Milan, Italy – September 20, 2023 – Qualys, Inc (NASDAQ: QLYS) a pioneer and leading provider of disruptive cloud-based IT, security and compliance solutions today announced it will open a new shared cloud platform (SCP) in Italy hosting Qualys’ cyber risk management portfolio. This new shared platform aligns with the country’s National Cybersecurity Perimeter (NCSP) cloud strategy and will allow Qualys customers in Italy to meet privacy requirements by storing data locally.
Qualys is committed to helping organizations meet the Italian cloud strategy requirements and supports the Italian government’s National Recovery and Resilience Plan (NRRP) for modernization and digitization. The new Qualys cloud infrastructure removes the potential barrier of data sovereignty issues for Italian customers while providing reduced latency, increased reliability, and faster service.
Alberto Manfredi, Country Leader & President of Cloud Security Alliance Italy, stated, “Qualys is in active pursuit of authorization from the National Cybersecurity Agency (ACN) for its shared cloud platform in Italy. This endeavour is expected to culminate in a CSA STAR certification, representing a significant outcome of our independent research efforts. Such accomplishments are made feasible through the unwavering backing of our global network of expert volunteers and esteemed corporate collaborators like Qualys.”
The Qualys Italian SCP powers Qualys’ suite of integrated solutions for reducing cyber risk including:
- VMDR (Vulnerability Management, Detection & Response) to discover, assess, prioritize, and remediate critical vulnerabilities across the extended enterprise in real time, leveraging accurate risk scoring with Qualys TruRisk.™
- Patch Management to streamline and accelerate vulnerability patching to effectively remediate IT systems.
- TotalCloud is a real-time AI-powered Cloud Native Application Protection Platform (CNAPP) solution. It provides unified vulnerability, threat, and posture management, from development to runtime allowing Italian companies to start secure and stay secure as they transition to the cloud.
- Unified Endpoint Protection Platforms (EPP) and Endpoint Detection and Response (EDR) solution to defend endpoints from malware and ransomware.
“We take pride in our expanded commitment to the Italian market. The Qualys shared platform, built on a cloud-native architecture, offers a robust and scalable experience, simplifying integration and providing unified capabilities and dashboards that help organizations reduce cyber risk,” said Dilip Bachwani, chief technology officer and senior vice president of the Qualys Cloud Platform. “The SCP is fully compliant with ACN’s cloud security standards (Resolution No. 307) and actively supports cloud adoption within the Public Administration, Critical Infrastructure, Commercial, and Industrial Enterprises sectors.”