Compare Qualys VM vs. Tenable Nessus

Qualys VM is ranked 1st in Vulnerability Management with 8 reviews while Tenable Nessus is ranked 3rd in Vulnerability Management with 6 reviews. Qualys VM is rated 8.6, while Tenable Nessus is rated 8.2. The top reviewer of Qualys VM writes "Easy to deploy and manage but reporting and dashboards have room for improvement". On the other hand, the top reviewer of Tenable Nessus writes "The comprehensive coverage offered has been the most remarkable". Qualys VM is most compared with Tenable Nessus, Rapid7 InsightVM and Tenable SecurityCenter, whereas Tenable Nessus is most compared with Qualys VM, Rapid7 Metasploit and Rapid7 InsightVM. See our Qualys VM vs. Tenable Nessus report.
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Pros
Technical support is fantastic.There are fewer false positives when using this solution.Tech support is helpful.It is quite easy to implement.It is a simple solution that makes scanning easy. You just give it a scheduled task, and it will do everything for you.The reporting is fine.I find the most valuable features are the continuous monitoring. Even on premises, there is constant monitoring.Monitors workstations and servers for vulnerabilities and creates reports.

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The solution is very stable.I find the features that are most valuable are the policies that help us identify the vulnerabilities. These policies are then used for scanning instabilities and then identifying the particular vulnerabilities.Tenable Nessus streamlines the process of scanning for our organization.We looked at Tenable, Qualys and Rapid7. We found Tenable was the best of all three.It provides multiple recommendations towards the remedy of vulnerabilities.It allows me to prioritize efforts and utilize effective technical resources.

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Cons
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.The only improvement I can think of is on the implementation side. At times it is a bit slow.They have integrated with other third parties, but it is still not viable.When tested on Zero day, there were errors.Improve the API speed.

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I would like to see an improvement in the ranking of high, medium and low vulnerability.We have had some false positives in the past, which we hope can improve in the future.This is still a maturing product. Tenable is only a scanner for one ability, while other solutions like Rapid7 have more tools for verification. We still have to manually verify to see if the vulnerability is a false positive or not.From my point of view the solution basically is not for the big enterprise.They should improve the I/O reporting and the customized spreadsheet export feature.Multiple steps to create an actionable plan will be a great addition to Nessus.

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Pricing and Cost Advice
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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I think the price is fairly affordable. It provides a license that is fair.The price of Tenable Nessus is much more competitive versus other solutions on the market.The pricing is much more manageable versus other products.

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Overview

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.

Nessus Professional is the industry’s most widely deployed assessment solution for identifying the vulnerabilities, configuration issues, and malware that attackers use to penetrate your, or your customer's network. With the broadest coverage, the latest intelligence, rapid updates, and an easy-to-use interface, Nessus offers an effective and comprehensive vulnerability scanning package for one low cost.

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Sample Customers
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, WebExBitbrains, Tesla, Just Eat, Crosskey Banking Solutions, Covenant Health, Youngstown State University
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Comms Service Provider29%
Healthcare Company21%
Manufacturing Company14%
Financial Services Firm14%
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Software R&D Company23%
Comms Service Provider12%
Financial Services Firm10%
Healthcare Company7%
VISITORS READING REVIEWS
Software R&D Company28%
Comms Service Provider16%
Media Company9%
Manufacturing Company4%
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