Qualys and Ivanti Announce Expanded Partnership

Qualys Vulnerability Management Detection Response (VMDR) Platform streamlines the detection and patching of vulnerabilities, from the endpoint to the data.

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Ivanti and Qualys have expanded their partnership to provide for the integration of Ivanti Patch Management technology within the Qualys VMDR (Vulnerability Management Detection Response) platform. The next phase of the integration will allow Qualys customers to patch MacOS systems, as well as over 70 third-party Mac applications, directly through Qualys VMDR.

Sumedh Thakar, Qualys
Sumedh Thakar, Qualys

The Ivanti and Qualys partnership provides for tight integration of Ivanti Patch Management into Qualys VMDR to automate and simplify the patch remediation process. As a result, customers will be able to quickly detect vulnerabilities, from endpoint to data centre, and automatically deploy expertly pre-tested Mac patches across dozens of third-party applications. Current Microsoft patch coverage includes both security and non-security content for all supported products, operating systems, and applications, including Microsoft Office. The Ivanti patch catalog is one of the industry’s most comprehensive catalogs currently securing over 180 million endpoints globally.

“Ivanti’s expanded partnership with Qualys further underscores our mission to help deliver end-to-end security solutions,” said Nayaki Nayyar, Executive Vice President and Chief Product Officer, Ivanti. “Our recently announced Ivanti Neurons platform powers security teams with advanced automation capabilities to discover, prioritise, remediate vulnerabilities and self-heal endpoints and edge devices.”

“The seamless integration of Ivanti and Qualys technologies in VMDR takes endpoint security to the next level,” said Sumedh Thakar, President and Chief Product Officer, Qualys. “By extending Ivanti’s leading patch management technology from Windows to Mac, Qualys VMDR now orchestrates the entire process of discovery, prioritization and patching of critical vulnerabilities in real time across hybrid IT environments including macOS devices. Furthermore, it allows us to bridge IT and SecOps workflows to more efficiently secure and manage today’s explosion of remote workers.”

Qualys VMDR provides an all-in-one cloud-based app that automates the entire vulnerability management cycle across on-premises, endpoints, cloud, mobile, containers, OT and IoT environments – significantly accelerating the ability for organisations to respond to threats and prevent breaches. Deployment for the cloud-based app is easy, and pricing is asset based, which makes it simple to procure. Ivanti Patch Management technology is available today as an integrated component of Qualys VMDR.

Ivanti Patch Management technology for OEM partners, marketed as Ivanti Security Controls SDK, is provided to partners through a series of SDKs that allow rapid integration of a complete patch management solution into existing security solutions. These SDKs cover the patch management life cycle from endpoint assessment to patch packaging to patch deployment. This allows partners to deliver a full application security solution with patch content that covers Windows OS, MacOS and Linux variants as well as thousands of third-party applications. Whether a partner’s solution is supporting customers in the cloud, on-premise or in the datacenter, Ivanti Security Controls SDKs allow OEM partners to deliver world class agent-based and agentless patching across completely heterogenous environments.

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