Qualys today announced it has released Qualys Container Security (CS).
CS is a new cloud app that enables customers to build continuous security into their global container deployments and DevOps processes at any scale. The app also integrates the results into one unified view of their global hybrid IT security and compliance posture, breaking down silos and lowering ownership cost.
Built on the Qualys Cloud Platform, the new Qualys CS App delivers customers a container-ready security and compliance solution that extends visibility to container environments and incorporates continuous visibility across the DevOps and CI/CD toolchain with that of existing traditional virtualization environments. Qualys CS performs inventory and real-time tracking of changes to containers deployed across on-premises and elastic cloud environments and extends vulnerability detection and policy compliance checks to the image registries, containers and hosts.
“As businesses prioritize more responsive and adaptable IT, organizations need tools that optimize a variety of management demands to keep up with the pace of IT innovation,” said Scott Crawford, Research Director, 451 Research. “Qualys’ cloud platform strategy helps its customers meet many of these challenges, leveraging its early leadership in security offered as-a-service to consolidate and simplify the user experience across applications that address the security of new IT, including infrastructure deployed as containers and the automation that characterizes DevOps.”
By integrating Qualys CS into their DevOps toolchain, organizations can identify and remediate risks early in development cycles and reduce those risks created by open development methods and their inherent sprawl. Security teams can participate in the DevOps process to gate vulnerable images entering the system, while developers get actionable data to remediate vulnerabilities. Qualys’ high-accuracy vulnerability scanning also reduces the pain of clearing false-positives and allows security teams to focus on identifying and remediating actual risks.
“Containers are becoming an accelerator of the digital transformation and container security is now front and centre,” said Philippe Courtot, chairman and CEO of Qualys, Inc. “Our new Container Security App is designed to help customers transparently extend their continuous security and compliance capabilities into new cloud workloads through the use of DevOps and containers, allowing them to build security into their digital transformation initiatives.”
Qualys Container Security is available today. Annual subscription pricing begins at $995 per host.