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A new release of QualysGuard®, Version 6.21, will be available in production on Thursday, July 28th 2011. 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).


QualysGuard 6.21 includes the following enhancement:

QualysGuard Vulnerability Management Enhancements:

  • Exclude Zero Risk Hosts in Risk Calculations: With QualysGuard 6.21, there is now an option to exclude hosts with zero risk in your risk calculations.  This can be used to tune your risk calculations more effectively and look at only hosts that represent a security risk in your environment.   It can be accessed by selecting Setup > Security Risk.


Black Hat USA 2011 Announcements:

In addition, we are introducing in this release new and exciting features that will be previewed at Black Hat USA 2011 on August 3rd. We will update this post once these announcements are public. If you are attending Black Hat, please stop by our booth to see a demo or join us at our customers' appreciation reception - RSVP at:

Full release notes will be available to customers from within the Resources section of your QualysGuard account. To receive more information on QualysGuard 6.21, please visit the Qualys Community at or contact your Technical Account Manager or Qualys' Technical Support Department at