Qualys Adds Runtime Defense Capabilities and Automated Enforcement to its Container Security Solution

New solution brings deep visibility and runtime application protection across traditional server-based containers and newer container-as-a-service environments

Qualys, a pioneer and leading provider of disruptive cloud-based IT, security and compliance solutions, announced Container Runtime Security, which provides runtime defense capabilities for containerized applications.

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This revolutionary new approach instruments an extremely lightweight snippet of Qualys code into the container image, enabling policy-driven monitoring, detection and blocking of container behavior at runtime. This capability eliminates the need for cumbersome management of sidecar and privileged containers by security solutions that are difficult to manage and administer on host nodes and don’t work in container-as-a-service environments. Qualys Runtime Container Security, once instrumented in the image, will work within each container irrespective of where the container is instantiated and does not need any additional administration containers. This new solution addresses, in real time, container security use cases like critical file-access monitoring and blocking, network micro-segmentation, vulnerability and exploit mitigation, and virtual patching.

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“At Zoom, we continue to enhance our comprehensive security program that addresses prevention, detection and response capabilities across all types of workloads,” said Randolph Barr, Head of Security Operations at Zoom. “Enforcing security best practices, mitigating attacks and monitoring are key use cases for container runtime security. Qualys Container Runtime Security will be key to further extending our detection and response capabilities to containerized workloads running on any container infrastructure.”

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