Qualys Multi-Vector EDR 2.0 to Reduce time to Respond to Treaths


EDR solution provides comprehensive threat detection and reduces the risk of compromise with vulnerability management and patching all from a single agent

Qualys brings out Multi-Vector EDR 2.0 with additional threat-hunting and risk mitigation capabilities improving alert prioritization and reducing the time needed to respond to threats. 

Security practitioners are inundated with alerts, which burdens them to prioritize the ones that represent the riskiest threats, wastes their valuable time, and exposes their organizations to increased risk. Yet, traditional endpoint detection and response (EDR) solutions still focus solely on endpoint activity to detect attacks and incorporate only MITRE ATT&CK techniques – not tactics. As a result, practitioners are forced to rely on additional tools to improve their cyber risk posture leading to slow and incomplete threat remediation actions. EDR needs to evolve to scale and provide more meaningful threat context, in near real time, to meet the challenges of the modern threat landscape.

The updated Qualys Multi-Vector EDR operationalizes MITRE ATT&CK tactics and techniques allowing security practitioners to quickly analyze and respond to threats. Additionally, the Qualys Cloud Platform’s extended prediction and prevention capabilities provide orchestrated access to multiple context vectors including asset criticality, vulnerabilities, system misconfigurations, and recommended patches via a single agent and unified dashboard.

Qualys Multi-Vector EDR’s comprehensive approach prevents future attacks by identifying and eliminating vulnerabilities exploited by malware. Through native integration with Qualys VMDR, practitioners can pivot from a single malware incident, such as Conti, to identifying all assets susceptible to CVEs associated with the malware and then patch via Qualys Patch Management.

“Traditional EDR products solely focus on detecting threat activity on the endpoint, but what organizations want is to mitigate overall security risk to avoid attacks,” said Sumedh Thakar, president and CEO of Qualys. “By combining Qualys Multi-Vector EDR with VMDR and patch management, Qualys helps organizations focus on eliminating the riskiest threats quickly while strengthening their cyber resilience.”

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