Security vendor Qualys announced the acquisition of Blue Hexagon. The company’s deep learning technology recognizes misconfigurations, zero-day attacks and ransomware in cloud environments. “The brightest minds of AI, ML and cybersecurity”, Qualys CEO Sumedh Thakar said of Blue Hexagon’s team.

Qualys develops a broad portfolio of security products. Qualys EDR helps secure endpoints, Qualys VMDR supports asset management and Qualys XDR facilitates detection and response.

Qualys recently announced the acquisition of Blue Hexagon. The company’s deep learning technology identifies misconfigurations, zero-day attacks and ransomware in cloud environments. Blue Hexagon operates in real-time. As long as the solution is fed data from a cloud environment, the system is able to protect the environment against both known and unknown vulnerabilities.

Qualys CEO Sumedh Thakar described Blue Hexagon’s team as “the brightest minds of AI, ML and cybersecurity”. Blue Hexagon will be integrated into multiple Qualys products in the short term, including Qualys VMDR. The solution already allows organizations to discover vulnerabilities in networks. The integration of Blue Hexagon improves the product’s accuracy.

Blue Hexagon in Qualys Cloud Platform

Some Qualys products are available in two variants: through SaaS and on a security platform. Products running on the platform can easily exchange data. In addition to Qualys VMDR, Blue Hexagon will be integrated into the Qualys Cloud Platform, allowing users to scan the data of all platform products for misconfigurations, vulnerabilities and attacks.

Lastly, Blue Hexagon will make an appearance in Qualys Multi-Vector EDR and Qualys Context XDR. The integration allows users to collect and scan encrypted and unencrypted network traffic for early signs of malware. Blue Hexagon is agentless: users don’t have to deploy sensors to get the technology running.

Blue Hexagon’s team continues as part of Qualys. The acquisition amount was not disclosed.

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