KPMG in India and Qualys announced an alliance to bring Qualys solutions to the KPMG Managed Security offering. The alliance will bring together KPMG in India’s industry-leading and globally recognised cybersecurity services along with Qualys’ world-class cybersecurity innovations that enable enterprises to protect their network, applications, endpoints, and cloud workloads from security vulnerabilities, provide visibility and ensure compliance.
Global enterprises are extending and erasing their network perimeters as a growing number of critical business functions are migrating to the cloud. Qualys provides these enterprises with real-time visibility, continuous security, and compliance via a centrally managed cloud platform with a common data model that streamlines integration to create unified capabilities.
The Qualys Cloud Platform scales on-demand, and seamlessly integrates with KPMG in India’s managed security offerings. Integrations include Qualys VMDR, which brings together discovery, assessment, detection and response into a single cloud-based app — significantly accelerating the ability of organisations to respond to threats, and effectively prevent breaches. In addition to VMDR, KPMG in India customers will now have access to Qualys Cloud and Container Security apps for continuous inventory of resources and assets across their global hybrid IT environment.
Atul Gupta, Leader – Cyber security, KPMG in India, said, “This partnership is aligned to our core values whereby we believe in empowering all our clients to manage cyber risk effectively by having state-of-the-art vulnerability management services along with a secure broad- ranging digital journey. By partnering with Qualys, we are not only ensuring that our customers have current and latest technology solutions but are also enabling them to create a digitally trusted environment.”
Chandra Prakash, Partner and Leader for Managed Application Security Services, KPMG in India, said: “The KPMG in India and Qualys partnership is a powerful combination that seeks to address the security vulnerability management challenges of enterprises considering the rapid cloud adoption, application modernisation, Industrial Internet of Things (IIOT), data proliferation and surge in the API economy that we are witnessing today. Our deep expertise in application development and business consulting combined with Qualys’ platform for managing vulnerabilities across hybrid technology environments makes our offering a wholesome one.”
Sony Anthony, Head of Cyber Defence Practice, KPMG in India added, “This partnership will allow us to drive far more business impact for our clients, thereby unlocking the full potential of digital transformation, allowing us to place them on the best path to success in the new digital business landscape in a secure manner.”
Debashish Jyotiprakash, Managing Director of India and ASEAN for Qualys said, “KPMG in India is a global managed security service partner (MSSP) that helps customers accelerate their digital transformation efforts. Our strategic alliance with KPMG in India will help customers streamline their security and compliance solution stack while also providing much-needed visibility, compliance, and the ability to respond to threats. Additionally, a Qualys Cloud Platform located in India, allows KPMG to address the data localisation needs of their clients.”