An effective vulnerability management program requires effective tooling.
Customers need an integrated solution that will support all stages of the vulnerability lifecycle, from vulnerability detection all the way to risk evaluation and ultimately remediation.
Modern IT environments are both massive and complex. Even smaller organizations have thousands of assets connected to their network, with cloud and container solutions creating a rapidly changing IT landscape.
Staying on top of vulnerabilities is challenging, and effective vulnerability management programs often rely on multiple best-of-breed technologies to detect, log, evaluate, prioritize, assign and report vulnerabilities.
Whether you need a single technology or need to integrate multiple tools, depends on the complexity of the environment and the requirements. Consider this conceptual illustration of a vulnerability management main process:
This same process may be implemented differently in two different scenarios, as exemplified below.
Example A: sub-enterprise
In this case, a single tool like Qualys VMDR will be able to support the entire process.
Appropriately implemented, Qualys can:
Example B: enterprise
In this case, the architecture will probably involve multiple best-of-breed technologies, such as:
The point is that Qualys has the capabilities to be the only vulnerability management technology in your environment, or in concerted integration with multiple, specialized systems. It all depends on the complexity and requirements.
Whether you need one setup or the other, NorthX can work with your team to design and implement the best solution.
NorthX is a Value Added Service partner to Qualys, and our role is to make it easy to be a Qualys customer.
Procurement can be complicated, and part of our value-add is to guide and assist you through your procurement-related governance.
Our strategy to become the preferred Qualys partner in the Nordics is to:
If you want to know how Qualys can help you secure your organization, get in touch for a product tour and free trial!
Founded in California in 1999, Qualys is a single-product software provider in the vulnerability management space, and is traded on Nasdaq (QLYS).
Today, Qualys is recognized as a top-three technical vulnerability management vendor.
The Qualys Cloud Platform is a modern software-as-a-service solution, where the backend runs in Qualys’ data centre. For European customers, Qualys is delivered out of the Frankfurt area which alleviate concerns about GDPR and the recent Schrems II ruling.
At the core of Qualys Cloud Platform is Vulnerability Management, Detection and Response: VMDR. VMDR covers most of the functionality required to perform good vulnerability management, including asset discovery and inventory, vulnerability scanning, real-time threat intelligence, scanning of external IP addresses and more.