BeyondTrust and Qualys announced a technology partnership to integrate QualysGuard with BeyondTrust’s PowerBroker for Unix Servers. The integration will enable customers to manage user access and privileges while expanding the coverage of security scans for a more complete, accurate view of IT security and compliance.
The QualysGuard IT Security and Compliance Suite uses a SaaS model to automate the process of vulnerability management and policy compliance via remote authenticated scanning without the use of agents.
PowerBroker enables system administrators to delegate privileges and authorization without disclosing root passwords – preventing misuse of privileges on desktops and servers in heterogeneous IT environments.
The new integration enables customers to use PowerBroker root delegation functionality for authenticated vulnerability and compliance scans on Unix systems. This allows system administrators to better manage access while scanning their environments as they can delegate privileges and authorization and record all interactions, including key-stroke information, for auditing purposes.
“Qualys has more than 5,000 customers and is nearly an industry standard for vulnerability management and policy compliance solutions,” said John Mutch, CEO of BeyondTrust. “Our development teams have worked closely together to meet the needs of our joint customers who requested an enterprise class privilege authorization solution as they use QualysGuard for vulnerability management and IT compliance.”
“Customers that have already standardized their root delegation on PowerBroker can now leverage this integration in QualysGuard to improve the management of access to systems while scanning for vulnerabilities and compliance checks on a global scale,” said Philippe Courtot chairman and CEO of Qualys.