Qualys new Cloud Agent Gateway boosts visibility across the network

CAG Service simplifies large-scale deployments across on-prem and hybrid cloud environments

Courtot: Today’s digital business requires that organisations achieve continuous security and compliance visibility that scales across all environments.
Courtot: Today’s digital business requires that organisations achieve continuous security and compliance visibility that scales across all environments.

Qualys has unveiled a new Cloud Agent Gateway (CAG), an extension of its Cloud Agent Platform that simplifies large-scale deployments across on-prem and hybrid cloud environments.

Qualys Cloud Agent Gateway (CAG) Service is a cluster of virtual appliances managed from the Qualys Cloud Platform designed to securely connect agents deployed across various platforms, including OT environments and restricted on-premises networks, to the Qualys Cloud Platform. Customers can securely connect Cloud Agent traffic to a CAG virtual appliance located within restricted or sensitive on-premises networks, enabling the extension of Cloud Agent deployments into sensitive environments like DMZs in highly locked down data centres and industrial networks where direct internet access is restricted.

CAG also reduces the bandwidth demands of large-scale cloud agent deployments or deploying agents across smaller networks such as branch offices. By caching updates, manifests and patches for distribution to Cloud Agents, customers can avoid the cost and complexity of using a commercial secure web gateway to do so, and utilise the benefits and lower total cost of ownership (TCO) of Qualys cloud-delivered security products.

“Today’s digital business requires that organisations achieve continuous security and compliance visibility that scales across all environments without disrupting the larger business,” said Philippe Courtot, Chairman and CEO, Qualys. “Qualys Cloud Agent Gateway enables our customers to do so by extending Cloud Agent deployments across operational and restricted parts of their networks, and with drastically reduced bandwidth usage and costs.”

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