Qualys Offers Free Web Server Scanning

Qualys Offers Free Web Server Scanning

March 2, 2010

Qualys is offering a free scanning utility for Web servers. QualysGuard Malware Detection is launched online from Qualys and it will perform automatic scans of external-facing Web servers. According to the report on TechRepublic, the web server that you scan must be on a domain that you can verify with a corresponding email address. The company's news release says Qualys also offers Qualys also offers a paid service, called Go Secure, that provides additional protection.

"This week, much of the IT ecosystem is focused on San Francisco for the RSA Conference. I keep an eye on events like this for key product updates and new releases that can enhance the quality of my IT practice. Today at RSA Conference, Qualys has released the beta of a free service to protect against Web server malware.

"QualysGuard Malware Detection allows Web server administrators to perform automatic scans of external-facing Web servers. Alerts can be configured to notify you of a failed element of the scan. The engine uses Qualys static and behavioral analysis trends that will look at specific elements on the Web site such as: Encoded JavaScript with obfuscated content, Document.writes obfuscation filtering, Web bug tracking small code, External loads of content with character encoding within frames, Rogue Windows registry keys, Program installations and run state, and Disk activity."

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