HCL BigFix Insights for Vulnerability Remediation for Qualys dramatically shrinks the gap between security and operations organizations by automatically providing the most appropriate BigFix Fixlet for remediation from vulnerabilities detected by Qualys. It is included with BigFix Lifecycle, BigFix Compliance and BigFix Remediate.

Today the overall correlation process to fix vulnerabilities can take many hours. With HCL BigFix Insights for Vulnerability Remediation for Qualys the time required is reduced to minutes as it automatically recommends the most appropriate patch and configuration settings for thousands of vulnerabilities, resulting in reduced time to remediation, decreased gaps in compliance and minimized attack surface.

Architecture Overview
The below figure shows an architecture overview of HCL BigFix Insights for Vulnerability Remediation:


  • IT security and operations teams can quickly reconcile vulnerability detections with remediation actions, collapsing compliance and security gaps.

  • Remediate detected vulnerabilities, then automate the creation of prioritized remediation workflows with HCL BigFix Baselines and Fixlets using HCL BigFix supersedence engine.

  • Reduce the need for specialized expertise by embedding advanced patch analytics, saving time, while reducing costs and errors.

  • Leverage the broadest set of remediation capabilities, both in terms of supported OS platforms, and-out-of-the-box, certified remediations.


  • Align security and IT operations, improving awareness of what remediations are needed to address detected vulnerabilities.

  • Rapidly close vulnerability gaps, reducing remediation time from hours or days to minutes.

  • Shrink attack surfaces and close the loop between vulnerability detection and remediation.

  • Increase HCL BigFix's return on investment (ROI) for both security and operations teams.



BigFix Component Requirements:

  • BigFix Insights
  • BigFix Platform 10.0.8 or later

BigFix License Requirements:

  • BigFix Workspace, BigFix Lifecycle, BigFix Compliance, or BigFix Remediate

Supported Vulnerability Management Platforms:

  • Qualys VMDR


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