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Re: QualysGuard - VA/PT appliance
From: David Dischler <david.dischler () gmail com>
Date: Tue, 23 Aug 2005 18:04:29 -0400

I worked for a Network Security Assessment company in the past (sales) and encountered many customers who used QualysGuard. To be honest, most were not pleased with not only the quality for the price, but some of the "Handcuffs" they encountered based on functionality. I would recommend looking into TraceSecurity's product TraceAssess. They can be reached at http://tracesecurity.com/products/trace-assess.php. The software package they offer works the same way in that it is web-based, but it allows for On-Demand and/or Scheduled Internal/External VA's and has a Patch add-on (also web-based) for quick reference to patch links/information. It runs on simple requirements (hardware speaking) and very simple setup. It has been a while since I worked there, but when I did, the prices were pretty competitive.

P.S. In case you are wondering, I have moved from the Dark Side (sales) and now have my own IT business, so this is a suggestion made with some technical background ;)

David

Gonenc, Ozan wrote:

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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