Help Center for Google Cloud Platform

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Here's where you'll find everything you need to know on using Qualys in securing Google Cloud Platform (GCP).


Organizations that deploy workloads in the cloud must expand their security practices to that infrastructure as part of a shared security responsibility model. Qualys for GCE simplifies deploying Vulnerability Management, ThreatPROTECT, Web Application Scanning and Policy

Compliance to those workloads. By utilizing Qualys sensors, users can gain a hackers’-eye view of their perimeter combined with internal network scanning to create continuous visibility security of their workloads.


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Users can now scan their Google Cloud compute machines along with all other global elastic cloud and on-premise assets from within the Qualys Cloud Platform. Qualys gives you a couple of different solutions for extending your use of Qualys Cloud Platform to GCP Compute Engine infrastructure:


Qualys Cloud View

  • Set up CloudView GCP connectors
  • Gain visibility in to all GCP accounts with Cloud Inventory
  • (Coming Soon) Cloud Security Assessment for GCP


Qualys Virtual Scanner Appliance 

  • Qualys Virtual Scanner Appliance (QVSA) is now available to be directly deployed from the Google Cloud Launcher

  • Follow deploying scanner appliances in GCP to get started with Vulnerability Management,  Policy Compliance, and Web Application Scanning in GCP


Qualys Cloud Agents

  • Deploy the agents directly on the compute engine instances 
  • Embed agents into the Image creation process them into their GCE images ( Learn more - Creating custom images)


Qualys Container Security

  • Deploy sensors on to GKE clusters
  • Deploy sensors directly on compute engine instances running docker and/or Kubernetes


If you are new to Qualys, sign up for a 30-day trial account. Once the account is created successfully, you should receive an e-mail with details about the trial. For existing users - log into your portal or upgrade your subscription to use the modules.  Get started with deploying the Scanner Appliance or the Cloud Agents to start securing your GCE infrastructure.

Learn more

New User? Sign up for a trial

Deploying Scanner Appliances from Google Cloud Launcher

Cloud Agent Getting Started Guide (pdf)

IT Security Discussions (includes Vulnerability Management)

Compliance Discussions

Qualys Documentation

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