Adding a Qualys scheduled live scan

Add a scheduled live scan to start preconfigured scans on the Qualys Scanner and then collect the completed scan results.


  1. Click the Admin tab.
  2. Click the VA Scanners icon.
  3. Click Add.
  4. In the Scanner Name field, type a name to identify your Qualys scanner.
  5. From the Managed Host list, select an option that is based on one of the following platforms:
    • On the QRadar® Console, select the managed host that is responsible for communicating with the scanner device.
    • On QRadar on Cloud, if the scanner is hosted in the cloud, the QRadar Console can be used as the managed host. Otherwise, select the data gateway that is responsible for communicating with the scanner device.
  6. From the Type list, select Qualys Scanner.
  7. Configure the following parameters:
    Parameter Description
    Qualys Server Host Name The Fully Qualified Domain Name (FQDN) or IP address of the QualysGuard management console. If you type the FQDN, the host name and not the URL, for example, type or
    Qualys Username The user name that you specify must have access to download the Qualys KnowledgeBase. For more information about how to update Qualys subscription, see your Qualys documentation.
    Qualys Password The password for your Qualys login.
  8. Optional: To configure a proxy, select the Use Proxy check box and configure the credentials for the proxy server.
  9. Optional: To configure a client certificate, select the Use Client Certificate check box and configure the Certificate File Path field and Certificate Password fields.
  10. From the Collection Type list, select Scheduled Live - Scan Report.
  11. Configure the following parameters:
    Parameter Description
    Scanner Name To obtain the scanner name, contact your network administrator. Public scanning appliance must clear the name from this field.
    Option Profiles The name of the option profile that determines which live scan is started. Live scans support only one option profile name for each scanner configuration.
  12. Optional: To configure a CIDR range for your scanner, configure the CIDR range parameters and click Add.
  13. Optional: To enable QRadar to create custom vulnerabilities from the live scan data, select the Enable Custom Vulnerability Creation check box and select options that you want to include.
  14. Click Save.
  15. On the Admin tab, click Deploy Changes. Changes to the proxy configuration require a Deploy Full Configuration.