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Sameer Quraishi
Real User
Information Security Officer at Zamil
Aug 29 2019

What is most valuable?

The first thing we like is the scanner, the device which checks vulnerability management. They also have threat detection which maps threats. There is a feed that comes from Qualys when a new vulnerability is found. It tells us which machines are infected with that vulnerability. If there is a new attack, we definitely know that it is happening, what is happening in our environment.

What needs improvement?

What we have found is that the solution is not closely tied with the patch management. It is okay with newer ones, like Windows 10 machines; it gives the correct patch. But for Windows 7 or Windows Server 2008, it does not give us the correct patch so we have to manually identify the patches. This is a major problem.

What other advice do I have?

I would recommend Qualys because it's very easy to use. It does not require many specific skills. We are always on the latest version because Qualys provides automatic updates. We have a virtual appliance in each site and that sends the logs to the cloud. We have the consoles on the cloud which enable us to query and scan. All this happens through the cloud. We only have one administrator for the… more»
Sundeep Oberoi
Consultant
User at a tech services company with 10,001+ employees
Feb 05 2019

What do you think of Qualys Virtual Scanner Appliance?

What is our primary use case?

The primary use case is using this as the infrastructure scanner for an enterprise vulnerability programme in a customer organization.

How has it helped my organization?

The customer was manually testing asset health by point-in-time audits. Using the policy compliance module allowed this to be automated and saved time as well as generated more complete coverage of assets leading to greater assurance.

What is most valuable?

The prebuilt CIS templates are very useful.

What needs improvement?

Expanding the template library would be very useful.

For how long have I used the solution?

Three to five years.

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What is Qualys Virtual Scanner Appliance?

Qualys Virtual Scanner Appliance supports the same global scanning capabilities as our physical scanner appliance. The virtual scanner appliance is a stateless, disposable resource which acts as an extension of the Qualys Cloud Platform and is not a separately managed entity. This user guide describes how to get started with using a virtual scanner with your virtualization or cloud platform.

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