Qualys Cloud Platform
A Continuous View of Your Security & Compliance
Cloud Scanning Architecture
1+ Billion IP Scans/Audits a Year Resulting in 400+ Billion Security Events
98% Uptime and Availability
99.99966% Six Sigma Scanning Accuracy
Qualys sensors, a core service of the Qualys Cloud Plaform, make it easy to extend your security throughout your global enterprise. These sensors, which can be in the form of appliances or lightweight agents, are remotely deployable, centrally managed and self updating. They collect the data and automatically beam it up to the Qualys Cloud Platform, which has the computing power to continuously analyze and correlate the information in order to help you identify threats and eliminate vulnerabilities.
Qualys Internet Scanners
Qualys' Internet Scanners provide fast and efficient external scanning. Qualys hosts a collection of Internet Scanners optimized to scan publicly facing devices globally via the Internet. In this manner, Qualys scans and processes security audits in parallel for optimum speed of operations. The inference-based scanning engine employs an un-trusted approach for greater accuracy and scalability, delivering both accurate results and scalable performance.
PERIMETER & INTERNAL SCANNING
Qualys Cloud Agents
Qualys Cloud Agents provide an entirely new security assessment platform that can scale to handle millions of devices. These lightweight agents (3MB) can be installed anywhere — including any host such as a laptop, desktop, server or virtual machine. Qualys Cloud Agents extract and consolidate vulnerability and compliance data and update it continuously within the Qualys Cloud Platform for further analysis and correlation, thus providing a continuous view of the security compliance posture of the global network.
Qualys Scanner Appliances
Qualys Scanners are appliance versions of the Internet Remote Scanners. Scanners enable customers to bring Qualys' assessment capabilities to their internal networks. Installed in minutes and requiring no maintenance by the user, the hardened Linux appliance needs no special firewall configurations to obtain updates and new vulnerability signatures and perform scan jobs, returning results securely over a standard SSL-encrypted channel.
Qualys Virtual Scanner Appliances
Qualys’ software-based virtual scanner appliances arequalified to run on many of the most common virtualization and cloud platforms including VMware and Amazon EC2. These virtualized scanners supplement the current hardware-based Qualys Scanner Appliances. Like with the hardware-based scanners, customers can manage the virtual scanners from their Qualys accounts via a secure web interface, where all gathered scan data will be available for reporting and remediation. Installed in minutes and requiring no maintenance by the user, scanners needs no special configurations to obtain updates and new vulnerability signatures.
Cloud Platform Benefits
No Hardware to Buy or Maintain
There's nothing to install or manage. Support for operating and maintaining the solution falls squarely on Qualys.
Easily performs scans on geographically distributed and segmented networks both at the perimeter, behind the firewall, on dynamic cloud environments and endpoints.
Lower and Predictable TCO
Cloud Computing offers significant economic advantages with no capital expenditures, extra human resources or infrastructure or software to deploy and manage.
Comprehensive, Always Up-to-Date
Qualys has the largest KnowledgeBase of vulnerability signatures in the industry (18,000+) and performs over 1 billion IP scans/audits per year. Since Qualys is centrally managed, vulnerability and software updates are made in real-time. Learn more
Seamlessly add new coverage, users and services as you need them.
Qualys provides secure storage and processing of vulnerability data on an n-tiered architecture of load-balanced application servers. High availability, continuously monitored safe datacenters host physically and logically secure databases with encrypted data storage.