I tried to add a couple of IPv6 to my host asset list but they are not recognized by qualysguard as valid IP addresses.
Can I scan ipv6 using the defauly cloud scanners hosted by qualys, if so how can I add them?
You can scan IPv6 targets using QualysGuard. You cannot currently scan them using the Default/External Internet Remote Scanners, however.
There is an IPv6 Scanning in QualysGuard PDF document which is accessible underneath the Help > Resources > Tips and Techniques section of the QualysGuard web user interface.
Enable IPv6 Feature. In order to scan an IPv6 target you must first ensure that your QualysGuard subscription has been enabled for IPv6 Scanning functionality. The PDF guide provides instruction on how to check within your subscription to see if the feature is enabled. If the feature has not been enabled, please contact your Qualys TAM and/or Qualys Support for assistance.
Add/Map IPv6 Addresses. There is then a setup and address mapping process, documented in the PDF guide, which you must complete before you start scanning the IPv6 targets.
Deploy/configure Scanner. You must also deploy a QualysGuard Scanner Appliance or QualysGuard Virtual Scanner Appliance to be able to target them. The scanner must maintain an IPv4 management connection to the QualysGuard Platform, but can also have an IPv6 address configured on it to participate on the IPv6 network.
A couple of extra notes...
One can scan a "public" IPv6 address using the default/external scanners which are part of our FreeScan freemium service. See The specified item was not found..
If you would formally like to "vote" for Qualys to add IPv6 scanning capabilities to our standard QualysGuard platform, please direct message me or open a case with our Support team. We'd like to hear more about your use cases.
Justin, I am not seeing this -->
"There is an IPv6 Scanning in QualysGuard PDF document which is accessible underneath the Help > Resources > Tips and Techniques section of the QualysGuard web user interface."
Any idea where I can get it?
The information from this document has now been integrated directly into the QualysGuard UI's Online Help under a "Scan Your IPv6 Hosts" topic.
You can easily find it by searching for "ipv6".
Got it. Thanks Justin.
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