Qualys introduced this week a private cloud version of its QualysGuard Cloud Platform that allows organizations to host and operate the security and compliance package within their data centers.

Packaged as a virtual application to allow for rapid deployment into existing virtual infrastructures, the QualysGuard Private Cloud Platform is a standalone version of the full multi-layer, multi-tenant services architecture of the QualysGuard Cloud Platform.

The company says the QualysGuard Private Cloud Platform should be of particular interest to companies located in countries with strict data sovereignty rules prohibiting the movement of sensitive security information across national borders; government entities with strict data possession requirements that prohibit the use of public cloud services; and large organizations with hundreds of thousands of IT assets and corresponding large security and compliance needs.

“As organizations and government agencies continue to consolidate data centers, leverage virtualization technologies and open their IT environments to business partners and third parties, they now have the opportunity to build security into the fabric of their data centers,” Philippe Courtot, chairman and CEO of Qualys, said in a statement. “The new virtualized QualysGuard Private Cloud Platform allows us to extend our security and compliance solutions to such environments that require a private cloud instance on premise.”

A QualysGuard Private Cloud Platform is comprised of a package of hardened, Linux-based virtual machines running various QualysGuard components, including Web, application, database layers, and a standby failover database to ensure high-availability.

Available immediately, the QualysGuard Private Cloud Platform is sold on an annual subscription basis, and includes continuous support, monitoring and full updates.

 

 

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