Piotr KoryczanTechnology Security Expert at T-Mobile Polska (Deutsche Telekom)
Anonymous UserPrincipal security consultant at a computer software company
We asked business professionals to review the solutions they use. Here are some excerpts of what they said:
"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."
"The most valuable feature for us is the support for testing Linux-based web server components."
"The reporting on the solution is good."
"All of the features are great."
"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."
"Better automation capabilities would be an improvement."
"The solution should improve the responsiveness of its live technical support."
"At the time I was using it, the graphical user interface needed some improvements."
"The great advantage with Rapid7 Metasploit, of course, is that it's free."
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Qualys Virtual Scanner Appliance is ranked 11th in Vulnerability Management with 2 reviews while Rapid7 Metasploit is ranked 8th in Vulnerability Management with 3 reviews. Qualys Virtual Scanner Appliance is rated 8.0, while Rapid7 Metasploit is rated 7.6. 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 Metasploit writes "Straightforward to set up, and helpful for moving from development to production". Qualys Virtual Scanner Appliance is most compared with Microsoft Intune, Kenna.VM, Rapid7 InsightVM, IronNet IronDefense and Tenable Nessus, whereas Rapid7 Metasploit is most compared with Tenable Nessus, Rapid7 InsightVM, Wireshark, Qualys VM and Darktrace. See our Qualys Virtual Scanner Appliance vs. Rapid7 Metasploit report.
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