Qualys Expands its Cloud-Based Offering for Security Consultants

Qualys, Inc., a leading provider of cloud-based security and compliance solutions, has unveiled two new packages in its popular Qualys Consultant suite for independent consultants, auditors and security firms. With these new packages, the company claims that this suite now offers multiple comprehensive security assessment tools in a centralized console, allowing consultants to consolidate their current toolsets and eliminate time spent manually installing, managing, and administering them.

Consultants can perform comprehensive security services and generate fully customizable and actionable reports by easily deploying pre-configured and self-updating Qualys scanners remotely or locally, directly from their laptops. The two new packages, highlighted below, help consultants collaboratively manage multiple client engagements more efficiently than ever before:

  • Qualys Consultant is a new affordable package providing a local virtual scanner aimed for the traveling consultant. It can easily be launched on a laptop and taken anywhere to perform vulnerability and Payment Card Industry (PCI) compliance assessment services from a local web console inside any client’s environment – with the same accuracy, cloud-based reporting and actionable results of the Qualys Cloud Platform. Qualys Consultant also features an optional Security Assessment Questionnaire (SAQ) module for third-party assessments.
  • Qualys Consultant Professional is a new package tailored for security firms that includes a centralized, cloud-based console and flexible scanner options. This allows teams of consultants to work across multiple client engagements and provide remote or local vulnerability and PCI compliance scanning, scheduling, reporting and remediation services. Additionally, powerful tools such as ThreatPROTECT, SAQ, Web Application Scanning, and Policy Compliance assessments are available.

“We are very pleased to bring to the market these new packages that deliver consultants and security firms a comprehensive solution at a much more affordable price than existing competing offerings,” said Philippe Courtot, chairman and CEO, Qualys, Inc.

The expanded Qualys Consultant offering enables consultants to scan any type of network without the hassle of setup or configuration, via three scanner options:

  • Offline Virtual Scanner – Scan directly from a laptop with a local web console.
  • Online Virtual Scanner – Scan and schedule with a centralized cloud-based console on any device by deploying an online virtual scanner.
  • Hybrid Virtual Scanner – Have the best of both worlds with online and offline virtual scanners.
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Chris Fernando

Chris N. Fernando is an experienced media professional with over two decades of journalistic experience. He is the Editor of Arabian Reseller magazine, the authoritative guide to the regional IT industry. Follow him on Twitter (@chris508) and Instagram (@chris2508).

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