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Pros
"They also have threat detection which maps threats. There is a feed that comes from Qualys when a new vulnerability is found. It tells us which machines are infected with that vulnerability.""The most valuable feature is the certificate management."

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"Rapid7 InsightVM has given us a practical view of the vulnerabilities present in our organization.""The most valuable feature for us is the different types of reporting it provides.""We feel the interface is very good. It is very easy to use, even a nontechnical person can use it.""The most valuable feature is the site scanning, where we can provide a complete subnet and what it is we need to scan on those devices.""There are many integrations with things like the VMware NSX that are great, the reporting is really solid.""It's easy to use. It's fast, it's a powerful easy to access tool.""This solution is very easy to use and easy to install.""The most important aspect of the solution is that it rarely gives false positives, especially compared to other products. It provides very clear reports for our IT teams to look at."

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"What we have found is that the solution is not closely tied with the patch management. It is okay with newer ones, like Windows 10 machines; it gives the correct patch. But for Windows 7 or Windows Server 2008, it does not give us the correct patch so we have to manually identify the patches. This is a major problem.""The reporting in this solution can be improved."

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"A definite improvement would be to make it easier to run ad-hoc scans without needing to assign the asset to a site or group.""This solution integrates with another module in Metasploit, that doesn't exist in the other solutions. It is subscribed to on our roadmap, but we chose to implement both Nexppose and AppSpider.""The reporting has room for improvement. You cannot customize any report. If I need a specific requirement, I have to create a new report for it.""The reporting is a little bit tricky because it can be difficult to exactly pinpoint some of the assets to filter them and generate a report.""Some difficulties with the online reporting and lack of integrations.""The InsightVM cannot scan if we connect to our customer by the VPN.""It would be nice to have an additional feature that would provide reports on who has logged onto the console or who did what on the console.""There needs to be much clearer instructions surrounding scanning."

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"This solution is expensive, but it's fine for us as we have an open budget for security solutions. Protection and having the system secured is more important.""The license is IP based. How many IPs you are using to scan is the amount of the license you have to buy. The number of users doesn't matter; many users can use it or only person. It depends on the culture of the organization.""Our licensing costs are somewhere around $40,000 annually. There are no additional fees.""The licensing is asset-based and very straightforward."

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Top Answer:  It's easy to use. It's fast, it's a powerful easy to access tool.
Top Answer: Our licensing costs are somewhere around $40,000 annually. There are no additional fees. We will probably increase our license count annually as our environment kind of naturally grows. We started out… more »
Top Answer: I have had some difficult problems with InsightVM. The InsightVM cannot scan if we connect to our customer by the VPN. I asked the Rapid7 support, they told me that the InsightVM can only work on the… more »
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Also Known As
InsightVM, NeXpose
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Overview

Qualys Virtual Scanner Appliance supports the same global scanning capabilities as our physical scanner appliance. The virtual scanner appliance is a stateless, disposable resource which acts as an extension of the Qualys Cloud Platform and is not a separately managed entity. This user guide describes how to get started with using a virtual scanner with your virtualization or cloud platform.

Rapid7 InsightVM is the vulnerability assessment tool built for the modern web. InsightVM combines complete ecosystem visibility, an unparalleled understanding of the attacker mindset, and the agility of SecOps so you can act before impact.

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Sample Customers
CapitalOne, Cisco, EdinBurg Airport, American State Bank, ClearPoint, Clickability, Commercial Bank of Dubai, ancestry, ebay, Euro Bank, Florida Department of Health, OneWest Bank, Frontier, Microsoft, Office Depot, Oracle, Standard Chartered, University of IdahoACS, Acosta, AllianceData, amazon.com, biogen idec, CBRE, CATERPILLAR, Deloitte, COACH, GameStop, IBM
Top Industries
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Computer Software Company32%
Comms Service Provider22%
University5%
Financial Services Firm5%
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Insurance Company22%
Financial Services Firm22%
Government22%
Non Tech Company11%
VISITORS READING REVIEWS
Computer Software Company29%
Comms Service Provider16%
Financial Services Firm7%
Media Company6%
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Small Business24%
Midsize Enterprise35%
Large Enterprise41%
Find out what your peers are saying about Qualys Virtual Scanner Appliance vs. Rapid7 InsightVM and other solutions. Updated: January 2021.
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Qualys Virtual Scanner Appliance is ranked 10th in Vulnerability Management with 3 reviews while Rapid7 InsightVM is ranked 2nd in Vulnerability Management with 12 reviews. Qualys Virtual Scanner Appliance is rated 8.4, while Rapid7 InsightVM is rated 8.2. The top reviewer of Qualys Virtual Scanner Appliance writes "Threat detection tells us which machines are infected with a vulnerability". On the other hand, the top reviewer of Rapid7 InsightVM writes "Broad capabilities make this scanning solution able to cover a lot of ground". Qualys Virtual Scanner Appliance is most compared with Microsoft Intune, Kenna.VM, Tenable Nessus and Balbix BreachControl, whereas Rapid7 InsightVM is most compared with Tenable Nessus, Qualys VM, Tenable SC, Tenable.io Vulnerability Management and Rapid7 Metasploit. See our Qualys Virtual Scanner Appliance vs. Rapid7 InsightVM report.

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