Upgrade to New UI of Qualys Web Application Scanning (WAS): Bringing You Enhanced Web Application Security

Kunal Modasiya

Last updated on: March 29, 2024

In the dynamic world of cybersecurity, staying ahead means constantly evolving. At Qualys, we understand that the bedrock of outstanding security is continuous improvement and innovation. That’s why we’re thrilled to announce the latest launch of the new User Interface (UI) for Qualys Web Application Scanning (WAS).

What’s in It for You: A Leap Towards Enhanced Security and Efficiency

The new Qualys WAS UI is more than an aesthetic enhancement; it’s a comprehensive upgrade that brings a multitude of features meticulously crafted to cater to the evolving needs in web application security. Our users will experience unparalleled scalability, reliability, and a suite of advanced features that redefine web application security.

Let’s Dive Into the Key Advantages This New Upgrade Offers

1. Enhanced Scalability and Performance

The new interface of Qualys WAS is engineered to handle a higher volume of concurrent users and requests seamlessly, ensuring uncompromised scalability, performance, and reliability, even under increased demand. This capability is crucial for businesses that experience varying levels of user activity, always providing a stable and responsive environment.

2. High Availability and Fault Tolerance

At the core of the new interface is a system that emphasizes resilience and fault tolerance by handling unforeseen issues swiftly, ensuring uninterrupted access and consistent service delivery. With automatic failover and recovery mechanisms, we made robustness an integral part in maintaining continuous operations, particularly in critical security environments.

3. Advanced Containerization & Microservices Architecture

The adoption of a containerized microservices architecture marks a significant architectural improvement where each microservice is self-contained and responsible for specific functionalities. This enhancement reduces dependencies, minimizes the impact of changes on the overall system, improves flexibility, and streamlines updates and maintenance.

4. Optimized Infrastructure Load

The new WAS interface significantly reduces the load on shared infrastructure components like pps/papi, leading to enhanced overall performance and availability of the Qualys portal and helping all interconnected Qualys products and services.

5. Focused and Efficient Testing

With a more focused scope of testing, the new WAS interface ensures high-quality standards and minimizes regression areas. This streamlined testing process is pivotal in maintaining the integrity and reliability of the system, ensuring that each update meets higher quality standards.

6. Embracing Cutting-Edge Technologies

Leveraging the latest technologies like Spring Boot, Hibernate, Kubernetes, and the newest Java versions, the new interface of WAS is a testament to Qualys’s commitment to align with current industry best practices and innovate using modern, robust platforms.

7. Consistent and Intuitive User Experience

Ensuring consistency is key for Qualys in reducing the learning curve for users and enhancing user satisfaction. The new interface follows the same design principles as other Qualys products, ensuring a consistent and intuitive user experience across the platform.

8. Aligned with Modern DevOps Practices

Aligning with the common technologies and DevOps practices used in other Qualys products, the new WAS interface facilitates smoother integration and collaboration between different teams and products, enhancing operational efficiency.

9. Enhanced Integration Capabilities

The new WAS seamlessly integrates with various shared services offered by Qualys, like Opensearch, Unified Dashboard, and Audit Log. This integration provides enhanced functionality and value, enriching the user experience and broadening the scope of security management.

10. Improved Search Functionality

Utilizing Opensearch, the new UI offers a powerful and flexible search engine. This feature enables users to find and filter information swiftly, significantly improving the efficiency of data management and analysis.

11. Unified Dashboard Integration

Integration with the Unified Dashboard provides a comprehensive and customizable view of the users’ security posture across different Qualys products and modules. This holistic view is crucial in making informed security decisions and managing risks effectively.

12. Expanded Platform Capabilities

The new UI’s API and interface exposure allow for easier integration with other Qualys products, expanding the platform’s scope and capabilities. This openness fosters a more integrated and versatile ecosystem, benefiting users with a more cohesive security management experience.

The launch of the new UI for Qualys WAS marks a pivotal moment in the evolution of Qualys WAS, offering our customers a more robust, efficient, and user-friendly experience. As we continue to push the boundaries of what’s possible, we invite you to join us in this exciting new chapter.

Already an Existing User? You Have Until June 30, 2024, for a Seamless Transition

For existing Qualys WAS users, the new UI offers a suite of benefits that streamline operations and enhance your overall security posture. We understand that change can be challenging, and to make this transition smoother for existing users, we are providing until June 30, 2024, to migrate to the new UI, a period during which our team will provide all the necessary support and guidance. This window ensures you can adapt to the new system without rushing while keeping pace with your current workload.

Reach out to your Technical Account Managers (TAMs) for any assistance you need throughout the migration process.

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