A new release of the Qualys Cloud Platform (AssetView 2.13, Cloud Agent Platform 1.4.4) includes several new features for AssetView and Cloud Agent, and introduces our newest capability to the Qualys product family, ThreatPROTECT.
Qualys’ library of built-in policies makes it easy to comply with commonly adhered to security standards and regulations. Qualys provides a wide range of policies, including many that have been certified by CIS as well as ones based on security guidelines from vendors such as Microsoft and VMware.
In order to keep up with the latest changes in security control requirements and new technologies, Qualys publishes new content to the Policy Library monthly.
Last year, Qualys released our powerful new solution, AssetView and began activating the service on request during the initial deployment.
The new search and dashboard features have been very well received, and we are in the final phases of activating the service in most customers’ accounts! Over the coming weeks we will be enabling this service in your account which will replace the Asset Management module.
No action is required on your part. Once completed, you will see the AssetView module in your account and you can begin using the ElasticSearch and Dashboards immediately.
A new release of Qualys Cloud Platform version 2.12 is scheduled to be released soon. This release adds the ability to set the default landing page for all modules across the platform.
Change Default Landing Page – You can now set the default home page for modules across the platform within each user’s preferences. Previously, this capability was only available in the VM and PC modules.
The release is scheduled for release in April 2016 to all public platforms. Platform release dates will be published on the Qualys Status page when available.
We are excited to announce Qualys Web Application Scanning 4.6 (WAS) featuring new SmartScan features. SmartScan allows for enhanced and advanced scanning of AJAX heavy web applications along with enhanced support for Single Page Applications (SPA) and also advanced frameworks such as AngularJS and bootstrap. We also are introducing enhanced support for Google Web Toolkit (GWT) and Direct Web Remoting (DWR) as well.
Qualys Vulnerability Management contains key information from OS vendors such as Red Hat advisory references. Red Hat formats their base advisories for patches using the format: RHSA-YYYY:####.
We are updating the Qualys signature library to use the same format to make it easier for customers to correlate the information against the Red Hat advisories. Currently, the format in the Qualys vulnerability data is RHSA-YYYY-####.
A patch for the Qualys Cloud Platform (AssetView 2.11.1, Cloud Agent Platform 1.4.1, and VM/PC 8.7.1) is in the process of being released. This patch introduces several key fixes for the Qualys Cloud Agent such as the release of Linux Agent, Private IP in VM Reporting, and general improvements to Cloud Agent and AssetView.