Qualys launches new web application scanner, user interface and consultant service at Black Hat

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Qualys has announced the new version of its web application scanner.

Qualys has announced the new version of its web application scanner.

Launched at the Black Hat USA show in Las Vegas, Nevada, the company said that QualysGuard Web Application Scanning (WAS) 2.0 is an automated solution that simplifies workflows for scanning and reporting.

Available from the end of this month, Qualys also said that the solution offers accurate discovery and cataloging of web applications, identification of vulnerabilities and remediation paths to help companies proactively secure their web applications.

Philippe Courtot, chairman and CEO for Qualys, said: “As companies continue to move their applications and processes into the cloud, web application security now has become a major target for cyber attacks.

“Automation is key to combat such advanced persistent threats. It starts with the ability to discover and analyse every web application no matter where they reside or where they are coming from. QualysGuard WAS 2.0 helps organisations address this challenge at a cost they can afford.”

The company has also launched a new user interface for its QualysGuard suite of security and compliance Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) applications to incorporate interactive dashboards, streamlined workflows, actionable menus and filters with improved visual feedback.

Part of the company's next generation SaaS platform and based on a Java infrastructure, it said that the UI integrates with the platform's backend via a standard JSON API and Web Services API, providing the interface to all Qualys IT security and compliance applications. The new UI is now available in beta for QualysGuard customers in the US and Europe.

Courtot said: “While providing a more powerful and more interactive user experience, our new Web 2.0 UI allows us to deliver a ground breaking user-role-based view that presents meaningful information in a relevant manner to the various enterprise stakeholders.”

Finally, the company launched a new edition of the QualysGuard Consultant service to allow consultants to set up vScanners on their laptops or at client sites to initiate engagements and perform security assessments.

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