Qualys and FireMon enable real-time network risk visibility
Posted on 22 April 2013.
Qualys and FireMon announced the integration of QualysGuard Vulnerability Management (VM) and FireMon Security Manager with Risk Analyzer in FireMonís upcoming 7.0 release.


This enables customers to analyse their security postures across large network security infrastructures, evaluate remediation efforts through attack simulation, and see the impact of their actions to reduce risk and meet compliance regulations.

Security organizations can now automate the real-time identification of assets that are truly at risk within their networks, and prioritize their remediation efforts to reduce the greatest amount of risk with the least amount of effort.

With the integration, QualysGuard VM provides information feeds for the full lifecycle of network auditing and vulnerability management, including network discovery and mapping, asset prioritization, vulnerability reporting correlated with known malwares and exploits, and remediation tracking according to business risk.

Leveraging the QualysGuard Cloud Platform, it offers the most comprehensive vulnerability KnowledgeBase in the industry and six sigma accuracy, and the scalability to scan across even the largest, most complex environments, for public or private cloud, and including network perimeters, DMZs and LANs.

FireMon Security Manager with Risk Analyzer is automatically updated with the latest QualysGuard VM scan results, and combined with Security Managerís real-time network configuration and topology knowledge, provides customers with the most comprehensive and real-time solution to identifying exactly what assets on their network are at truly at risk and which they should remediate first to reduce the greatest amount of risk

Philippe Courtot, Chairman and CEO of Qualys, commented: "As IT environments are becoming increasingly complex with critical assets with information residing in multiple locations inside or outside of the enterprise firewall, identifying critical vulnerabilities and prioritising their remediation on a continuous basis has become essential. Our integration with FireMon now allows us to provide a proactive attack simulation before hackers can get in.Ē

Jody Brazil, President and CTO of FireMon commented: "The integrated FireMon Security Manager with Risk Analyzer and QualysGuard Vulnerability Management solution empowers IT Security organisations to automate the identification of assets that are truly at risk, and to know their network risk posture is always updated in real-time. This enables customers to move to a risk-centric security operations model that enables them to proactively identify and patch or make unreachable important assets that could be exploited before attackers do."





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