Qualys Releases Integration with Cyber-Ark’s Privileged Identity Management Suite
Redwood Shores, Calif. and Newton, Mass., October 4, 2010 – Qualys®, Inc., the leading provider of on demand IT security risk and compliance management solutions, and Cyber-Ark® Software, the leading global software provider for protecting critical applications, identities and information, today announced QualysGuard® integration with Cyber-Ark’s Privileged Identity Management (PIM) Suite. With this integration, customers can store and manage credentials required by authenticated vulnerability and compliance scans within their own networks directly in the Cyber-Ark Enterprise Password Vault® (EPV), part of the PIM Suite. This allows better management of the administrator credentials in a collaborative environment, while providing QualysGuard the ability to more easily conduct trusted scans.
The QualysGuard IT Security and Compliance Suite uses a Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) architecture to automate the process of vulnerability management and policy compliance. Cyber-Ark PIM Suite secures, manages and monitors all privileged accounts and activities associated with datacenter management – on premise or in the cloud.
With the new integration, users can configure QualysGuard to access IT systems’ privileged credentials directly from the Cyber-Ark’s PIM in order to conduct automated trusted scans. With Cyber-Ark’s PIM Suite, the privileged credentials are securely protected and periodically changed to meet corporate security policies and comply with regulations. The joint solution protects access to company data, while expanding the coverage of the security scans, providing a more complete, accurate view of IT security and compliance.
“Companies are increasingly turning toward the benefits of cloud computing solutions,” said Udi Mokady, president and CEO of Cyber-Ark Software. “The QualysGuard integration with Cyber-Ark’s PIM Suite protects access to credentials data of IT systems while allowing customers to scan their networks to get a comprehensive picture of their enterprise security and get the full benefits of a cloud-based service.”
“Trusted or authenticated scanning became the only practical way to have a comprehensive, up-to-date view of IT assets and to identify misconfigurations, missing patches and other security issues,” said Philippe Courtot, chairman and CEO for Qualys. “This integration allows corporations to leverage Cyber-Ark’s privileged identity management capabilities to run trusted scans thus removing the obstacle of providing these credentials to Qualys.”