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Dear Customer,


A new release of QualysGuard®, Version 6.15 Update, will be available in production on Tuesday, November 23rd 2010. This release is completely transparent to users and will require no scheduled downtime. The release will occur between 12 PM PDT (19:00 GMT) and 6 PM PDT (01:00 AM GMT next day).


This update includes the following enhancements and features in QualysGuard Policy Compliance:


  • Password Auditing: the update provides new  configuration capabilities to audit passwords for Windows, Unix, and  Linux devices. QualysGuard Policy Compliance users can now configure  Compliance Profiles to enable Password Auditing to check for blank  passwords, passwords equal to username, and passwords contained in a  custom dictionary.  Three new Controls have been released for this  enhancement:
    • 3893 – Current list of 'Accounts having empty password fields'
    • 3894 – Current list of 'Accounts having usernames that match their correlating passwords'
    • 3895 – Current list of 'Accounts having usernames equal to a value within the defined dictionary


Full release notes will be available to customers from within the  Resources section of your QualysGuard account. To receive more  information on QualysGuard 6.15 Update, please contact your Technical  Account Manager or Qualys' Technical Support Department at


We thank you for your continued support and look forward to continuously improving our services.


Qualys Customer Advocacy Group