Acquired tech brings commercial SaaS protections to vendor’s cloud security and compliance controls platform
Qualys this week ponied up for the software assets of San Francisco-based cloud apps management specialist Adya in a move to provide consolidated administration of SaaS apps including license management, security policy enforcement, auditing, and reporting.
As part of the acquisition, several key Adya employees have joined Qualys, including co-founders Deepak Balakrishna, who becomes Qualys’ new CTO for SaaS security, and Amit Agarwal, who will serve as Qualys’ vice president of engineering for SaaS security.
Qualys is working to integrate Adya’s solutions with the Qualys Cloud Platform and expects the added capabilities to be available in the third quarter of this year.
The Details: 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.
The Buzz: “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 of Qualys, Foster City, California. “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.”
“Qualys is a pioneer that saw the market move to cloud-based subscription services over 15 years ago,” said new SaaS security CTO 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.”