This integration provides customers with the ability to import QualysGuard scan data into the Sourcefire RNA (Real-time Network Awareness) host database, combining real-time network discovery information with active vulnerability scan data. This enables users to quickly determine if a host is actually vulnerable to a given exploit, saving valuable analysis time.
The combination enables organisations to further reduce the number of actionable network threats by leveraging Sourcefire Defense Center to correlate threats detected by Sourcefire's intrusion prevention system against host vulnerabilities identified by QualysGuard.
Wolfgang Kandek, chief technology officer at Qualys, said: “Through our innovative partnership with Sourcefire, customers are able to gain increased insight into the relevancy of attacks, so that they can focus on those threats that matter most.”
Martin Roesch, founder and CTO of Sourcefire, said: “Organisations waste a lot of time addressing threats that actually have no impact to their networks. By combining RNA's real-time network intelligence with Qualys' active scan data, the Sourcefire 3D System can now reduce the number of actionable alerts and allows the customer to focus on the ones that actually impact their environment.”