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"Orca's dashboard is excellent. My team needs to be able to focus on specific areas for improvement in our cloud environment. And most recently, we've started to get good use out of sonar, the search capabilities, and the alert creation.""Another valuable feature with Orca, something that's not talked about enough, is its ability to rank your gaps and your tasks... You can get visibility with agents and there are a lot of ways to do that. But the ranking and the context across the entire environment, that is what is unique about Orca.""Orca's SideScanning is the biggest feature. It's the 'wow' factor... With Orca's SideScanning, they just need permissions for your account and that makes it so simple.""The visibility Orca provides into my environment is at the highest level... When I dropped them into the environment, from the very get-go I had more insight into the risks in my environment than I had had during the entire two and a half years I had been here.""With its Cloud Security Posture Management capability, we have the ability to read across all of our cloud-based environments, which includes AWS and Azure. We have visibility into those environments. Seeing all vulnerabilities and configurations is really powerful for us, but ultimately, the ability to use the API to query across the fleet to understand what is the current state, what is the patch level, which ones are potentially exposed for a new CVE that just came out is even more valuable. It allows us to gather really specific intelligence through simple queries.""Orca provides X-ray vision into everything within the cloud properties, whereas normally, this would require multiple tools."

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"The prioritization feature is great. I think it has all of the advanced features that we need.""The features that are most valuable are the identification, scan features, and the identification of vulnerabilities.""I like Qualys because it is a very complete product, more so than Tenable.""It is very easy to use and there are lots of options. We can usually easily go through it and all of the things we want to configure, and we can configure everything to our specifications very easily.""Technical support is great and we've never really had a problem.""The most valuable features are vulnerability detection and the scanning capability to enable identification of vulnerabilities across our network.""The initial setup is straightforward.""Qualys VM is very stable."

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"Another improvement would be that, in addition to focusing on endpoint compliance, they would focus on general compliance.""As with all software, the user interface can always be made simpler to use. It would be helpful for people with very little knowledge, like somebody sitting behind the SOC, to allow them to be able to drill down into things a little bit easier than it is currently.""I think Orca could give me more alerts. It could give me a dashboard with all the specific types of alerts I want to see for the day. It should just be one click.""I would be happy if they offered more automatic remediation options. They're working on that, but the more the better. For example, if they want you to harden a server, they would offer a hardening script that would be more aware of what's going on.""There were a couple of times when Orca was down when I was trying to access it. I work strange hours because all of my team is in the UK right now. It was 2 a.m. on a Saturday and I was trying to log in but it wasn't working. But relative to my other security tools, Orca is definitely the most stable that I've seen.""They can expand a little bit in anti-malware detection. While we have pretty good confidence that it's going to detect some of the static malware, some of the detections are heuristics. There could be a growth in the library from where they're pulling their information, but we don't get a lot of those alerts based on the design of our products. In general, that might be an area that needs to be filled since they offer it as a service within it."

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"Reports were lacking somewhat on the customization side.""The customer support is very bad.""I would like to see more accuracy in detections, better reporting capabilities, and better dashboard download capabilities.""Qualys currently does not have any features for scanning SCADA, IoT, and Industrial Control Systems.""Sometimes we face a problem with accessing the tool and not getting an expected result. From a technology point of view, they need to look into this.""The solution is a bit expensive if you do not have access to discounts.""I would like to see this solution more developed and competitive in the Cloud space.""The reporting and the GUI need improvements."

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"While it's competitive with Palo Alto Prisma, I think Orca's list price is very high. I would advise Orca to lower it because, at that price, I might consider alternatives like Wiz, which also offers agentless services.""It is the cost of the visibility that you get. When you really sit down and think about what do you need to do to secure an environment with a low impact on the business, and you take a look out into the world, I think this tool is well justified around cost.""The most expensive solution is Palo Alto. They claim to be very robust. The next most expensive is Wiz, followed by Orca and all the rest."

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"Qualys is cheaper and more affordable than other solutions.""We do see over $100,000 in terms of price, for mid-size programs. You likely will pay more than $100,000 without any discount. It is a bit pricey.""The pricing and licensing for Qualys could be improved.""It is different for every company, but for us, it's every three years.""They have recently changed the pricing model, which is now better than it was before."

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Questions from the Community
Top Answer: The visibility Orca provides into my environment is at the highest level... When I dropped them into the environment, from the very get-go I had more insight into the risks in my environment than I… more »
Top Answer: I'm thinking about room for improvement that is really grand, in terms of ways that may not be possible. I like to partner with innovators and that's why I partnered with Orca. I don't think what I… more »
Top Answer: Orca is the inceptive tool that I deploy when I join a company. It will be one of the first things I do after an awareness training program. The reason is that Orca serves the function of giving me… more »
Top Answer: Qualys VM is very stable.
Top Answer: We pay a yearly fee for a license. They have very good discounts. That's why the price is okay for us. Generally, if we talk about the price without discounts, I do see a big peak in vulnerability… more »
Top Answer: The reporting and the GUI need improvements. Tenable dominated in these two areas: reporting and graphical user interface.
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Orca Security, the cloud security innovation leader, provides instant-on security and compliance for AWS, Azure, and GCP - without the gaps in coverage, alert fatigue, and operational costs of agents or sidecars.

Give your team superpowers and simplify cloud security operations with a single CNAPP platform for workload and data protection, cloud security posture management, vulnerability management, and compliance management. Instead of disparate tools operating in silos, Orca Security builds a graph that encompasses all cloud assets, software, connectivity, and trust - then prioritizes risk based on the severity of the underlying security issue, its accessibility, and business impact. This eliminates thousands of meaningless security alerts and helps you focus on what matters most.

With Orca Security, no code runs within your cloud environment. Orca SideScanning™ reads your cloud configuration and workloads’ runtime block storage out-of-band, detecting vulnerabilities, malware, misconfigurations, lateral movement risk, weak and leaked passwords, and unsecured PII. There are no overlooked assets, no DevOps headaches, and no performance hits on live environments.

Qualys Vulnerability Management (VM) is a cloud-based service that gives you immediate, global visibility into where your IT systems might be vulnerable to the latest Internet threats and how to protect them. It helps you to continuously identify threats and monitor unexpected changes in your network before they turn into breaches.

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Sample Customers
Autodesk, BeyondTrust, Carta, Databricks, Druva, Duolingo, Fiverr, Live Oak Bank, News Corp, NCR, Payoneer, Robinhood, Unity, and USA Today.
Agrokor Group, American Specialty Health, American State Bank, Arval, Life:), Axway, Bank of the West, Blueport Commerce, BSkyB, Brinks, CaixaBank, Cartagena, Catholic Health System, CEC Bank, Cegedim, CIGNA, Clickability, Colby-Sawyer College, Commercial Bank of Dubai, University of Utah, eBay Inc., ING Singapore, National Theatre, OTP Bank, Sodexo, WebEx
Top Industries
Computer Software Company27%
Comms Service Provider26%
Financial Services Firm12%
Manufacturing Company5%
Financial Services Firm22%
Comms Service Provider17%
Healthcare Company13%
Manufacturing Company13%
Computer Software Company31%
Comms Service Provider18%
Financial Services Firm8%
Company Size
Small Business29%
Midsize Enterprise71%
Small Business16%
Midsize Enterprise18%
Large Enterprise66%
Small Business13%
Midsize Enterprise37%
Large Enterprise50%
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Orca Security is ranked 8th in Vulnerability Management with 5 reviews while Qualys VM is ranked 4th in Vulnerability Management with 15 reviews. Orca Security is rated 9.6, while Qualys VM is rated 8.2. The top reviewer of Orca Security writes "Agentless approach makes it simple, reducing the number of tools we use, while rankings helps focus our engineers". On the other hand, the top reviewer of Qualys VM writes "Excellent continuous monitoring, helpful technical support, easy to scale, and simple to install". Orca Security is most compared with Wiz, Prisma Cloud by Palo Alto Networks, Salt Security API Protection Platform, Lacework and Lightspin, whereas Qualys VM is most compared with Tenable Nessus, Tenable SC, Rapid7 InsightVM, Microsoft Defender for Cloud Apps and Darktrace.

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