AGMS Benefits

Qualys Asset Group Management Service (AGMS) is a new service that has been introduced to solve performance issues related to Asset Management & Asset Group Management functionality and to address multiple customer issues.

Why we developed AGMS

We developed this new service for multiple reasons, including:

- Improve performance in Asset Management & Asset Group Management functionality

- Reduce existing data inconsistencies and avoid them in the future

- Address multiple customer issues (see Issues Addressed below)

Additional benefits with AGMS

- Performance of Asset Tagging functionality improved by 15-20%

- We’ll decommission the tag sync job in Qualys VM/PC

- Reduce the database server load

- Host mapping service

How performance is improved with AGMS

Performance is improved in these ways:

- In-memory database

- Distributed processing

- Efficient data structures

- Database schema redesign

- Horizontally and vertically scalable

- New APIs will improve performance by 50% or more

Issues Addressed

Here are just some of the customer issues that are addressed with AGMS:

- Removed IPs still showing in asset group

- IP not in subscription but appearing in Asset Search Report

- Adding IPs can take upwards of 4 weeks

- Customer adds 'All' group to user with Reader role, but they cannot see any asset groups

- Asset Search Report using Scanner role shows extra assets

- Removed IPs from the subscription but still in asset group

- Removed IPs still showing in asset group and authentication records

- Asset/User Management adding IP to asset group

- Adding host assets extremely slow in PC

- Latency issues observed while updating/creating an asset group

- Addition of a single IP to subscription taking more than 8+ minutes to get added

- IP exists on asset group, though it has been removed from Host Assets

- Difference between number of IPs in Host Assets and Subscription

- Unable to make changes to any assets groups

- Updating asset group takes 30 minutes or longer

- Adding/Removing of single IP to Subscription\Asset Group is taking more than 20 minutes

- Adding single IP to Host Assets takes more than 30 minutes

- Huge latency in adding IP to asset group

- Updating asset group (add or remove IPs) via API taking considerable time

- System generated asset tag created by asset group not getting re-evaluated even after one week

- Tagging discrepancy on platform

- Asset Group based tags are not updating

- Latency issues observed while updating/creating an asset group

- Asset tags not getting evaluated or re-evaluated

- Latency issues observed while updating an asset group