is there way to use the Qualys TA to download ONLY Cloud agent data instead? the reason for this is as we do not use authenticated scans the vm data for host is less accurate than the Cloud agent data that we have in our instance.
In regards to the TA I believe that is for Splunk; you could restrict the data to see with a filter to only look at the tracking by AGENT I believe. Column TRACKING_METHOD = AGENT. You could modify the Python code that is used but you may just want to do the filter at the top of the Splunk Query.
Additionally the Splunk account that is used to connect to Qualys you should be able to restrict what data that account can see. But as I stated you could modify the Python code but I would use caution. When a change occurs and you upgrade the TA in Splunk you would need to re-make the change.
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