Qualys Announces VMDR 2.0

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Qualys has unveiled Qualys Vulnerability Management, Detection and Response (VMDR) 2.0. The new cloud-based solution gives unprecedented insights into an organisation’s unique risk posture along with the ability to use drag and drop workflows to orchestrate responses.

The doubling of disclosed vulnerabilities over the last five years, the speed at which vulnerabilities are weaponised, and the cyber talent shortage, have left teams struggling to wade through a mountain of vulnerabilities with no way to fix them all. Security and IT teams need a new systematic approach to cut through the noise and prioritise fixing the most critical vulnerabilities that will reduce risk in their environment.

Qualys VMDR 2.0 provides insight security and IT teams need to focus on the vulnerabilities that genuinely reduce risk. Qualys beta customers with the TruRisk capability enabled prioritized on average 28% fewer critical vulnerabilities across a sample size of 2.6 million assets and 74 million detections. Simultaneously, they were able to reduce risk on average by 23% and in some cases as high as 50%.

“Cyber risk is becoming part of the business risk equation. Even the most advanced organisations can’t patch all the threats they uncover, which increasingly includes poorly misconfigured services,” said Michelle Abraham, research director at IDC. “Organisations must prioritise efforts that result in the maximum reduction of risk. Qualys’s approach to cyber risk management considers multiple factors like vulnerabilities and misconfigured systems, so organisations can focus on fixes that reduce their overall risk.”

Qualys VMDR with TruRisk offers risk-based vulnerability management for unprecedented insights into an organisation’s unique risk posture to prioritise its most critical vulnerabilities across hybrid environments. The solution helps security and IT teams increase efficiency and save time by providing shared context and the ability to create drag and drop workflows to automate time-consuming vulnerability management operational processes including vulnerability assessment of ephemeral cloud assets, alerting, and prioritization.

“In this era of increasing attacks and board-level attention on cyber resiliency, efficiently managing cyber risk is more important than ever,” said Sumedh Thakar, President and CEO of Qualys. “With VMDR 1.0, we innovated by bringing the four core elements of vulnerability management into a seamless workflow to help organizations efficiently respond to threats. We’re changing the game again with VMDR 2.0 allowing organizations to kickoff remediation workflows for vulnerability management tasks, prioritize remediation on the critical issues that reduce risk, and streamline responses and integrations with ITSM solutions like ServiceNow.”

Qualys VMDR with TruRisk will be available in late June.

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