Monitor cloud services for compliance, security from a single view

Monitor cloud services for compliance, security from a single view

Moving to the cloud is supposed to reduce the headaches for IT administrators, but often it has the opposite effect of increasing their workload, especially around security and visibility. Not only do they have to make sure on-premises systems adhere to regulatory compliance, but that their cloud services do as well.

Security specialist Qualys addresses these issues of security and visibility with its new app framework, CloudView, which complements existing Qualys services for security, compliance and threat intelligence with real-time monitoring of all enterprise cloud services from a single dashboard.

“Accelerated cloud adoption requires new adaptive security solutions that support fast-moving digital transformation efforts,” said Philippe Courtot, Qualys CEO, in a statement. “Our new CloudView and its apps add unparalleled visibility and continuous security of all cloud workloads to provide customers complete cloud security in a single, integrated platform and drastically reduce their spend.”

Qualys said the new app framework is part of the Qualys Cloud Platform that provides InfoSec and DevSecOps teams a “single pane of glass” view of security and compliance across cloud infrastructures.

CloudView includes a Cloud Inventory app that allows for monitoring of public cloud providers—Amazon, Microsoft and Google—through their native security and reporting APIs. IT staff can use it to examine locations, layouts and security groups to unearth security problems.

There’s also Cloud Security Assessment, which automates security monitoring against industry standards to uncover potential issues such as misconfigurations, non-standard deployments and improper access. It also checks against regulatory mandates such as PCI-DSS, NIST and HIPAA. The app also supports REST APIs for integration with other enterprise tools and software.

Qualys CloudView will be available in beta for Amazon Web Services (AWS) in Q4 2017, with future versions expected to support other cloud services, including Microsoft Azure and Google Cloud.