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How to Install the Qualys Cloud Agent for Remote Workforce

The Qualys Cloud Agent can be automatically deployed using any third-party software deployment tools including Microsoft SCCM, Microsoft Intune, Microsoft GPO, HCL BigFix, Dell KACE, and others.

For remote or roaming users, deploying packages using software deployment tools requires that the target system must be able to connect to the deployment management console while on the network or, if remote, using cloud-based console, using a VPN connection, or to allow remote users to access on-premises management console through DMZ or other inbound rules.

This post describes common deployment models and best practices to deploy the Cloud Agent for remote workforce.

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Cyber Criminals using Coronavirus Fears to Spread Information-Stealing Malware

Cyber criminals have been leveraging trending cultural and viral news items that drive interest from millions of individuals as mechanisms to target and distribute malware easily and effectively.  In the past, cyber criminals have used topics including international sports championships, celebrity divorces, and political elections to spread their malware.

The Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic is the latest vehicle for these types of attacks.  The conditions of this pandemic are ripe for wide-scale malware distribution: large geographic base affecting both businesses and consumers, fear and uncertainty on the impact of the virus, and the increased use of social media and person-to-person electronic communications to spread news, information, and opinions.

Last week, a new malware attack focused on these effects.  A cyber criminal group created a fake Corona Map application for Windows embedded with information stealing malware that once downloaded and installed by the user starts collecting and sending sensitive data like passwords, credit card numbers, bank accounts, and other sensitive data.

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Qualys Cloud Platform 2.44 New Features

This release of the Qualys Cloud Platform version 2.44 includes updates and new features for Cloud Agent and Web Application Scanning, highlights as follows.

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Qualys Cloud Platform 2.43 New Features

This release of the Qualys Cloud Platform version 2.43 includes updates and new features for Web Application Scanning, highlights as follows.

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Qualys Cloud Platform 2.42 New Features

This release of the Qualys Cloud Platform version 2.42 includes updates and new features for Web Application Scanning, highlights as follows.

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Qualys Cloud Platform 2.41 New Features

This release of the Qualys Cloud Platform version 2.41 includes updates and new features for new Gov clouds in AssetView / CloudView and Web Application Scanning, highlights as follows.

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Qualys Cloud Platform 2.40 New Features

This release of the Qualys Cloud Platform version 2.40 includes updates and new features for Web Application Scanning, highlights as follows.

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Qualys Cloud Platform 2.39 New Features

This release of the Qualys Cloud Platform version 2.39 includes updates and new features for Out-of-Band Configuration Assessment (OCA), Vulnerability Management, and Web Application Scanning, highlights as follows.

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Qualys Cloud Platform 2.38 New Features

This release of the Qualys Cloud Platform version 2.38 includes updates and new features for AssetView, Web Application Firewall, and Web Application Scanning, highlights as follows.

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Qualys Cloud Platform 2.37 New Features

This release of the Qualys Cloud Platform version 2.37 includes updates and new features for Security Assessment Questionnaire and Web Application Scanning, highlights as follows.

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