Qualys Inc enters into an agreement for acquisition of TotalCloud platform

Sumedh Thakar, president and Chief Executive Officer of Qualys

Qualys Inc, a pioneer and leading provider of disruptive cloud-based IT, security and compliance solutions, announced it has entered into an agreement to acquire TotalCloud, a cloud workflow management and no-code automation platform. 

This acquisition will strengthen Qualys’ Cloud Security solution for clients to build user-defined workflows for custom policies and execute them on-demand for security and compliance.

Qualys Inc to harness the TotalCloud platform

To implement a workflow in a multi-cloud environment, users drag and drop componentised blocks to build a flow of actions to achieve an output like a compliance check or remediation. 

“With the accelerating adoption of cloud technologies, organisations are looking for ways to simplify cloud security visibility and remediation with easy to automate workflows.”

“The acquisition of TotalCloud will allow Qualys to bring visual cloud remediation workflow technology to the Qualys Cloud Platform, underscoring our continued innovation in Cloud Security,” said Sumedh Thakar, president and Chief Executive Officer of Qualys. 

Due to the vast number and varied behavior of the APIs in multi-cloud environments, it is hard for customers to build automation to control security, utilisation, inventory, and remediation.

The TotalCloud technology will allow Qualys customers to build cloud workflows easily.

  • Automate daily tasks from simple asset tagging to complex scenarios in multiple cloud services and actions like generating alerts when a virtual machine instance has a public IP address, excessive permissions and exploitable vulnerabilities. 
  • Integrate existing tools such as ServiceNow, Jira and Splunk into cloud workflows to automate alerting, change management, asset tagging, analytics and more. 
  • Trigger actions across various Qualys apps, such as automatically starting a vulnerability scan when a new virtual machine instance is detected.

“We are excited to welcome TotalCloud employees, including its founder Pradeep Kumar, to the Qualys family,” continued Thakar.