Update November 27, 2019: The features referenced in this blog post will be released in Qualys Cloud Platform release 8.22.
Update November 19, 2019: The features referenced in this blog post will be released in the next Qualys Cloud Platform release scheduled for December 2019, and will be announced separately. We apologize for any confusion this may have caused.
Original Post: The upcoming release of the Qualys Cloud Platform (VM, PC), version 8.21.7, will include new features in Qualys Cloud Platform, Vulnerability Management, and Policy Compliance.
Update Nov 19, 2019: This blog post was updated with additional detail about the new features in 8.21.6.
The 8.21.6 release adds several new features in Qualys Cloud Platform, Policy Compliance, and Vulnerability Management. Apart from various other new features, this release adds support for Apple Safari 11.x/12.x in compliance scans for Unix hosts, and extends UDC support for multiple new technologies for Qualys PC; whereas, new features for VM includes added support for HashiCorp vaults in DB Auth Records and Sybase authentication for vulnerability scanning.
This new release of the Qualys Cloud Platform (VM, PC), version 8.21.2, includes Virtual Scanner Appliance support for Alibaba Cloud Compute, scheduling of EC2 scans with no scannable EC2 assets in Asset Tags in Qualys Vulnerability Management, expanded support for instance discovery and auto record creation in Qualys Policy Compliance, compliance support for Oracle 19c, and more.
This new release of the Qualys Cloud Platform (VM, PC), version 8.19.1, includes newly added technology support for HP Safeguard and CISCO ACS 5, collected via Qualys Out-of-Band Configuration Assessment.
Digital transformation, driven primarily by the DevOps movement, represents a new opportunity “to redo IT from scratch, but more importantly, to redo security from scratch,” Sumedh Thakar, Qualys’ Chief Product Officer, said during QSC18 Virtual Edition.
Specifically, organizations can organically build security into this new, hybrid IT infrastructure, instead of abruptly bolting it on as has been done traditionally — and ineffectively. Meshing security in natively requires a unified security and compliance platform for detection, prevention and response.
Today, many organizations have a fragmented, siloed strategy that doesn’t provide the needed visibility because it’s based on accumulating point products that don’t scale, are costly to deploy and maintain, and complex to integrate.
“This is why security is so far behind,” Thakar said during his keynote.
“The effort and resistance that goes into putting together the information that’s required to make decisions is very costly, very time-consuming, and not accurate,” he added.
If a CISO needed to cut cyber attack risk by 85%, how would this security chief go about accomplishing that? Would the CISO even know where to begin? It’s safe to say that such a mandate would be considered daunting, and maybe even overwhelming.
CISOs are scrambling to protect IT infrastructures whose boundaries are increasingly fluid due to the adoption of mobility, cloud computing, IoT, and other new technologies. They get bombarded daily with information — research studies, threat warnings, vendor announcements, regulatory requirements, industry recommendations. Making sense out of it all is a challenge.
And yet, that dramatic cyber-attack risk reduction is an attainable goal for organizations that apply the first five of the Center for Internet Security’s 20 Critical Security Controls.
Digital transformation initiatives, if properly implemented, must go way beyond deploying the latest shiny IT systems. Instead, they must aim to fundamentally disrupt and reinvent business processes throughout the entire organization.
That was the message Qualys Chief Product Officer Sumedh Thakar delivered on Wednesday during his morning keynote “Our Journey into the Cloud: The Qualys Cloud Platform & Architecture.”
Qualys Security Conference 2017 finds Qualys rapidly advancing in its ongoing quest to seamlessly and transparently thread security into the fabric of IT environments, and to make it essential for digital transformation.
At QSC17, happening this week in Las Vegas, Qualys executives will share how the company’s growing catalog of security and compliance apps, powered by the highly scalable Qualys Cloud Platform, can yield substantial benefits and unique advantages to our customers and partners.
The FedRAMP authorization obtained by the Qualys Cloud Platform was one of Qualys’ significant achievements in 2016. Why is that, you may be asking? Here we explain five reasons why the FedRAMP (Federal Risk and Authorization Management Program) approval is important for Qualys customers and partners. (And we explain what FedRAMP is!)