Service Level Agreement (SLA)
Support Ticket Incident Response Time
Qualys' policy is to respond to all QualysGuard customer cases within 24 hours. An incident ticket is assigned a priority number based on the nature of the issue.
P1 - Critical
- Outage of the QualysGuard Service
- Initial Contact: < 2 hours
- Status Update: 2 hours
- Management Escalation: Immediate
P2 - High
- The End-User can access the QualysGuard Service, however one or more significant features are unavailable, such as the ability to launch a scan or map.
- Initial Contact: < 12 hours
- Status Update: 12 hours
- Management Escalation: 12 hours
P3 - Low
- Other error that does not prevent the End-User from accessing a significant feature of the QualysGuard Service (for example, a false positive, a host impacted by a scan, or a password error)
- Initial Contact: < 48 hours
- Status Update: 4 business days
- Management Escalation: 5 business days
Initial response is defined to be the first contact by a Support Engineer after the incident has been logged and a ticket generated. A status update will be communicated to the customer if the incident cannot be resolved immediately. A final follow-up with the customer occurs on the resolution date. The ticket will remain open until confirmation is received that the customer is satisfied with the resolution.
End-User acknowledges that not all P3 problems will require a workaround. Qualys may, in its reasonable discretion, respond to a P3 problem by making the Error a feature request.
For P1 and P2 incidents, End-User shall initiate contact with Qualys Support via telephone and indicate the probable category of the incident. For P3 incidents, End-User may email or telephone Qualys.
Read about Qualys' false positive resolution process.