A new release of Qualys Cloud Platform 10.9 (VM/PC) includes an updated API which is targeted for release in March 2021. The specific day will differ depending on the platform. See platform release dates on the Qualys Status page. This API notification provides an early preview into the coming API, allowing you to identify use cases that can leverage this updated API.
Control References Added to Compliance Posture Information API Output
We updated the Compliance Posture Information API output to include control references. You’ll see CIS references in CIS policies, STIG references in STIG policies, and user-defined references in custom policies. This feature allows you to easily parse data based on the reference value.
Support for database technology data collection by using underlying OS authentication records
Now you have an option to enable database instance data collection by using the underlying OS authentication records without creating an authentication record for the database technology.