Qualys acquires software assets of cloud application management company Adya

Philippe Courtot of Qualys Inc

Qualys, Inc., a provider of cloud-based security and compliance solutions, announced it has acquired the software assets of Adya, Inc.

The acquisition enables Qualys to provide companies of all sizes with the ability to consolidate administration of their Software as a Service (SaaS) applications into one console, manage license costs across SaaS applications, set and enforce security policies in one place and report and audit on all activity with a single tool.

“Enabling security and compliance audits of SaaS applications is becoming critically important as enterprises increasingly rely on cloud-based software to accelerate their digital transformations,” said Philippe Courtot, chairman and CEO, Qualys, Inc. “Adya has built an impressive solution that addresses this issue by bringing SaaS application administration, licensing, security and compliance into a single-pane view, and delivering comprehensive reports for auditors and stakeholders. We welcome them to the Qualys family.”

“Adya has helped us get visibility into how data from our cloud applications is being shared and what applications are installed by our employees and our partners,” said Saurabh Tandon, COO, Betterplace. “We are excited to see Adya become part of Qualys, and we look forward to its solutions being integrated into a larger platform.”

Adya’s security, compliance and administration capabilities include:

  • Security and compliance – Central visibility into data exposure and dangerous apps for all SaaS applications.
  • Administration – A single console to administer all SaaS apps, limiting access to apps based on role and providing critical administrative functionality.
  • License management – A single console to monitor usage of SaaS apps and manage costs by finding and re-allocating dormant licenses.
  • Auditing and Reporting – Pre-built and custom reports for audit, compliance and other needs.

As with all Qualys acquisitions, key Adya employees have joined Qualys, including co-founders Deepak Balakrishna as chief technology officer, SaaS Security and Amit Agarwal as VP Engineering, SaaS Security.

“Qualys is a pioneer that saw the market move to cloud-based subscription services over 15 years ago,” said Balakrishna. “We are excited to be part of this great company, and to scale the efficiencies of Cloud Application Management by integrating Adya’s solutions into the Qualys Cloud Platform.”

Qualys is working on fully integrating Adya’s solutions with the Qualys Cloud Platform. Qualys currently expects this solution to be commercially available in Q3 2019.

The Qualys cloud platform

The Qualys Cloud Platform is a quantum leap in enterprise and cloud security, offering customers a unified view of IT, security and compliance across on- and off-premises assets, endpoints, clouds, containers and web applications, drastically reducing the cost and complexity of managing multiple security vendors.

The Qualys platform delivers nearly 20 fully integrated, centrally managed and self-updating best-of-breed security and compliance solutions. By automatically gathering and analysing security and compliance data from IT assets anywhere in one single-pane view, the Qualys Cloud Platform gives customers the scalability, visibility, accuracy and breadth of capabilities to fight cyber-attacks and build security into their digital transformation initiatives.

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