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RE: QualysGuard - VA/PT appliance
From: "Gonenc, Ozan" <ogonenc () adga ca>
Date: Tue, 23 Aug 2005 14:30:53 -0400

I've recently been in touch with Qualys.

What you state is correct for the contractor's license.  The actual scan engine is located at Qualys.  Even if you are 
conducting testing from an internal network.  The appliance simply serves as a proxy for the Qualys remote engine.

Cheers,

Ozan

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-----Original Message-----
From: prasanna.mukundan () wipro com [mailto:prasanna.mukundan () wipro com]
Sent: August 23, 2005 01:19
To: pen-test () securityfocus com
Subject: QualysGuard - VA/PT appliance



http://www.qualys.com/products/qgcons/

We have are evaluating an appliance by Qualys, called QualysGuard that
purportedly "enables security auditors to scope and perform detailed
vulnerability assessments anytime, anywhere, using nothing more than a
Web browser."


Has anyone used this appliance? If so could you give me your feedback on
the product?

From what I have seen of it in a couple of days, it seems to initiate a
scan(for s/w vulnerabilities) from the intranet of a network, but sends
the data to the internet/qualys server (and accessed via qualys'
website), which imo while have the regulators and auditors screaming. I
would appreciate if anyone could confirm/correct that.


Thanks,
Prasanna






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