The New QualysGuard SSL Dashboard Provides Comprehensive Checks Including for "Heartbleed"
REDWOOD SHORES, CA--(Marketwired - Apr 22, 2014) - Qualys, Inc. (
This month's Heartbleed bug awakened the world to the importance of a healthy SSL public key infrastructure to the proper functioning of the Internet. Yet, despite the continued high growth in SSL traffic, organizations often leave life-cycle management of SSL certificates to spreadsheets, which are labor intensive and error prone, or standalone software solutions, which must be deployed and managed. This creates the risk of a security breach or of a poor customer experience when invalid, expired or otherwise faulty certificates remain in use.
"As our web presence grew organically, we risked losing visibility into the health of our SSL certificate base," said Jonathan Trull, CISO, State of Colorado. "Qualys' ability to bring all SSL data into a single place makes it easy for us to take control and efficiently manage the certificate lifecycle."
"It is time for companies to mature the management of their SSL assets," said Pete Lindstrom, Research Director, IDC. "At a minimum, problems with certificates create a corporate reputation issue as customers encounter security warnings, but poor certificate management can also lead to real security exposure as we have seen in the ongoing response to Heartbleed."
Because Qualys stores and indexes a customer's scan results in its cloud platform, there is no need to re-scan networks specifically to collect SSL data. The dashboard provides the following capabilities:
In addition, customers subscribing to the QualysGuard Continuous Monitoring (CM) service can set up alerts based on SSL certificate information, such as expired/days until expiration, self-signed certificates, name of Certificate Authority, weak key size and other validity measures.
"The SSL public key infrastructure underpins the security of internet traffic and e-commerce," said Wolfgang Kandek, CTO of Qualys. "We developed the SSL Dashboard to help our customers scale and automate the security management of this core component of their growing web infrastructure."
Please visit www.qualys.com/heartbleed/ for more information on how to use the new dashboard to help identify certificates that should be revoked because of Heartbleed.
Upcoming Webinar on Heartbleed Recovery
On Thursday, April 24, 2014 at 10 AM PDT, Qualys will host a webcast entitled "A Post-Mortem on Heartbleed -- What Worked and What Didn't," featuring Qualys CTO Wolfgang Kandek and State of Colorado CISO Jonathan Trull, and will cover the Heartbleed bug, recovery strategies and how the State of Colorado responded to this critical vulnerability. Those interested can register at www.qualys.com/heartbleedwebcast/.
About QualysGuard Cloud Platform
The QualysGuard Cloud Platform and its integrated suite of security and compliance solutions help provide organizations of all sizes with a global view of their security and compliance posture, while reducing their total cost of ownership. The QualysGuard Cloud Suite, which includes Vulnerability Management, Continuous Monitoring, Web Application Scanning, Malware Detection Service, Web Application Firewall, Policy Compliance, PCI Compliance, Questionnaire and Qualys SECURE Seal, enables customers to automatically identify their IT assets, collect and analyze large amounts of IT security data, discover and prioritize vulnerabilities and malware, recommend remediation actions and verify the implementation of such actions.
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