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Qualys to acquire TotalCloud

Qualys announced it has entered into an agreement to acquire TotalCloud, a cloud workflow management and no-code automation platform.

user icon Nastasha Tupas
Tue, 10 Aug 2021
Qualys to acquire TotalCloud
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This acquisition is designed to further strengthen Qualys’ Cloud Security solution, allowing customers to build user-defined workflows for custom policies and execute them on-demand for simplified security and compliance.

Organisations are looking for ways to simplify cloud security visibility and remediation with easy to automate workflows, according to Sumedh Thakar, president and CEO of Qualys.

"The acquisition of TotalCloud will allow Qualys to bring visual cloud remediation workflow technology to the Qualys Cloud Platform, underscoring our continued innovation in Cloud Security," Thakar said.

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Due to the vast number and varied behaviour of the APIs involved in multi-cloud environments, building automation to control security, utilisation, inventory, and remediation has been a challenge for organisations.

Designed to operate in drag and drop componentised blocks, in order to build any flow of actions to achieve a particular output, such as a compliance check or remediation.

The TotalCloud technology will be designed to allow Qualys customers to build cloud workflows that can automate day-to-day tasks from simple asset tagging to complex scenarios involving multiple cloud services and actions – such as generating an alert when a virtual machine instance has a public IP address, excessive permissions and exploitable vulnerabilities.

Trigger actions across various Qualys apps, such as automatically starting a vulnerability scan when a new virtual machine instance is detected.

Integrate existing tools such as ServiceNow, Jira and Splunk into cloud workflows to automate alerting, change management, asset tagging and analytics.

“We are excited to welcome TotalCloud employees, including its founder Pradeep Kumar, to the Qualys family,” Thakar added.

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Nastasha Tupas

Nastasha Tupas

Nastasha is a Journalist at Momentum Media, she reports extensively across veterans affairs, cyber security and geopolitics in the Indo-Pacific. She is a co-author of a book titled The Stories Women Journalists Tell, published by Penguin Random House. Previously, she was a Content Producer at Verizon Media, a Digital Producer for Yahoo! and Channel 7, a Digital Journalist at Sky News Australia, as well as a Website Manager and Digital Producer at SBS Australia. Nastasha started her career in media as a Video Producer and Digital News Presenter at News Corp Australia.

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