Qualys Cloud Platform 1.21 (CV) API notification 1

Jeff Leggett

A new release of Qualys Cloud Platform 1.21 (CloudView) includes an updated API which is targeted for release in January 2022. 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.

What’s New
New Parameter for Assessment Report

We have now introduced a new input parameter for Create Assessment Report API to generate reports and get to know cloud posture and IaC posture. Using Assessment Report Create API, you can now create assessment reports for either Runtime Cloud posture or Buildtime IaC posture. This can be achieved using new request parameter (mandatory) named “executionType” which can have values either “RUN_TIME” or “BUILD_TIME

Download Assessment Reports: Support for IaC
Use the IaC security feature to secure your code (Infrastructure as Code) before it gets deployed in the cloud environment. Once you trigger the scan, we will evaluate the configuration file (IaC) against pre-defined controls. You can create and then download the assessment reports to know the evaluation results and prevent misconfigurations.

New APIs for Cloud Resource Inventory

We have now introduced APIs to fetch the resource inventory and resource details for every cloud provider. You can specify a particular resource type in the request and we will fetch all the resources belonging to the specified type in your cloud environment and list the same in the response. Using the resource UUID listed in the response of resource inventory API, you can fetch details for a specific resource as well.

The release notes are here: https://www.qualys.com/docs/release-notes/qualys-cloudview-1.21-api-release-notes.pdf

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