Qualys makes IT asset discovery and inventory app available for free

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Security and compliance specialist Qualys is announcing today that it's making its Global IT Asset Discovery and Inventory app available to all businesses for free.

With the app users can automatically create a continuous, real-time inventory of known and unknown assets across a global IT footprint. The assets can be anything from on-premises, endpoints, multi-cloud, mobile, containers, OT and IoT.

It also allows automatic classification, normalization, and categorization of assets to ensure clean, reliable, and consistent data. In-depth asset details provide fine-grained visibility on the system, services, installed software, network, and users.

There's the ability to search across millions of assets and have full visibility of any device in seconds. The app can instantly detect any device that connects to company networks, using a passive scanning technology. When an unknown device gets detected, users can install a light-weight Qualys self-updating agent to turn the device into a managed device or launch a vulnerability scan.

"As we know, it is difficult, if not impossible, to secure what we do not know or cannot see," says Philippe Courtot, chairman and CEO of Qualys. "It is with great pleasure and at the suggestion of members of our CTO/CISO advisory board and many of our beta users, that we have decided to offer the core of our groundbreaking Global IT Asset Discovery and Inventory app as a free service for the community at large."

The announcement has been welcomed by the Cloud Security Alliance. "As the recognized authority for cloud security best practices around the world, we are always advocating for strategic shifts in policies to improve the security of the global compute ecosystem. The principle of maximum IT asset visibility is a fundamental prerequisite to improving our security posture, and we recommend this game-changing philosophy to our 95,000+ members," says Jim Reavis, CEO and co-founder of the Cloud Security Alliance. "Qualys Global IT Asset Discovery and Inventory is a scalable but easy-to-use app that gives members and the community at large 100 percent, near real-time visibility across their global hybrid environments."

You can find out more and download the app on the Qualys site.

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