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Qualys Virtual Scanner Appliance is Available in Google Cloud Launcher

Qualys, Inc., a provider of cloud-based security and compliance solutions, has extended its single-pane view of security and compliance posture into the Google Cloud Platform (GCP). Users can now scan their GCP workloads, along with all other global elastic-cloud and on-premise assets, from within the Qualys Cloud Platform.

The Qualys Virtual Scanner Appliance (QVSA) can be directly deployed from the Google Cloud Launcher to GCP, enabling GCP users to create QVSA instances for Google Compute Engine (GCE) across all GCP regions. They can also embed Qualys Cloud Agents into their GCE images for a continuous view of security and compliance state.

According to Qualys, organizations that deploy workloads in the cloud must expand their security practices to that infrastructure as part of a shared security responsibility model. QVSA for Compute Engine helps simplify deployment of Vulnerability Management, ThreatPROTECT, Web Application Scanning and Policy Compliance to those workloads. By utilizing Qualys sensors across Google Cloud, users can gain a view of their perimeter, which, combined with internal network scanning, creates continuous visibility and security of their workloads. 

Qualys is working with GCP to help make it easier for organizations to improve the security of their journey to the cloud. While the initial phase of this integrated development helps customers secure their GCE elastic-cloud infrastructure, subsequent phases will extend beyond GCE to provide customers with visibility and security of complete cloud infrastructure.

Read more about the Qualys Cloud Platform.

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