Data Retention Policy for Container Security

We have implemented a data retention policy for sensors, containers, and events. The data retention policy specifically removes data from Qualys Container Sensor platform when the time period over which the data is retained exceeds the stated data retention policy period.

Data retention periods

Data retention periods are configured with the default values shown in the table below. Please use the API to export the data before it is deleted as per these data retention policies

Data Type

Default Retention Value (in days)


390 (approx. 13 months)


390 (approx. 13 months)

Event (Behavioral)


Event (Standard)



Why are we implementing this data retention policy?

As we standardize data retention policies across our cloud platform, we are updating the policies for sensors and containers. Having uniform data retention policies ensures the latest data is always available, increases data relevancy while optimizing overall system performance.

Will I be able to access the data once the retention period has elapsed?

No, once the data is purged as per the retention policies, the data cannot be restored. If you have any questions regarding the data retention policy for Container Security, please reach out to Qualys support.