SecureState partners with Qualys for cloud-based security and compliance

SecureState announced a partnership with Qualys. Under the partnership, SecureState will offer IT security and compliance cloud services from Qualys while providing its security expertise and consultation services to facilitate regulatory compliance and enterprise-wide vulnerability management.

SecureState, an Approved Scanning Vendor (ASV) and Qualified Security Assessor (QSA), will use QualysGuard’s PCI Compliance cloud service to provide clients with ASV scanning services as well as automated submission of Self-Assessment Questionnaire (SAQ) worksheets.

In addition, SecureState will use the QualysGuard cloud platform and integrated suite of applications to provide Enterprise Vulnerability Management (EVM) solutions for its clients.

Together, Qualys and SecureState will provide:

PCI ASV Scans: SecureState, as an Approved Scanning Vendor, uses Qualys’ QualysGuard PCI Compliance solution to perform PCI ASV Scans for their clients. SecureState provides PCI Guidance as well as attestation to passing ASV scans, while Qualys provides the scanning engine. This approach allows for an all-in-one PCI compliance package.

Automated submission of SAQ: Qualys’ QualysGuard PCI solution is packaged with automated SAQ submission functionality. SecureState, as a Qualified Security Assessor Company, works directly with the client in order to fill out the SAQ in a manner which meets PCI compliance. Upon completion, the entire process of submission to the merchant bank is automated through QualysGuard PCI Cloud Based Service engine.

Enterprise Vulnerability Management: SecureState uses the QualysGuard integrated suite of applications, including vulnerability management, policy compliance, web application scanning, and malware detection, to provide EVM solutions to its clients. SecureState takes the entire pain away from organizations wishing to implement EVM program by assisting with the development of the entire program, which includes anything from business requirements and SLAs to the remediation of vulnerabilities.

“Secure State has a strong consulting practice with deep knowledge and experience working with companies and government agencies to deploy comprehensive security and vulnerability management programs,” said Philippe Courtot, chairman and CEO for Qualys. “We are looking forward to working with them as they bring the QualysGuard services to their clients to help them effectively protect against the evolving threat landscape and expedite compliance.”

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