Qualys Adds Custom Assessment And Remediation To Its Cloud Platform 


Qualys unveiled Qualys Custom Assessment and Remediation, opening its Cloud Platform to give security architects access to custom scripts that can be natively integrated with other Qualys solutions.

This new solution reduces response time by empowering security teams to orchestrate workflows, secure custom applications, and take immediate action to counter threats like zero-day attacks lessening the need to rely on the IT operations teams.

Qualys Custom Assessment and Remediation opens the Qualys Platform for security architects allowing the creation of custom scripts in popular scripting languages, user-defined controls and automation, all seamlessly integrated within existing programs to quickly assess, respond and remediate threats across your global hybrid environment.

“Reducing mean time to respond (MTTR) is the key metric for managing security risk, but it requires having the right security tools in place to optimise efficiency. Qualys Custom Assessment and Remediation leverages the comprehensive capabilities of the Qualys Cloud Platform to speed up your ability to respond to a detected security issue. It provides centralised control while helping teams remediate issues within their existing tools and workflows, saving them from inefficient, costly out-of-band rework cycles,” said Melinda Marks, Senior Analyst, Enterprise Strategy Group.

Qualys Custom Assessment and Remediation enables security teams to:

Quickly Address Zero-Day Threats – The solution puts the power to rapidly respond to zero-day vulnerabilities directly in the hands of the security team by automating processes such as collecting and evaluating data, synthesising third-party threat intelligence feeds, and performing appropriate remediation actions, such as configuration changes, deleting suspicious files or deploying registry changes. The result is an accelerated MTTR, which is critical to containing an attack.

Secure and Audit Custom Applications – Security teams can add customised controls and processes, without IT intervention, for various organisational activities including remediation actions eliminating the need to reinvent new scripts. This improves efficiency and allows security practitioners time to focus on more strategic activities.

Tightly Integrate into Qualys VMDR Workflows – Scripts are seamlessly integrated into existing VMDR workflows via assignment of custom Qualys IDs and Control IDs, which increases efficiency.

Access a Centralised Library for Custom Scripts and Controls – The solution provides centralised control over custom scripts easily mapped into workflows, and it is secured by role-based access control (RBAC) as well as review and approval processes. Additionally, the deployment of scripts is simplified by using a centrally managed and customisable library of more than 50 popular reusable scripts to address common problems.