Qualys extends VMDR to mobile devices with Android and iOS / iPadOS support – Help Net Security – Help Net Security


Qualys announced that it is extending Qualys Vulnerability Management, Detection and Response (VMDR) to mobile devices with Android and iOS / iPadOS support, providing an end-to-end solution for mobile device security.

Qualys’ all-in-one VMDR provides deep visibility to mobile devices, data security insights, proactive posture monitoring and automated response for all iOS and Android devices and installed apps – just like VMDR does this for on-premises computers, endpoints, clouds and containers, OT and IoT assets.

“The use of mobile devices as threat vectors has increased exponentially, especially during the pandemic due to the growth of the remote workforce. So, I’m happy to see Qualys bringing its exceptional Cloud Agent support to Android and iOS devices.

“Now I can extend my vulnerability management program to mobile devices and get the visibility I need to end mobile threats before they start,” said Suhail Muhammad, SOC manager, global organization. humanitarian aid.

Qualys VMDR for Mobile Devices provides:

  • Complete inventory of mobile devices and applications – Get a global view of all Android, iOS / iPadOS devices and apps installed in your business. Rich inventory provides detailed details on hundreds of mobile data points such as device type, OS version, installed apps, EOL status, device location, certificates CA, etc.
  • Ongoing vulnerability assessment – Qualys Lightweight Cloud Agent provides real-time visibility and assessment of device, operating system, application and network vulnerabilities using the industry’s most comprehensive signature database. Qualys automatically correlates vulnerabilities with the appropriate application versions, improving accuracy and eliminating the time required to manually find and map weaknesses.
  • Real-time configuration error monitoring – Grow your vulnerability management program by continuously monitoring critical mobile device configurations as recommended by the NSA and CIS best practices to ensure continued security (available Q2 2021).
  • Integrated response and patch orchestration – Correct and act on all risky mobile devices simultaneously, using wireless, out-of-the-box controls to uninstall or update vulnerable apps, alert users, reset or lock devices, change pass codes access, etc. Additionally, Qualys provides orchestration of responses, such as deploying updated app versions from the Google Play Store or uninstalling vulnerable apps to reduce remediation time.

“You can’t vouch for what you don’t know and can’t see; thus, an unsecured mobile device or application can put the entire business at risk, ”said Sumedh Thakar, interim CEO of Qualys.

“Powered by Qualys Cloud Platform licensed by FedRAMP, VMDR for Mobile Devices enables IT and security teams to continuously inventory all assets, including mobile devices and installed applications, obtaining information about vulnerabilities and errors configuration in the global environment, including servers, workstations and mobile devices. through a single window. “



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