ORLANDO, Fla., Sept. 25, 2018 /PRNewswire/ -- Microsoft Ignite 2018, Booth #1737 -- Qualys, Inc. (NASDAQ: QLYS), a pioneer and leading provider of cloud-based security and compliance solutions, today announced a new integration with Microsoft Azure Stack that provides a single-pane view of the security and compliance posture of Microsoft Azure infrastructure and user workloads.
Azure customers can now assess the vulnerability and compliance posture of Azure Stack's control plane infrastructure, and get the advisory published by Microsoft Azure. In addition, this integration unifies security visibility across Microsoft Azure and Azure Stack.
Azure Stack customers can either deploy Qualys Virtual Scanner Appliances directly from the Azure Stack Marketplace or deploy Qualys Cloud Agents as an extension while spinning up new virtual machines, enabling them to easily detect and identify vulnerable systems and applications across Azure's hybrid cloud model.
"As cloud providers extend into datacenters with more heterogeneous systems, they further blur boundaries and provide more mobility across those lines," said Fernando Montenegro, Senior Analyst, 451 Research. "Users need to be aware of how shared security responsibility also permeates these boundaries, and how this requires them to maintain certain security practices in the cloud while having equal flexibility to do so on the infrastructure within their premises."
"Microsoft has raised the bar by delivering a consistent experience between Azure's public cloud and private cloud," said Philippe Courtot, chairman and CEO, Qualys. "By building security and compliance into the Azure Stack we now extend visibility and security seamlessly across Microsoft Azure's hybrid cloud model."
"Verified compliance assessment for Azure Stack infrastructure is now a reality thanks to the integration of Azure Stack with Qualys," said Vijay Tewari, Partner Group Program Manager for Azure Stack, Microsoft. "This provides the transparency and assurance that customers require."
About Qualys Cloud Platform
As a revolutionary cloud-based architecture, the Qualys Cloud Platform offers customers a unified view of IT, security and compliance across on-premises assets, endpoints, clouds, containers and web applications, drastically reducing the cost and complexity of managing multiple security vendors.
The Qualys Cloud Platform currently delivers 18 fully integrated centrally managed and self-updating best of breed security and compliance solutions. By automatically gathering and analyzing security and compliance data from IT assets anywhere in one single-pane view, the Qualys Cloud Platform gives customers the scalability, visibility, accuracy and breadth of capabilities to fight cyber attacks and build security into their digital transformation initiatives.
Qualys, Inc. (NASDAQ: QLYS) is a pioneer and leading provider of cloud-based security and compliance solutions with over 10,300 customers in more than 130 countries, including a majority of each of the Forbes Global 100 and Fortune 100. Qualys helps organizations streamline and consolidate their security and compliance solutions in a single platform and build security into digital transformation initiatives for greater agility, better business outcomes and substantial cost savings. The Qualys Cloud Platform and its integrated Cloud Apps deliver businesses critical security intelligence continuously, enabling them to automate the full spectrum of auditing, compliance and protection for IT systems and web applications on premises, on endpoints and elastic clouds. Founded in 1999 as one of the first SaaS security companies, Qualys has established strategic partnerships with leading managed service providers and consulting organizations including Accenture, BT, Cognizant Technology Solutions, Deutsche Telekom, DXC Technologies, Fujitsu, HCL Technologies, IBM, Infosys, NTT, Optiv, SecureWorks, Tata Communications, Verizon and Wipro. The company is also a founding member of the Cloud Security Alliance. For more information, please visit http://www.qualys.com.
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