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A new release of Qualys Cloud Agent Platform v1.3.1 and Qualys Web Application Scanning v4.4 is scheduled to be released in production on the Qualys US Platform 1 on December 7, 2015 between 10:30 AM PST (18:30 UTC) and 5:00 PM PST (01:00 UTC next day).

 

The deployment is completely transparent to users and will require no downtime.

 

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For details on the new features, see:

  • Qualys Cloud Agent Platform 1.3.1: This patch release to the platform UI and Data Processing for Agent-related capabilities.  It includes several improvements to the display of existing data for Agent data sources, along with many usability and performance improvements for Agent Management and AssetView.
  • Qualys WAS 4.4 API Release Notification
  • Qualys WAS 4.4 New Features

The Qualys Suite login page is getting a design refresh. The new design incorporates a more streamlined look-and-feel, and it focuses attention on the login form and platform notifications. The u/i changes are restricted to the login page only, and do not change the login process or any other aspects of Qualys Suite.

 

Click the screenshot below to see it full-size.

 

The new login page will be deployed on Tuesday, November 3. The deployment is completely transparent to users and will require no downtime.

 

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A new release of Qualys Cloud Agent v1.3, Qualys Web Application Scanning v4.3, Qualys Malware Detection v2.7 and  is scheduled to be released in production on US Platform 1 on November 10, 2015 between 10:30 AM PST (18:30 UTC) and 5:00 PM PST (01:00 UTC next day).

 

The deployment is completely transparent to users and will require no downtime.

 

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Cloud Agent v1.3

Qualys Cloud Agent enables instant, global visibility of IT assets – even occasionally connected mobile and virtual devices, with up-to-date asset configuration data for security and compliance. A low-footprint agent installed on endpoints, Cloud Agent brings the high-performance functionality of all Qualys Cloud Platform solutions to all IT assets in the global enterprise. This release of the Qualys Cloud Agent Platform includes several new features for improving management of the Cloud Agent.

 

Features highlights:

  • New Information and Search Options in Agent Management - making it easier to find agents requiring attention.
  • Agent Network and Name Identification - allowing you to identify an asset by its unique network information and track all addresses associated with an agent.
  • New Capabilities for Activation Keys - allowing you to automate activation, licensed features, and dynamically tag new agents as they are registered.

 

See Qualys Cloud Agent 1.3 New Features

 

Web Application Scanning v4.3

It’s important to customize your web application scans just as much as your web applications. We get that. With Qualys WAS 4.3, organizations now have the ability to easily further customize their scans based upon their web apps and specific properties thereof. Customers can also now received clearer and enhanced feedback on the behavior and coverage of their scans. This will also allow customers to continue to deliver targeted web application security metrics to all the stakeholders while ensuring a successful web application security program meets the protection of all organizational demands.

 

Feature highlights:

  • Override DNS for WAS Scans
  • Enhanced Support for Sitemap for Scans
  • Enhanced Patchable Detections Logic
  • Clarify Time Limit Exceeded and Time Limit Reached and Scan Timeout
  • Enhanced WAS Scan Reports
  • Implement Web Application Custom Attributes
  • User Customizable Mail Settings for When Scan is Launched
  • Enhance Tag Selection Component in WAS Module
  • WAS Search Lists - Deprecate Compliance Type options

 

For more information, see:

 

Malware Detection v2.7

Qualys Malware Detection provides detailed malware infection reports provided along with infected code for remediation on your web applications. The new Qualys MD 2.7 release provides numerous feature requests and enhanced functionality as well as flexibility.

 

Features highlights:

  • The ability to manage WAS controlled sites from the MD module
  • Users can now Edit/Delete domains in MD
  • The ability to download lists of pages scanned for enhanced visibility
  • Allowing greater scheduling capabilities by now having the ability to schedule scans to have more than one tag as a target
  • Add quick action "Download Scan report" to the Scan list

 

See Qualys MD 2.7 New Features

A new release of Qualys, Version 8.6, is scheduled to be released in production on the Qualys US Platform 1 on Wednesday, November 11, 2015 between 10:30 AM PST (18:30 UTC) and 5:00 PM PST (01:00 UTC next day).

 

The deployment is completely transparent to users and will require no downtime.

 

Release Details:

  • Cloud Platform: Several new core improvements have been implemented in this release to make scanning and searching for information easier across PC and VM.  We added the ability to scan by tags by selecting your scanner appliance based on tags and added a new search widget to simplify finding asset tags wherever they are used.  We made improvements to the authentication dashboard to simplify analysis of Scan Status, and enabled searching across all assets without having to specify network ranges.  New platform support for NetApp was added to support VM and PC scanning of certain NetApp device share information.
  • Vulnerability Management: You now have the ability to download KnowledgeBase data via CSV/XML, and a number of new reporting improvements (Most Vulnerable Hosts, Patch) were added providing more detail and search options to those reports.  We have added new report template options for handling agent data for assets with multiple IP addresses, so that relevant data can be selectively included in the Scan Report, and the Library was updated with new items to support SSL Certificate reporting.  You can now also view multiple Oracle instances on a port.
  • Policy Compliance: You can now use Control View to dynamically query information about compliance posture across controls and policies.  This will allow you to easily and quickly find specific control results, enabling you to perform a variety of ad-hoc queries that previously would require exporting of data for analysis outside of Policy Compliance.  You can quickly find what policies are associated with assets, filter by a variety of compliance posture values such as criticality, pass/fail state, and much more!  When you are done searching for information, you can save your queries and share them with other users in your subscription.

 

See the following for more details on the release:

 

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Qualys regularly upgrades the Qualys Cloud Platforms for capacity expansion and maintenance purposes.  We are implementing an upgrade that will allow Qualys to apply database and network enhancements to US Platform 1.  This upgrade will happen on November 19, 2015 and requires a 12-hour downtime starting at 12:00 PM PST (20:00 UTC) and ending at 12:00 AM PST the next day (08:00 UTC the next day).

 

The administrative UI and API of the Qualys services on US Platform 1 will be unavailable during this maintenance window. This includes:

  • Qualys Continuous Monitoring (CM)
  • Qualys Vulnerability Management (VM)
  • Qualys Cloud Agent (CA)
  • Qualys Policy Compliance (PC)
  • Qualys PCI Compliance Scanning (PCI)
  • Qualys Web Application Scanning (WAS)
  • Qualys Web Application Firewall (WAF)
  • Qualys Malware Detection (MD)
  • Qualys Asset Management (AM) incl. Dynamic Asset Tagging
  • Qualys SECURE Seal (SEAL)

 

The following services will not be impacted by this maintenance window:

  • Scanning services. Any scans already in progress will continue, and results will automatically be uploaded and processed after the Platform maintenance is complete.  Any scans scheduled to begin during the maintenance window will start immediately following the conclusion of maintenance.  Customers should ensure that the revised start time of these scans does not interfere with their normal network operations.
  • Web Application Firewall sensors.
  • SECURE Seal logo and verification.

 

We appreciate your patience and if you have any further questions regarding this upgrade, please feel free to contact Qualys Support at support@qualys.com or via the phone numbers listed at qualys.com/support.

 

We thank you for your continued support and look forward to your feedback.

A new release of Qualys, Version 8.5, is scheduled to be released in production on the Qualys US Platform 1 on Monday, August 10, 2015 between 10:30 AM PDT (17:30 UTC) and 5:00 PM PDT (00:00 UTC next day).

 

The deployment is completely transparent to users and will require no downtime.

 

Release Details:

  • Cloud Platform: You can now add multiple scanners to a scan, simplifying the balancing of scans across devices in large deployments.  Also, a number of improvements have been added making it easier to work with and report on Authentication Records along with several improvements to notifications.
  • Vulnerability Management: There are several scanning and reporting improvements in this release, along with the initial capabilities for SSL Labs integration into VM.
  • Policy Compliance: There are several improvements to make it easier to use Policy Compliance by hiding unneeded technologies and policies throughout the UI.  You can also now create a CSV Report of your policy configuration, a feature many have been asking for!  Platform support has been expanded with coverage for new technologies and the UDC has been enabled for 8 new versions of popular OS's.
  • API: API enhancements include changes for VM/PC, platform support additions, and core improvements in support of time zones, IP Exclusion Lists, and reporting.

 

See the following for more details on the release:

 

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Qualys regularly upgrades the Qualys Cloud Platforms for capacity expansion and maintenance purposes.  We are implementing an upgrade that will allow Qualys to apply database and network enhancements to US Platform 1.  This upgrade will happen on August 27th, 2015 and requires a 12-hour downtime starting at 12:00 PM PDT (19:00 UTC) and ending at 12:00 AM PDT the next day (07:00 UTC the next day).

 

The administrative UI and API of the Qualys services on US Platform 1 will be unavailable during this maintenance window. This includes:

  • Qualys Continuous Monitoring (CM)
  • Qualys Vulnerability Management (VM)
  • Qualys Cloud Agent (CA)
  • Qualys Policy Compliance (PC)
  • Qualys PCI Compliance (PCI)
  • Qualys Web Application Scanning (WAS)
  • Qualys Web Application Firewall (WAF)
  • Qualys Malware Detection (MD)
  • Qualys Asset Management (AM) incl. Dynamic Asset Tagging
  • Qualys SECURE Seal (SEAL)
  • Qualys FreeScan
  • Qualys BrowserCheck

 

The following services will not be impacted by this maintenance window:

  • Scanning services. Any scans already in progress will continue, and results will automatically be uploaded and processed after the Platform maintenance is complete.  Any scans scheduled to begin during the maintenance window will start immediately following the conclusion of maintenance.  Customers should ensure that the revised start time of these scans does not interfere with their normal network operations.
  • Web Application Firewall sensors.
  • SECURE Seal logo and verification.


We appreciate your patience and if you have any further questions regarding this upgrade, please feel free to contact Qualys Technical Support at support@qualys.com or via the phone numbers listed at qualys.com/support.

 

We thank you for your continued support and look forward to your feedback.

A new release of Qualys MD, Version 2.6.4 is scheduled to be released in production on the Qualys US Platform 1 on July 16th, 2015 between 10:30AM PDT (17:30 UTC) and 5:00 PM PDT (00:00 UTC next day).

 

The deployment is completely transparent to users and will require no downtime.

 

Release Details:

Qualys MD (Malware Detection) provides detailed malware infection reports provided along with infected code for remediation on your web applications. The new Qualys MD 2.6.4 release provides better flexibility with notifications and scheduling.

 

Features highlights include: Email Notification Management Feature and Transfer Schedule Functionality

See Qualys MD 2.6.4 New Features.

 

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A new release of Qualys WAS, Version 4.2 is scheduled to be released in production on the Qualys US Platform 1 on July 16th, 2015 between 10:30AM PDT (17:30 UTC) and 5:00 PM PDT (00:00 UTC next day).

 

The deployment is completely transparent to users and will require no downtime.

 

Release Details:  Qualys WAS 4.2 includes scheduled reporting that brings consistency and visibility to your web application scanning program, dashboard customizations to ensure each user is viewing just the right set of metrics, and enhancements to managing authentication records saving you time and effort. Qualys WAS 4.2 will be released in production in July with the exact date depending on the platform.  Details about the release schedule are at the end of this blog post.

For more information on new features, see Qualys WAS 4.2 New Features.

 

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A new release of Qualys WAS, Version 4.1 is scheduled to be released in production on the Qualys US Platform 1 on May 4th, 2015 between 10:30AM PDT (17:30 UTC) and 5:00 PM PDT (00:00 UTC next day).

 

The deployment is completely transparent to users and will require no downtime.

 

Release Details:  Qualys WAS 4.1 includes integrated virtual patching for web applications protected by Qualys WAF to ensure attacks against identified vulnerabilities are blocked,  proxy support to provide enhanced logging and visibility, as well as many other usability improvements that will save users time and effort during everyday web application scanning tasks. For more information on new features, see Qualys WAS 4.1 New Features.

 

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Qualys regularly upgrades the Qualys Cloud Platforms for capacity expansion and maintenance purposes.  We are implementing an upgrade that will allow Qualys to apply database and network enhancements to US Platform 1.  This upgrade will happen on May 21st, 2015 and requires a 12-hour downtime starting at 12:00 PM PDT (19:00 UTC) and ending at 12:00 AM PDT the next day (07:00 UTC the next day).

 

The administrative UI and API of the Qualys services on US Platform 1 will be unavailable during this maintenance window. This includes:

  • Qualys Vulnerability Management (VM)
  • Qualys Policy Compliance (PC)
  • Qualys Web Application Scanning (WAS)
  • Qualys Web Application Firewall (WAF)
  • Qualys Malware Detection (MD)
  • Qualys Asset Management (AM) incl. Dynamic Asset Tagging
  • Qualys Continuous Monitoring (CM)
  • Qualys SECURE Seal (SEAL)
  • Qualys PCI Compliance (PCI)
  • Qualys FreeScan
  • Qualys BrowserCheck


The following services will not be impacted by this maintenance window:

 

  • Scanning services. Any scans already in progress will continue, and results will automatically be uploaded and processed after the Platform maintenance is complete.  Any scans scheduled to begin during the maintenance window will start immediately following the conclusion of maintenance.  Customers should ensure that the revised start time of these scans does not interfere with their normal network operations.
  • Web Application Firewall sensors.
  • SECURE Seal logo and verification.

 

We appreciate your patience and if you have any further questions regarding this upgrade, please feel free to contact Qualys Technical Support at support@qualys.com or via the phone numbers listed at qualys.com/support.

We thank you for your continued support and look forward to your feedback.

A new release of Qualys, Version 8.4, is scheduled to be released in production on the Qualys US Platform 1 on Tuesday, April 14, 2015 between 10:30 AM PDT (17:30 UTC) and 5:00 PM PST (12:00 UTC next day).

 

The deployment is completely transparent to users and will require no downtime.

 

Release Details:

  • Qualys Cloud Suite version 8.4 core features include several UI improvements, User Timezone Support, Asset Group Improvements, Platform Support, and Notification Improvements.
  • Qualys VM version 8.4 includes several usability improvements including the ability to Delete Domains, improved Map features, and several Reporting Improvements.
  • Qualys PC version 8.4 includes additional platform support, Evidence-based Exceptions, Library Improvements, and Dashboard/Reporting Improvements.
  • API enhancements include changes for VM/PC platform support additions, New Scheduled Scan API v2, and a number of additional data elements added across API's.

 

See the following for more details on the release:

     Qualys Cloud Suite 8.4 New Features

     Qualys Cloud Suite 8.4 API Release Notification

     Qualys Cloud Suite 8.4 API Release Notification 2

 

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For customers that grant granular permissions to allow access to our Oracle assessment capabilities, new CID's are being released that require additional rights to be granted.  Failure to grant the new rights will result in an error when you assess your Oracle environment. This update will occur no earlier than March 31, 2015 to allow time for updates to your Oracle environment.

 

See details: Qualys Policy Compliance Notification: Changes Required for Oracle Assessments.

On Sunday February 22nd at approximately 4PM PST, US Platform 1 experienced a partial outage impacting scanning.  During this time, many scanners were unable to connect to the platform to upload scan results and launch new scans.  We were able to resolve the issue by 1:45AM PST the following morning.

 

We are working on optimizing communication flow between scanners and database to reduce the likelihood of this reoccurring.

 

We apologize for any inconvenience the downtime has caused.  If you have any questions, please feel free to ask them in this community forum or contact support.

 

Thank you,

Alex Au Yeung

Director of Product Management, Cloud Platform

We are currently seeing that scans are not launching on US Platform 1.  Our Operations team is actively investigating. 


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