Platform combines the Qualys Cloud Platform software with a self-contained, pre-configured cloud appliance. This all-in-one system contains internally-redundant compute servers, SAN storage, network, and power supplies. All physical rack and cabling work is completed before the appliance arrives onsite. Qualys provides a single point of contact for any issues that arise, and even takes care of any hardware expansion necessary to keep your Qualys solutions running smoothly.
The Qualys Cloud Platform software runs in a set of virtual machines on this hardware, providing the performance and scalability needed for global organizations. It includes all operating system, networking, database, systems administration and application software needed to deliver the Qualys suite of security and compliance solutions. The software is pre-loaded and pre-configured by Qualys, enabling Private Cloud Platforms to be deployed quickly and easily.
Local Storage of Security Data — Full Control & Data Sovereignty
The Private Cloud Platform gives you the power of Qualys’ cloud-based solutions as well as full control over the security and compliance data they generate. With it, you can address:
Geographic Regulations – Keep sensitive data local to a specific region, country or province, both in transit and in storage.
Physical Access Restrictions – Have full control over (and knowledge of) the specific people who have physical access to databases and backups.
Data Control Procedures – Apply your own operating procedures to Qualys security data.
High-bandwidth Integration – Use Qualys security data efficiently with other enterprise systems such as SIEM, GRC, ERM and security infrastructure.
Qualys Secure Operations Center
Updates, Monitoring (24x7x365),
Remote Updates, Monitoring & Management from Qualys
The Private Cloud Platform gives you the low cost of ownership that Qualys is known for. Qualys’ Security Operations Center (SOC) monitors the health of your Private Cloud Platform 24x7x365 to catch — and help fix — service interruptions quickly.
Ongoing updates to the KnowledgeBase used by Qualys are typically published by the SOC once per day. Periodic software updates to the Private Cloud Platform are published approximately every six weeks.
All remote management is done using audited connections over secure, encrypted tunnels that can further be protected with optional two-factor authentication.
The Private Cloud Platform includes Qualys’ high-accuracy vulnerability and configuration scanning technology. It enables MSSPs to quickly and effectively monitor clients’ perimeter systems and web applications without having to install any hardware or software on the clients’ premises. Enterprises and government agencies hosting their own Private Cloud Platform can scan any of their own perimeter systems that are accessible to the cloud appliance.
With the Qualys Private Cloud Platform, scanning internal networks is fast and easy with Qualys Scanner Appliances. Available as a device or virtual machine image, a Scanner Appliance is plugged into a client’s network and requires no on-site management or maintenance. It acts as an extension of the Private Cloud Platform, performing scans locally within the internal network, then securely transmitting the results to the Platform for storage and analysis. This enables all networks, perimeter and internal, to be managed together for a consistent, complete view of security and compliance throughout the network.
MSSPs can use the Scanner Appliances to scan inside clients' corporate networks. Enterprises and government agencies can also use Scanner Appliances to accelerate the scanning of remote network segments and reduce traffic on intervening network links. Scanner Appliances also provide the ability to monitor subnets that are isolated behind internal firewalls.
Multi-Tenant Account Administration
As a full, multi-tenant system, the Qualys Private Cloud Platform gives you the flexibility to administer groups and individual users of Qualys in different ways. MSSPs can create separate subscriptions for each client, simplifying billing and insulating each organization’s security data from others. Enterprises and government agencies can share a subscription across multiple teams or establish separate subscriptions for tracking resource usage and limiting access to sensitive security data.
APIs for Integration
The Qualys Private Cloud Platform provides a broad range of application programming interfaces (APIs) for integrating Qualys solutions with your – or your clients’ – other services or applications. With these APIs, MSSPs can use Qualys data and application functions to add value in other services. Similarly, enterprises and government agencies can tie Qualys into other security and compliance systems (such as SIEM, GRC, ERM and others).