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Qualys extends support for Google Cloud

Qualys Certified Virtual Scanner Appliance available at Google Cloud Launcher

Qualys extends support for Google Cloud
Customers can count on Qualys to offer continuous security and visibility for all their global assets whether on premise or in the cloud, says Courtot.

Qualys, a global provider of cloud-based security and compliance solutions, recently announced it has extended its single-pane view of security and compliance posture into Google Cloud Platform (GCP).

Users can now scan their GCP workloads along with all other global elastic-cloud and on-premise assets from within the Qualys Cloud Platform.

Qualys Virtual Scanner Appliance (QVSA) can now be directly deployed from the Google Cloud Launcher to GCP. With a single click, GCP users can create QVSA instances for Google Compute Engine (GCE) across all GCP regions. They can also embed Qualys Cloud Agents into their GCE images for a continuous view of security and compliance state.

Organisations that deploy workloads in the cloud must expand their security practices into that infrastructure as part of a shared security responsibility model. QVSA for Compute Engine simplifies deploying Vulnerability Management, ThreatPROTECT, Web Application Scanning and Policy Compliance to those workloads. By utilizing Qualys sensors across Google Cloud, users can gain a view of their perimeter, which combined with internal network scanning creates continuous visibility and security of their workloads.

"The availability of Qualys on Google Cloud Platform offers our customers consistent security tools across private and public clouds as they migrate, deploy and evolve workloads," said Adam Massey, director, strategic technology partners, Google Cloud.

“Qualys continues to extend the reach of our cloud platform to give customers continuous security and visibility for all their global assets whether on premise or in the cloud,” said Philippe Courtot, chairman and CEO, Qualys, Inc. “We are pleased to work with Google to get our scanner appliance certified and tightly integrated with GCP, helping customers embed security within their digital transformation initiatives.”

Qualys is working with GCP to help make it easier for organisations to improve the security of their journey to the cloud. The initial phase of this integrated development helps customers secure their GCE elastic-cloud infrastructure. Subsequent phases will extend beyond GCE to provide customers with total visibility and security of complete cloud infrastructure.

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