Qualys WAF 2.0 New Feature

Jerome Clauzade

Qualys Web Application Firewall 2.0 (WAF) now supports multiple secure web applications (HTTPS) in the same cluster, through the Server Name Indication (SNI) extension of TLS protocol. Multiple TLS certificates could now be presented on the same WAF Cluster IP, making the configuration and the deployment of multiple secure websites easier and quicker.

With SNI support, the client is indicating to Qualys WAF which secured application it is attempting to connect at the beginning of the secured exchange.

This feature requires a compatible browser such as:

Web Browser     Supported     Since
Internet Explorer     YES     7.0 on Windows Vista or newer
Internet Explorer     NO*     All versions on Windows XP
Mozilla Firefox     YES     2.0
Safari     YES     2.1 on OSX 10.5.6 or newer
Google Chrome     YES     6.0
Opera     YES     8.0
Konqueror/KDE     YES     4.7


Mobile Browser     Supported     Since
Safari     YES     IOS 4.0 or newer
Windows Phone     YES     7
Android default browser     YES     Android 3.2 (Honeycomb) or newer
Opera Mobile     YES     10.1
Blackberry Browser     NO*     

(*) Using a non-compatible browser may prevent access to the target resource.

Releases are announced 15 days before the deployment date on the Platform Status page.

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