A new release of Qualys Cloud Suite, Version 2.25 includes an updated API which is targeted for release in April 2017. The specific day will differ depending on the platform. See platform release dates on the Qualys Status page. This API notification provides an early preview into the coming API, allowing you to identify use cases that can leverage this updated API.
For Asset Management APIs, NOT EQUALS Operator can cause unwanted effects.
When the user uses NOT EQUALS operator in Delete or Update API it deletes or updates all the Assets or Tags which are fulfilling NOT EQUALS criteria. In this case, a user may end up in deleting or updating all Tags or Assets unknowingly or accidently without any warning hence its support should be removed.
Host Asset API
Asset Data Connector API
AWS Asset Data Connector API
AWS Authentication Record API
We will remove support for this operator from an upcoming version.