Context-based Web UI ushers in Qualys’ new SaaS platform

Qualys showcased its new UI for the QualysGuard IT Security and Compliance SaaS Suite, now available in beta for all customers.

The new context-based UI features interactive dashboards, streamlined workflows, actionable menus and filters with improved visual feedback, and it allows Qualys to migrate the QualysGuard services to Qualys’ next generation security as a service platform, announced earlier this year, in seamless manner without impacting the users’ experience.

The QualysGuard IT Security and Compliance Suite uses the SaaS model to deliver powerful services, including vulnerability management, policy compliance, PCI compliance, web application scanning (WAS) and malware detection – through a single web portal. QualysGuard Web Application Scanning is the first application in the Suite that is fully migrated to the new platform, and the rest will follow over the next 12 months.

The new UI is part of Qualys’ next generation security as a service platform, based on a Java-based infrastructure. The UI integrates with the platform’s backend via a standard JSON API and Web Services API, providing the interface to all Qualys IT security and compliance applications.

The new platform will also provide mobile interfaces to the appropriate mobile devices – adapting to the user and device. With the new UI, customers can more easily navigate, conduct scans, analyze results, remediate vulnerabilities and create useful, customizable reports.

“Our SaaS model allows us to deliver additional security and compliance applications at a much rapid pace and at a much lower cost than traditional enterprise solutions,” said Philippe Courtot, chairman and CEO for Qualys. “While providing a more powerful and more interactive user experience, our new Web 2.0 UI allows us to deliver a ground breaking user-role-based view that presents meaningful information in a relevant manner to the various enterprise stakeholders. It has also been architected to provide a seamless migration for users to our new Java based back-end as they now can flip at a click of a mouse from the old UI to the new UI and vice versa.”

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