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The usability and overall scan results are good.Picks up weaknesses in our app setups.The scalability is good. The scalability is more than good because it can operate both as a standalone and it can be integrated as part of applications. So that really makes it a very, very versatile solution to have.For us, the most valuable aspect of the solution is the log-sequence feature.It can operate both as a standalone and it can be integrated with other applications, which makes it a very versatile solution to have.Our developers can run the attacks directly from their environments, desktops.The vulnerability scanning option for analyzing the security loopholes on the websites is the most valuable feature of this solution.The automated approach to these repetitive discovery attempts would take days to do manually and therefore it helps reduce the time needed to do an assessment.

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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.It's a good product. After the scan our internet works well. It scans our security posture.What I like about Qualys VM is the dashboard presentation. It's very good.The most valuable features are vulnerability detection and the scanning capability to enable identification of vulnerabilities across our network.Technical support is fantastic.There are fewer false positives when using this solution.Tech support is helpful.It is quite easy to implement.

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We are very satisfied with the reports, as they provide us with the information that is required for our management.The main functionality of identifying item endpoints that weren't properly patched or had vulnerabilities is the solution's most valuable feature.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.This solution is very easy to use and easy to install.It's easy to use. It's fast, it's a powerful easy to access tool.There are many integrations with things like the VMware NSX that are great, the reporting is really solid.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.We feel the interface is very good. It is very easy to use, even a nontechnical person can use it.

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Cons
There is room for improvement in website authentication because I've seen other products that can do it much better.Currently only supports web scanning.We want to see how much bandwidth usage it consumes. When we monitor traffic we have issues with the consumption and throttling of the traffic.The solution limits the number of scans. It would be much better if we could have unlimited scans.When monitoring the traffic we always have issues with the bandwidth consumption and the throttling of traffic.Tools that would allow us to work more efficiently with the mobile environment, with Android and iOS.In terms of what needs improvement, the way the licensing model is currently is not very convenient for us because initially, when we bought it, the licensing model was very flexible, but now it restricts us.It would be nice to have a feature to "retest" only a single vulnerability that the customer reports as patched, and delete it from the next scans since it has already been patched.

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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 reporting needs improvement. It should generate much more stuff like field reports.The customer support is very bad.I would like to see this solution more developed and competitive in the Cloud space.It's quite complex on the way it is set up, so it takes a fair bit of time in order to get your head around it in order to deploy it. Once you've deployed it, then you're never confident on the versions of the browsers and the SSL certificates, etc. You have to always go back into Qualys and check.I do not like that all of the data is stored on the cloud.When you want to cover yourself for scalability, you will be charged for the number you place on the scan itself.It is more expensive vs. other products on the market.

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There have been instances where technical support takes a long time to update the status of a ticket, which is something that can be improved.We found that after you passed an endpoint, it didn't always reflect it in the next scan. I'm not sure if it was a glitch or some issue with the product's software. That was never clear. That was always an issue and something that definitely needed improvement.There needs to be much clearer instructions surrounding scanning.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.The InsightVM cannot scan if we connect to our customer by the VPN.Some difficulties with the online reporting and lack of integrations.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.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.

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Pricing and Cost Advice
I would say that Acunetix is expensive because there are products on the market with similar features that are equally or better-priced.The costs aren't very expensive. It costs around $3000 or $4000.All things considered, I think it has a good price/value ratio.The pricing and licensing are reasonable to a point. In order to run multiple scans at a time, we are going to have to purchase a 100 count license, which is an overkill. Though, compared to what we were paying for, the cost seems reasonable.When we looked at all other vendors and what they were asking for, to provide a third of what Acunetix was capable of doing, it was an easy decision... But now that it's coming to a cost where it's line with market value, it becomes more of a competition... Acunetix is raising the cost of licensing. It's 3.5 times what we were initially quoted.Acunetix was around the same price as all the other vendors we looked at, nothing special.

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When you want to cover yourself for scalability, you will be charged for the number you place on the scan itself.It is more expensive than other products on the market.

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The licensing is asset-based and very straightforward.Our licensing costs are somewhere around $40,000 annually. There are no additional fees.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.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 price of the solution is less than the competitors.I do not have experience with the pricing of the solution.

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Top Answer: The scalability is good. The scalability is more than good because it can operate both as a standalone and it can be integrated as part of applications. So that really makes it a very, very versatile… more »
Top Answer: We want to see how much bandwidth usage it consumes. When we monitor traffic we have issues with the consumption and throttling of the traffic.
Top Answer: It's a good product. After the scan our internet works well. It scans our security posture.
Top Answer: I would give the pricing three out of five.
Top Answer: Reporting can be improved more. It should generate much more stuff like field reports. Though the reports generally meet our need we hope we can customize it better.
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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Overview

Acunetix Web Vulnerability Scanner is an automated web application security testing tool that audits your web applications by checking for vulnerabilities like SQL Injection, Cross site scripting, and other exploitable vulnerabilities.

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.

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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Joomla!, Digicure, Team Random, Credit Suisse, Samsung, Air New ZealandAgrokor 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, WebExACS, Acosta, AllianceData, amazon.com, biogen idec, CBRE, CATERPILLAR, Deloitte, COACH, GameStop, IBM
Top Industries
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Financial Services Firm40%
Comms Service Provider10%
Energy/Utilities Company10%
Insurance Company10%
VISITORS READING REVIEWS
Computer Software Company44%
Comms Service Provider11%
Media Company7%
Government6%
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Comms Service Provider22%
Financial Services Firm22%
Healthcare Company17%
Manufacturing Company11%
VISITORS READING REVIEWS
Computer Software Company37%
Comms Service Provider13%
Financial Services Firm6%
Media Company6%
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Financial Services Firm25%
Government25%
Insurance Company25%
Comms Service Provider13%
VISITORS READING REVIEWS
Computer Software Company34%
Comms Service Provider9%
Media Company8%
Financial Services Firm6%
Company Size
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Small Business25%
Midsize Enterprise8%
Large Enterprise67%
VISITORS READING REVIEWS
Small Business29%
Midsize Enterprise5%
Large Enterprise66%
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Small Business9%
Midsize Enterprise22%
Large Enterprise69%
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Small Business20%
Midsize Enterprise33%
Large Enterprise47%
Find out what your peers are saying about Qualys VM vs. Rapid7 InsightVM and other solutions. Updated: September 2020.
437,323 professionals have used our research since 2012.
Qualys VM is ranked 4th in Vulnerability Management with 10 reviews while Rapid7 InsightVM is ranked 2nd in Vulnerability Management with 12 reviews. Qualys VM is rated 8.4, while Rapid7 InsightVM is rated 8.0. The top reviewer of Qualys VM writes "The main purpose was to remove the granularity. It really helped us manage the security of our organization". On the other hand, the top reviewer of Rapid7 InsightVM writes "Speed and quality of vulnerability scanning translates to reliable and timely results". Qualys VM is most compared with Tenable Nessus, Tenable SC, Dome9, Zscaler Internet Access and Prisma SaaS by Palo Alto Networks , whereas Rapid7 InsightVM is most compared with Tenable Nessus, Tenable SC, Tenable.io Vulnerability Management, Rapid7 Metasploit and Kenna.VM. See our Qualys VM vs. Rapid7 InsightVM report.

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