Qualys Virtual Scanner Appliance Competitors and Alternatives

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AbdulMohsin
Solution Architect at Beta Information Technology
Real User
Top 5Leaderboard
May 21, 2020
Rich vulnerability management that is controlled from a single pane of glass, but the network modeling capability needs improvement

What is our primary use case?

We are a system integrator and this is one of the products that we implement for our clients. This is one of the vendors that we focus on, from a security standpoint. Skybox has an amazing portfolio that makes up the security solution. You can onboard your network devices with the network assurance module. This includes layer three, layer two switches, load balancers, and so on. This partially builds the network model for the infrastructure and the entire security platform is built off of that.

Pros and Cons

  • "The most valuable feature is firewall management."
  • "The Network Assurance, which helps to create the network model, is not so rich."

What other advice do I have?

My advice to anybody who is implementing this product is to make sure that they utilize it. The usage of it should be mandated for the NOC and SOC. They should use a single dashboard to take care of all of your infrastructure components. When a Skybox representative visits to discuss this solution, it is important to discuss the use cases properly. Have a good project plan and it is also very important to have the right partner. They should be certified, trained, and involved at all stages. Overall, it is a pretty good product. When you use it, you will see the benefit of it. I would rate this…
Bill Young
Director of Cyber Security (CISO) at a marketing services firm with 201-500 employees
Real User
Top 20
Sep 30, 2020
Broad capabilities make this scanning solution able to cover a lot of ground

What is our primary use case?

In our first use case, we wanted to map the solution back to our NIS (Network and Information Systems) framework and the CIS (Center for Internet Security that publishes Critical Security Controls). That is the first part. The second part of this same use case is that we wanted to do continuous vulnerability scanning. That is we wanted to scan the complete network every month at a minimum. What we are finding out in practice is that we are scanning every week because of our network and the size of it. In the end, we are able to get even more aggressive than our original position. The next use… more »

Pros and Cons

  • "It is good and fits well with pretty much all of our use case needs."
  • "You can bring in and get online to do reports fairly quickly,"
  • "The product does not have the capability to do dynamic scanning of non-web applications."
  • "Reporting could be expanded."
  • "There are end-user needs and expectations that are being overlooked in the development that could be addressed by appointing a customer advisory board."

What other advice do I have?

I had implemented InsightVM before at another company. I liked it when we were using it there which is why it ended up here. I have also had previous experience with Qualys. I did not have the time or the luxury to sit back and do a full analysis, RFI (Request for Information) and RFP (Request for Proposal) when we had to bring on the solution. We are not the CIA (Central Intelligence Agency), we are not the NSA (National Security Agency). We do not need any sophisticated solution or anything like that. We just needed something we could bring in, get online fairly quickly, and get running to…
reviewer1460919
Global Infrastructure Architect at a energy/utilities company with 5,001-10,000 employees
Real User
Dec 4, 2020
Good technical support that is always there when you need them, but the prioritization of vulnerabilities needs to be improved

What is our primary use case?

We are currently using Qualys for vulnerability detection, as part of our security solution. We're moving towards Defender ATP because I am looking more at the Operational Technology (OT) side of things than I am at the Information Technology (IT) side.

Pros and Cons

  • "Technical support is great and we've never really had a problem."
  • "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."

What other advice do I have?

I would rate this solution a seven out of ten.
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