Qualys Introduces TotalCloud with FlexScan Offering Cloud Native VMDR, CIOSEA News, ETCIO SEA

Qualys, Inc. (NASDAQ: QLYS), a pioneer and leading provider of cloud-based IT, security, and compliance solutions, announces TotalCloud with FlexScan providing cloud-native VMDR with Six Sigma accuracy through an agent and Agentless analytics for coverage of cloud-native posture management and workload security in multi-cloud and hybrid environments.

As business applications and on-premises infrastructure migrate to the cloud, security teams struggle to manage cyber risks to cloud workloads, services, resources, users, and applications. Additionally, teams must manage a plethora of point solutions based on industry acronyms that provide a fragmented view of risk without context. This approach increases security costs and complexity while leaving cloud applications vulnerable to attacks.

With more than 31 million workloads already secured by Qualys, Qualys TotalCloud extends the industry-leading accuracy of VMDR with cloud-native FlexScan assessments to unify Cloud Posture Management and Cloud Workload Security in a single view with risk insights. TotalCloud automates risk inventory, assessment, prioritization, and remediation through an easy-to-use drag-and-drop workflow engine for continuous, zero-touch security from code to production cloud applications.

Qualys Flex Scan

Qualys TotalCloud introduces FlexScan, a comprehensive cloud-native assessment solution that allows enterprises to combine multiple cloud scanning options for the most accurate security assessment of their cloud environment.

Security teams will have several hybrid assessment capabilities to secure the entire cloud attack surface, including:

  • Contactless, agentless scanning based on cloud service provider API for fast scanning.
  • Virtual appliance-based scanning to assess unknown workloads on the network for open port detection and remotely exploitable vulnerabilities detection.
  • Snapshot assessment that mounts the workload snapshot for periodic offline analysis, including vulnerabilities and OSS scanning.
  • Qualys Cloud Agents in the workload for comprehensive, real-time vulnerability, configuration, and security assessment.

“Cloud security becomes very fragmented with too many point solutions, which brings more complexity,” said Sumedh Thakar, president and CEO of Qualys. “Our customers want a transparent and comprehensive view of cyber risk across their multi-cloud and non-cloud assets. With our innovative TotalCloud offering, we bring flexible, high-quality, cloud-native risk assessment to our customer base as they’re looking to grow in the cloud with Qualys.”