IBM to expand Managed Security Services portfolio with Qualys

Customers will have increased visibility, security and compliance posture across all global IT assets

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IBM to expand Managed Security Services portfolio with Qualys Philippe Courtot: "Now with the integration of the Qualys Cloud Platform, IBM can build security into the fabric of this digital transformation."
By  Aasha Bodhani Published  February 15, 2017

Qualys has announced it has expanded its partnership with IBM where it will add its cloud-based IT security and compliance to its Managed Security Services (MSS) portfolio.

IBM will integrate Qualys technology to offer its customers an enhanced visibility of assets, vulnerabilities and threat data, accelerating how they prioritise remediation and simplify management of their IT security and compliance posture at scale.

IBM will add key capabilities of the Qualys Vulnerability Management, Policy Compliance, Continuous Monitoring and ThreatPROTECT to the global threat landscape monitoring operations of its global IBM X-Force Command Centers worldwide. 

As a cloud-based solution, the Qualys Cloud Platform integrates real-time visibility of those assets, vulnerabilities and key policy configurations into a single view across data centres, public and private clouds. The platform also gives customers increased scalability, flexibility and ease of use, enabling them to quickly and securely add continuous visibility to new cloud workloads and instances.

Built on the Qualys Cloud Platform, ThreatPROTECT integrates continuous visibility of assets and vulnerabilities across cloud platforms, data centres and mobile devices with real-time threat data to enable customers to easily prioritise their most critical threats.

ThreatPROTECT correlates data from vulnerability scans and active threat data from multiple sources into a single dynamic dashboard to provide a holistic and contextual view of an organisation's threat exposure, enabling security teams to produce visual reports and work collaboratively with IT to efficiently secure global infrastructures.

John Wheeler, vice president, Services Strategy and Offering Management, IBM Security, said: "We are pleased to integrate Qualys' platform into our MSS portfolio so we can provide customers the continuous view of their security and compliance across all their global assets. In addition, our companies continue to improve product-level integrations and information sharing in products such as Qualys Vulnerability Management and IBM QRadar to help customers derive even more value from their security services."

Philippe Courtot, chairman and CEO, Qualys, added: "Now with the integration of the Qualys Cloud Platform, IBM can build security into the fabric of this digital transformation so their customers can innovate and disrupt before they are disrupted, while reducing the risk of cyber-attacks."

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