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Qualys WAS 4.2 API Release Notification

Blog Post created by fmc on Jun 25, 2015

A new release of Qualys WAS, Version 4.2 which includes an API update, is targeted for release in mid July depending on the platform.  See platform release dates at the end of this post  for more information.  The updated APIs for WAS 4.2 enhance the ability to fully automate and integrate the Qualys WAS solution with other customer applications.  WAS APIs enable customers to perform all the major functions within WAS including creating web applications to scan, launching and scheduling scans, and running and retrieving reports.  The APIs enable custom integrations with GRC tools, bug tracking systems and web application firewalls (WAFs) just to name a few.

 

This API notification provides an early preview into the coming API changes in Qualys WAS 4.2, allowing you to proactively identify any changes that might be required for your automated scripts or programs that utilize the API methods.

 

Qualys WAS 4.2 Release Notification - Available July 16th, 2015 on US Platform 1

Qualys WAS 4.2 Release Notification - Available July 13th, 2015 on US Platform 2

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API Enhancements

Updates to Cancel Scan Option (API)

We’ve made updates to the cancel scan option for this release. Now WAS lets you configure a default scan cancel option per web application using the Web App API . Also when launching or scheduling a scan you can choose to use the default web app setting or override it with a custom setting using the Scan API and Schedule API.

 

Finding API - New “IS EMPTY” Filter for External References

We’ve added a way to identify findings findings with empty external references. The new “IS EMPTY” filter can be assigned as an operator to the externalRef field using the Finding API Count and Search methods.

 

Please refer to attached document ( WAS 4.2 API Release Notification.pdf ) for full details.

 

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