Qualys expands offering to streamline GDPR compliance

Qualys, a provider of cloud-based security and compliance solutions, has bolstered its offering to help streamline GDPR compliance. 

The company has added new functionality in its Security Assessment Questionnaire (SAQ) Cloud App to allows customers to achieve better visibility of data across their own network and supply chain.

New GDPR-specific templates and a purpose-built dashboard will allow customers to reduce the cost and effort of risk assessment to determine the status of their own business and procedural readiness for GDPR, as well as that of vendors in their supply chain, according to the company.

Its new out-of-the-box cloud-based SAQ questionnaire templates will enable audit teams to reduce the spend and labor required to assess both high-level and specific elements of GDPR readiness.

Instead of having to craft questionnaires from scratch, teams can distribute the questionnaires as-is or slightly modify each as necessary, and then use questionnaire responses to generate proof of GDPR compliance with detailed reports.

SAQ will also offer customers a single dashboard from which to launch GDPR campaigns, manage new GDPR templates, and manage risky third-party vendors.

The tool aims to simplify the execution and management of GDPR vendor risk assessments by saving time and effort. With a single pane of glass for all GDPR-related assessments, customers can launch new GDPR assessments using the SAQ templates within a matter of minutes and a few clicks. Information on the status and aging of all assessments, vendor risk data along with risk scoring will be available on this dashboard.

“GDPR is a major turning point for organizations, and has incentivized them to accelerate their digital transformation efforts as well as build stronger businesses that can thrive and build trust with customers into the next decade,” said Philippe Courtot, chairman and CEO, Qualys.

“Our latest SAQ capabilities aim to streamline many of the mundane tasks for GDPR compliance and help customers document the security posture of both third-party vendors as well as their own, ultimately strengthening their cybersecurity practices and safeguarding customers’ data across on-premises, endpoints, mobile and cloud environments.”

Each of the seven new questionnaire templates spells out GDPR requirements in granular detail and helps teams assess their business readiness for GDPR compliance.

They include readiness self-assessment, data inventory and mapping, accountability and responsibility assessment, data privacy assessment in operations, data incident and breach notification assessment, third-party vendor assessment, and data protection and privacy impact assessment.

The company has over 10,300 customers in more than 130 countries, including a majority of each of the Forbes Global 100 and Fortune 100. Qualys helps organisations streamline and consolidate their security and compliance solutions in a single platform and build security into digital transformation initiatives.

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