The challenges of managing the modern external attack surface

Qualys recently added External Attack Surface Management (EASM) capabilities to the Qualys Cloud Platform.

In this interview for Help Net Security, Kunal Modasiya, VP of Product Management at Qualys, discusses how the new component, integrated into CyberSecurity Asset Management 2.0, adds the external attacker view to identify previously unknown internet-facing assets for a complete and accurate picture of the enterprise attack surface.

What do the External Attack Surface Management (EASM) capabilities in the Qualys Cloud Platform bring to the table?

Qualys’ External Attack Surface Management (EASM) capabilities are natively integrated into CyberSecurity Asset Management 2.0. The new component adds the outside-in external attacker view to identify previously unknown internet-facing assets for a complete and accurate picture of the enterprise attack surface.

Qualys EASM allows customers to continuously monitor and reduce the entire enterprise attack surface including internal and internet-facing assets and discover previously unidentified exposures. It helps synchronize with CMDBs, detect security gaps like unauthorized or end-of-support software, open ports, remotely exploitable vulnerabilities, digital certificate issues, unsanctioned apps and domains – and ultimately allows organizations to mitigate risk by taking the appropriate actions.

What’s unique about the Qualys approach to EASM?

In today’s tumultuous threat landscape, it is imperative for companies to move away from siloed and disparate point solutions, cut through the noise and better understand where their risks are and how to protect their blind spots. At a foundational level, Qualys’ vision mirrors this need and works to simplify cybersecurity for everyone – with one platform

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