Qualys today announced native integration between Qualys Cloud Agent technology and Microsoft Azure Security Center. The company said in a statement that it will provide continuous Vulnerability Assessment services for Microsoft Azure virtual assets from within Azure Security Center’s unified security management and monitoring service.
This integration allows Qualys customers to easily and automatically scan their Microsoft Azure environments, and incorporate those findings into their overall single view of security and compliance posture.
“By natively integrating Qualys Cloud Agents with Microsoft Azure, we allow customers to easily extend their security and compliance policies into the Azure platform” said Philippe Courtot, chairman and CEO at Qualys.
Qualys customers using this Microsoft Azure integration will be able to leverage Qualys Cloud Platform to gain a continuous, real-time view of vulnerable systems and associated vulnerabilities across Azure and all other environments.
“Azure Security Center helps organizations reduce the complexity of gaining visibility into security state, detecting threats, and tracking open security issues,” said Michal Braverman-Blunmenstyk, general manager of Azure Cybersecurity at Microsoft Corp. “By integrating with vulnerability assessment solutions from leading providers like Qualys, Security Center can provide a unified security view across a customer’s Azure workloads.”
This partnership allows customers to quickly identify vulnerable VMs from the Azure Security Center dashboard, then see deeper correlation, forensics and reporting details by switching directly to the Qualys management console for a continuous central view of IT security state across all global assets. Customers can use this data to assess the reported vulnerable systems, including on-premise servers, cloud virtual machines or laptops, and prioritize remediation using Qualys-provided analysis, and tracking accordingly with their operations team.