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The new version of security platform Qualys VMDR will be available from the end of June onwards. Qualys VMDR 2.0 with TruRisk introduces low-code tools for automated incident response.

Qualys VMDR is a security platform for all hardware and software in an environment. The technology maps every device and application to find misconfiguration, outdated versions and suspicious network traffic. If an attack cannot be prevented, the platform helps implement patches.

Qualys recently announced that the new version of VMDR will be available from the end of June onwards. “With VMDR 1.0, we innovated by bringing the four core elements of vulnerability management into a seamless workflow to help organizations efficiently respond to threats. We’re changing the game again with VMDR 2.0″, shared Sumedh Thakar, president and CEO of Qualys.

Qualys VMDR 2.0 with TruRisk

The release introduces low-code tools for workflow development. The workflows allow organizations to automatically respond to attacks and vulnerabilities. In addition, risks are now presented in order of priority, allowing smaller teams to get more done. Qualys is also adding a range of integrations with IT service management solutions ServiceNow ITSM and Jira.

Labour shortage

Every update revolves around efficiency. Qualys is attempting to lighten the pressure of labour shortages. According to the organization, vulnerabilities are publicized twice as often as five years ago. The stress of digital legislation and regulation is ramping up. At the same time, organizations are struggling with a shortage of qualified security personnel.

VMDR 2.0 tackles the problem. The release prioritizes the most important risks to ensure that security teams aren’t overwhelmed by alerts. Low-code tools save time by automating common processes. Integrations with ServiceNow ITSM and Jira allow security tasks to be delegated among general IT professionals.

“In this era of increasing legislation and board-level attention on cyber resiliency, the ability to efficiently manage cyber risk is more important than ever”, concluded CEO Sumedh Thakar.

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