Data retrieval limitations

By default, there are no restrictions as to how data is retrieved from Qualys. This can result in many records being related to low severity vulnerabilities that a customer simply will not remediate using their vulnerability response process. Updating the corresponding REST message/method parameters can modify this behavior.

The REST message/method responsible for this is Qualys Host Detection – Standard/post. To update the values, add a new HTTP Query Parameter to the post method with the following values:
  • Name: severities
  • Value: 3-5 (or whatever appropriate severities are desired)