Qualys, Bugcrowd partner to enhance security testing

Joint customers can automate web app scanning and focus bug bounties on advanced vulnerabilities

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Qualys, Bugcrowd partner to enhance security testing The initial integration allows Bugcrowd customers who also have Qualys WAS to import vulnerability data from Qualys WAS results directly into the Bugcrowd Crowdcontrol platform
By  Aasha Bodhani Published  March 5, 2017

Qualys and Bugcrowd have announced joint development integrations to enable customers the ability to share vulnerability data across automated web application scanning and crowdsourced bug bounty programs.

To reduce the increasing costs and effort of implementing multiple tools or programs, this joint integration between Bugcrowd Crowdcontrol and Qualys cloud platform brings together the scale and efficiency of automated web application scanning (WAS) with the expertise of the penetration-testing crowd in one solution.

Joint customers will be able to eliminate automatically discovered vulnerabilities by Qualys WAS from their list of offered bug bounties and focus Bugcrowd programs on critical vulnerabilities that require manual testing, effectively reducing the cost of vulnerability discovery and penetration testing.

The initial integration allows Bugcrowd customers who also have Qualys WAS to import vulnerability data from Qualys WAS results directly into the Bugcrowd Crowdcontrol platform and then use that data to optimise their bug bounty program scope and incentives.

"With the move of IT to the cloud and all the digital transformation efforts underway, web apps are exploding and securing these apps is now front and center," said Sumedh Thakar, chief product officer, Qualys. "By combining the automation of Qualys Web Application Scanning (WAS) and Bugcrowd's crowd sourcing platform, organizations can now cover a much larger number of applications and secure them more effectively at a lower cost."

"The pace and complexity of modern application deployment requires organizations to harness both automation and on-demand crowd testing. This integration allows our customers to gain the benefits of both," added Jonathan Cran, vice president of Product, Bugcrowd. "The integration of Bugcrowd and Qualys data means that this new approach will be easier and lower cost."

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