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How Policy Compliance Plays a Mitigation Role to Protect Your System

Vulnerabilities can be serious threats. Once found, system administrators try everything to restore security, such as patching and mitigating. Patching is always the first choice since it’s normally the definitive way to resolve the vulnerability. However, system administrators will sometimes need to mitigate, especially in two cases:

Case 1. A patch has not been released by the vendor.
Case 2. Patching the vulnerability isn’t a high priority in the customer’s environment but still needs to be addressed.

Many vulnerabilities can be mitigated by changing a specific configuration setting in the OS or application. In this blog post, I use HTTPoxy as an example of how Qualys Policy Compliance can play an important role in this type of mitigation by identifying and reporting on all your systems that don’t have the desired configuration.

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ForeScout Integrates with Qualys

ForeScout Integrates with Qualys to Provide Joint Customers Real-time Vulnerability Management Assessment and Mitigation Capabilities

Qualys and ForeScout Technologies, Inc. recently announced a partnership which integrates Qualys Vulnerability Management (VM) and ForeScout CounterACT, to provide joint customers with real-time assessment and mitigation capabilities against vulnerabilities, exposures and violations. This post will detail how the integrated solution can help organizations improve timeliness and efficacy of their vulnerability assessments, automate policy-based mitigation of endpoint security risks, and reduce security exposures and their attack surface.

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