This release of the Qualys Cloud Platform version 2.41 includes updates and new features for new Gov clouds in AssetView / CloudView and Web Application Scanning, highlights as follows.
Empower your Cloud Ops Teams – Publish Qualys CloudView Security Assessment Reports to their Slack Channel
In today’s constantly changing and evolving cloud environments, being able to quickly provide information on misconfigurations and security policy violations in your cloud accounts and assets has become a critical need to the success of your security operations. Many cloud platforms offer tools within their specific cloud environments to provide this type of visibility. However, security operations teams are quickly learning that in a multi-cloud environment, they need tools that provides this information across all three major cloud providers in a seamless and centralized way, with normalized data streams. They need a single source of truth for their account security regardless of the public cloud provider or the asset metadata.
The digital transformation revolution waits for — and spares — no one. It forces all businesses to adopt tech innovations, like cloud, IoT and mobility, and to protect the resulting IT environments as they become hybrid, distributed and elastic.
With traditional network perimeters dissolved, securing digital transformation efforts gets more challenging by the day, especially for smaller organizations. That’s why Qualys is putting its Qualys Cloud Platform at the disposal of this underserved small-business market — for free.
With the new Qualys Community Edition, smaller organizations will now have access — at no charge — to the cloud-based security that many of the world’s largest companies rely upon to protect their global IT environments.
By tapping the robust, massively scalable Qualys Cloud Platform, they’ll be able to discover IT assets and their vulnerabilities, identify compliance gaps and get detailed, customizable reports.
The Qualys Community Edition is not only aimed at organizations that’ll use it internally. It’s also intended for smaller security practitioners that want to provide exceptional assessments to clients, outclass their competitors and boost revenues.
With organizations aggressively moving workloads to public cloud platforms, such as Amazon’s AWS, Google Cloud, and Microsoft’s Azure, protecting these environments is critical for compliance with the EU’s General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR).
These public cloud platforms are being used to power digital transformation initiatives across a wide variety of business functions, including supply chain management, customer support, employee collaboration, sales and marketing.
In all of these business tasks that are being digitally transformed in the cloud, customer personal data regulated by GDPR is likely to be stored, processed and shared.