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Find out what your peers are saying about Qualys VM vs. Tenable SC and other solutions. Updated: January 2021.
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"Technical support is fantastic.""The most valuable features are vulnerability detection and the scanning capability to enable identification of vulnerabilities across our network.""What I like about Qualys VM is the dashboard presentation. It's very good.""It's a good product. After the scan our internet works well. It scans our security posture.""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.""The initial setup was good. We didn't have any problems with it.""Technical support is great and we've never really had a problem.""The features that are most valuable are the identification, scan features, and the identification of vulnerabilities."

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"I think that this is a good solution for evaluating vulnerability in the network.""What is useful to me is being able to fulfill very customized scanning policies. In the clinical environment, because of vendor control, we can't perform credential-vulnerability scanning. And network scans, which I've done before, can cause a lot of impact. Being able to create very customized policies to be able to routinely scan and audit our clinical networks, while simultaneously not causing impact, is important to us.""One of the most valuable features is their distributed scan model for allotting engines to work together as a pool and handle multiple scans at once, across multiple environments. Automatic scanning distribution is a distinguishing feature of their toolset.""This solution has a much lower rate of false positives compared to competing products.""The predictive prioritization features are pretty good. They do a lot of research and we trust the research that they do internally. They have knowledge of what's going on with many companies, where we only get a view into what's going on here. So the ability to get best practices out of them as part of this solution, is valuable to us.""Tenable also helps us to focus resources on the vulnerabilities that are most likely to be exploited. And since it is continuously updated, it allows us to reevaluate quickly if there are new vulnerabilities found...""The scans are the most valuable aspect of this solution.""This product has the best results in terms of the lowest number of false-positives and false-negatives."

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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 would like to see this solution more developed and competitive in the Cloud space.""The customer support is very bad.""The reporting needs improvement. It should generate much more stuff like field reports.""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 ability to manage user accounts and give rights to the operator to know about abnormalities of applications is something that needs improvement.""We are moving away from Qualys to Defender ATP because I find that Defender ATP is much better at prioritizing the vulnerabilities that I should be looking at.""I would like to see more accuracy in detections, better reporting capabilities, and better dashboard download capabilities."

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"The web application scanning area can be improved.""If I want to have a very low-managed scan policy, it's a lot of work to create something which is very basic. If I use a tool like Nmap, all I have to do is download it, install it, type in the command, and it's good to go. In Security Center, I have to go through a lot of work to create a policy that's very basic.""It's good at creating information, it's good creating dashboards, it's good at creating reports, but if you want to take that reporting metadata and put it into another tool, that is a little bit lacking.""The vulnerability scan does not work correctly until the access privileges are set by the system administrator.""There's a lot of information being streamed out of the reports. What would be nice, and maybe we just haven't found it, would be more of an executive-type view. We still expect it to collect all this information, but we would like a feature that would allow us to show it to an executive or a director or someone like that and give them some type of high-level overview but not get into the nitty-gritty.""The reporting needs a lot of work on the template.""The integration is very good, although it still needs to improve.""Current web page needs improvement, slows down processes."

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Pricing and Cost Advice
"They have recently changed the pricing model, which is now better than it was before.""It is different for every company, but for us, it's every three years.""Qualys is cheaper and more affordable than other solutions.""The pricing and licensing for Qualys could be improved."

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"The licensing costs for this solution are approximately $100,000 US, and I think that covers everything.""The pricing is more than Nexpose.""Costing is pretty reasonable compared to the competition.""We're a Fortune 500 company... our licensing costs [are] in the seven figures.""We pay around 60,000 on a yearly basis.""The price can start at €10,000 ($13,000 USD) for between 500 and 1,000 assets, and the price can climb into the millions as more assets are added.""I use a local license to perform penetration testing and I'm pretty happy with everything when it comes to pricing and licensing."

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Questions from the Community
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: The scans are the most valuable aspect of this solution.
Top Answer: There should be an easier way to build your own type of reports because the data is there but it is quite painful to get what I want from it. I prefer Tenable SC to other solutions.
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QualysGuard VM
Tenable Unified Security, Tenable SecurityCenter
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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.

Tenable SC consolidates and evaluates vulnerability data across the enterprise, prioritizing security risks and providing a clear view of your security posture. With SecurityCenter, get the visibility and context you need to effectively prioritize and remediate vulnerabilities, ensure compliance with IT security frameworks, standards and regulations, and take decisive action to ensure the effectiveness of your IT security program and reduce business risk.

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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, WebEx
IBM, Sempra Energy, Microsoft, Apple, Adidas, Union Pacific
Top Industries
REVIEWERS
Financial Services Firm19%
Comms Service Provider19%
Healthcare Company14%
Manufacturing Company10%
VISITORS READING REVIEWS
Computer Software Company33%
Comms Service Provider19%
Financial Services Firm7%
Government5%
REVIEWERS
Financial Services Firm29%
Government14%
Comms Service Provider14%
Healthcare Company14%
VISITORS READING REVIEWS
Computer Software Company29%
Comms Service Provider19%
Government12%
Financial Services Firm6%
Company Size
REVIEWERS
Small Business15%
Midsize Enterprise21%
Large Enterprise64%
REVIEWERS
Small Business33%
Midsize Enterprise13%
Large Enterprise53%
Find out what your peers are saying about Qualys VM vs. Tenable SC and other solutions. Updated: January 2021.
464,757 professionals have used our research since 2012.

Qualys VM is ranked 3rd in Vulnerability Management with 11 reviews while Tenable SC is ranked 4th in Vulnerability Management with 9 reviews. Qualys VM is rated 8.4, while Tenable SC is rated 8.6. The top reviewer of Qualys VM writes "Easy to use and scalable but needs to be priced more competitively". On the other hand, the top reviewer of Tenable SC writes "Enables us to centralize and correlate all data and understand where the gaps are in our security posture". Qualys VM is most compared with Tenable Nessus, Rapid7 InsightVM, Zscaler Internet Access, Dome9 and Skybox Security Suite, whereas Tenable SC is most compared with Tenable.io Vulnerability Management, Tenable Nessus, Rapid7 InsightVM, Forescout Platform and Cisco ISE (Identity Services Engine). See our Qualys VM vs. Tenable SC report.

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