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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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"The initial setup was straightforward. The biggest thing for us was to build our own policies. The deployment itself was only a few hours.""The best thing about Zscaler Internet Access is the website filtering. In the UAE it's quite an important feature because most of the malware comes through the SQL injection and through downloads from websites. Zscaler helps protect against that.""The solution offers a distributed organization to master and to control all of the endpoints.""The most valuable feature is bandwidth control.""Zscaler Web Security protects our users in remote locations from internet threats - even if they are not connected to our network.""The scanning feature is impressive, because they do not introduce a big latency to the traffic.""The security is excellent.""The VPN is valuable, as the whole technology is very different from a traditional VPN."

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"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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"In every cloud service in the world, you have multiple upstream internet providers to create diversity so that if one of your providers fails, your network just continues. In South Africa, there is only one upstream provider, and that's not right. That that's a problem.""In terms of usage, here in the GCC, it's still growing a growing market, so the combination of DLP, data leak prevention, to a certain extent is fine. But what it requires is user-based access or role-based access. The solution needs to grow into that, which definitely takes time. There's not an easy way to integrate it, when you have a cloud-based solution.""Zscaler should provide adjacent services, which would be complementary to their current offering that could to be more pragmatic for a customer. For example, if you take Akamai, you get multiple sets of services, all depending on the customer and the strategy and the complexity and the problems. In some areas, they are more varied in terms of coverage.""It also needs better integration with other applications as well. There are some restrictions.""Another thing that I would like to see is if Zscaler could have a separate product for direct access. I looked at a private access solution, but I understand there's a separate product that isn't integrated with this.""I would like to see the ability to choose a pool of IPs for my company, set up rules based on them, and know that those IPs are not used by other companies.""I don't know whether it's Zscaler or not, however, sometimes I can't access my time management. I need to wait and try again a few hours later. Typically, if I let some time pass, I can access it again.""There are a few features that are not compatible with the Azure cloud."

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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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"Roughly, we might spend $70,000 a month on the solution. We don't pay for anything beyond the standard licensing fee.""Our monthly fee is around R3000."

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Questions from the Community
Top Answer: The prioritization feature is great. I think it has all of the advanced features that we need.
Top Answer: The price of Qualys for us is better than Tenable, although that is only because we are partners. The retail price of Qualys is higher than that of tenable. The pricing and licensing for Qualys could… more »
Top Answer: It's too early for me to say if there is any room for improvement since we're in the first couple of months of using this solution. So far, we've been pretty happy about it. Nothing comes to mind that… more »
Top Answer: The VPN is valuable, as the whole technology is very different from a traditional VPN.
Top Answer: I don't handle billing or payments and therefore don't know the exact pricing of the solution of what exactly our organization pays.
Top Answer: There are a few features that are not compatible with the Azure cloud. It's not fully compatible with our environment because of the way that it is divided into business units. In order to get it… more »
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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.

Zscaler Web Security provides unmatched security, visibility and control, going beyond the basics of web content filtering. Delivered in the cloud, Zscaler includes award-winning web security integrated with our robust network security platform that features advanced threat protection, real-time analytics and forensics. You'll get protection across every user, location and device, including laptops, smartphones, tablets and Internet of Things devices.

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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
Ulster-Greene ARC, BanRegio, HDFC, Ralcorp Holdings Inc., British American Tobacco, Med America Billing Services Inc., Lanco Group, Aquafil, Telefonica, Swisscom, Brigade Group
Top Industries
REVIEWERS
Financial Services Firm23%
Comms Service Provider18%
Healthcare Company14%
Manufacturing Company9%
VISITORS READING REVIEWS
Computer Software Company30%
Comms Service Provider18%
Financial Services Firm8%
Government5%
VISITORS READING REVIEWS
Computer Software Company28%
Comms Service Provider24%
Financial Services Firm6%
Government5%
Company Size
REVIEWERS
Small Business17%
Midsize Enterprise20%
Large Enterprise63%
VISITORS READING REVIEWS
Small Business12%
Midsize Enterprise40%
Large Enterprise48%
REVIEWERS
Small Business57%
Large Enterprise43%
VISITORS READING REVIEWS
Small Business14%
Midsize Enterprise13%
Large Enterprise72%
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Qualys VM is ranked 4th in Vulnerability Management with 13 reviews while Zscaler Internet Access is ranked 2nd in Secure Web Gateways (SWG) with 8 reviews. Qualys VM is rated 8.4, while Zscaler Internet Access is rated 7.8. 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 Zscaler Internet Access writes "Centralized firewall that protects the whole topography". Qualys VM is most compared with Tenable Nessus, Tenable SC, Rapid7 InsightVM, Darktrace and Check Point CloudGuard Posture Management, whereas Zscaler Internet Access is most compared with Cisco Umbrella, Netskope CASB, Prisma SaaS by Palo Alto Networks, Palo Alto Networks WildFire and Microsoft Cloud App Security.

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