Qualys Cloud Platform
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Qualys Cloud Platform

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Qualys Cloud Platform monitors customers' global security and compliance posture using sensors. This adapter connects to the Qualys Cloud Platform service to import information about devices and vulnerabilities.

Parameters

  1. Qualys Cloud Platform Domain (required) - The hostname of the Qualys API (for example, qualysapi.apps.qualys.com). For more details on how to determine your Qualys API URL, see Identify your Qualys platform.
  2. User Name and Password (required) - The credentials for a user account that has the Required Permissions to fetch assets.
  3. Verify SSL (required, default: False) - Verify the SSL certificate offered by the value supplied in Hostname or IP Address. For more details, see SSL Trust & CA Settings.
    • If enabled, the SSL certificate offered by the value supplied in Qualys Cloud Platform Domain will be verified against the CA database inside of Axonius. If the SSL certificate can not be validated against the CA database inside of Axonius, the connection will fail with an error.
    • If disabled, the SSL certificate offered by the value supplied in Qualys Cloud Platform Domain will not be verified against the CA database inside of Axonius.
  4. HTTPS Proxy (optional, default: empty) - A proxy to use when connecting to the value supplied in Qualys Cloud Platform Domain.
    • If supplied, Axonius will utilize the proxy when connecting to the value supplied in Qualys Cloud Platform Domain.
    • If not supplied, Axonius will connect directly to the value supplied in Qualys Cloud Platform Domain.
  5. For details on the common adapter connection parameters and buttons, see Adding a New Adapter Connection.



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Advanced Settings

  1. Request timeout (required, default: 200) - Specify how many seconds all connections for this adapter will wait for a response before considering the request as timed out.
  2. Chunk size (required, default: 50) - Specify the number of parallel requests all connections for this adapter will send to Qualys.
  3. Devices per page (optional, default: 1) - Set the number of results per page received for a given query to Qualys API, to gain better control on the performance of all connections of for this adapter.
  4. Intervals between retries (seconds) (optional, default: 3) - Specify how many seconds all connections for this adapter will wait in between each retry when the Qualys API returns a response with an error.
    • If supplied, Axonius will wait for the specified number of seconds before resending the request to the Qualys API.
    • If not supplied, Axonius will immediately resend the request to the Qualys API.
      The default value for this field is 3.
  5. Number of retries (optional, default: 3) - Specify how many times all connections for this adapter will retry a request when the Qualys API returns a response with an error.
    • If supplied, upon an error response from Qualys API, up to the specified number, Axonius will resend the request to the Qualys API.
    • If not supplied, upon an error response from Qualys API, Axonius will not resend the request to the Qualys API.
  6. Qualys tags whitelist (optional, default: empty) - Specify a comma-separated list of Qualys tags.
    • If supplied, all connections for this adapter will only fetch devices tagged in Qualys with the tags provided in this list.
    • If not supplied, all connections for this adapter will fetch all devices from Qualys Cloud Platform.
  7. Fetch vulnerabilities data (required, default: True) - Select whether to fetch vulnerabilities from Qualys.
    • If enabled, all connections for this adapter will fetch vulnerabilities from Qualys Cloud Platform.
    • If disabled, all connections for this adapter will not fetch vulnerabilities from Qualys Cloud Platform.
  8. Fetch authentication report (required, default: False) - Select whether to fetch authentication report information from Qualys Cloud Platform. The authentication report includes the authentication status for the scanned hosts: Passed, Failed, Passed with insufficient privileges or Not Attempted.
    • If enabled, all connections for this adapter will also fetch authentication report information from Qualys Cloud Platform.
    • If disabled, all connections for this adapter will not fetch authentication report information from Qualys Cloud Platform.
  9. Fetch tickets (required, default: False) - Select whether to fetch tickets associated with devices from information Qualys Cloud Platform.
    • If enabled, all connections for this adapter will also fetch tickets information for tickets associated with devices from Qualys Cloud Platform.
    • If disabled, all connections for this adapter will not fetch tickets associated with devices from Qualys Cloud Platform.
  10. Use DNS name as hostname even if NetBIOS name exists (required, default: False) -Select whether to use DNS name or NetBIOS name as the device hostname if both exists.
    • If enabled, all connections for this adapter use the DNS name as the device hostname even if NetBIOS name also exists.
    • If disabled, all connections for this adapter use the NetBIOS name as the device hostname, when exists.
  11. Fetch unscanned IP addresses (required, default: False) - Select whether to fetch yet-to-be-scanned hosts. Such devices' data will contain only an IP address (also as ID).
    • If enabled, all connections for this adapter will also fetch unscanned IP addresses from Qualys Cloud Platform.
    • If disabled, all connections for this adapter will not fetch unscanned IP addresses from Qualys Cloud Platform.

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NOTE

For details on general advanced settings under the Adapter Configuration tab, see Adapter Advanced Settings.

Required Permissions

The value supplied in User Name must be associated with one of the following user roles and with the following permissions:

  1. Manager role with full scope.
  2. Non-manager role with the following permissions:
    • Requested asset in their scope.
    • Access Permission "API Access".
    • Asset Management Permission "Read Asset".



To enable user access to the API:

  1. From Qualys, click the user button next to the Logout -> User Profile.

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  2. The Edit User screen opens. Click User Role -> select the API checkbox to enable API Access.
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  3. Save changes.

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