Qualys launches Aussie Cloud to promote compliance requirements

Walter Manyati, Technical Director, ANZ at Qualys

Qualys, Inc., a pioneer and leading provider of cloud-based security and compliance solutions, announced the establishment of an Australian multi-tenant cloud platform.

The global leader also announced the deployment of its Qualys Australian Cloud to support its Australian customers, particularly those in the government and financial sectors. 

Customers will now benefit from the Qualys Cloud Platform’s modern, cloud-native, microservices-based architecture with the assuredness of data sovereignty and compliance.

The announcements further Qualys’ investment in the region, which includes a recent expansion in headcount and a focus on expanding its Australian channel program. 

Why Qualys deployment was welcomed in Australia

Walter Manyati, Technical Director, ANZ at Qualys had the following insights.

“The uptick in cyber incidents, especially those affecting the region’s critical infrastructure, has brought increased attention into cybersecurity from the Australian government.”

“The Qualys Cloud deployment in Australia is a response to and support for the country’s growing cybersecurity needs in the information age as remote work becomes a norm.”

“Local organizations can now leverage a singular, holistic platform to protect their most critical assets from sophisticated bad actors and comply with emerging cyber standards.”

Mark Hofman, Chief Technology Officer, CyberCX had the following insights.

“The launch of Qualys’ Australian Cloud is a step-change for Qualys’ Australian business.”

“It removes the potential barriers of data sovereignty, which means more organizations from the public and private sector will be able to realize the benefits of the Qualys Cloud Platform.”

“We look forward to the opportunities that the launch will bring to our customers.”

The Australian Cyber Security Centre’s (ACSC) yearly incidents report recently revealed a significant increase in attacks on critical infrastructure and essential services.

Some of the most hit over the past year were health care, food distribution, and energy sectors. As a result, the local Australian cyber market has grown over 9% annually, with the expectation that it will have the potential to triple in size over the next decade. 

What you need to know about Qualys

Qualys, Inc. is a pioneer and leading provider of disruptive cloud-based IT, security and compliance solutions with over 19,000 active customers in more than 130 countries, including a majority of each of the Forbes Global 100 and Fortune 100.

Qualys helps organizations streamline and consolidate their security and compliance solutions in a single platform and build security into digital transformation initiatives for greater agility, better business outcomes, and substantial cost savings.