Qualys Virtual Scanner Appliance Overview

Qualys Virtual Scanner Appliance is the #11 ranked solution in our list of top Vulnerability Management tools. It is most often compared to Microsoft Intune: Qualys Virtual Scanner Appliance vs Microsoft Intune

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.

Buyer's Guide

Download the Vulnerability Management Buyer's Guide including reviews and more. Updated: June 2021

Qualys Virtual Scanner Appliance Customers
CapitalOne, Cisco, EdinBurg Airport, American State Bank, ClearPoint, Clickability, Commercial Bank of Dubai, ancestry, ebay, Euro Bank, Florida Department of Health, OneWest Bank, Frontier, Microsoft, Office Depot, Oracle, Standard Chartered, University of Idaho
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Sameer Quraishi
Information Security Officer at Zamil
Real User
Top 5Leaderboard
Threat detection tells us which machines are infected with a vulnerability

Pros and Cons

  • "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."
  • "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 solution who monitors and checks if there is anything to be aware of. It sends the reports to all the different administrators, such as network, Linux, and Windows administrators and they take it from…
Technology Security Expert at T-Mobile Polska (Deutsche Telekom)
Real User
Identifies and helps to remedy vulnerabilities, has good certificate management

What is our primary use case?

Our primary use case is vulnerability assessment.

How has it helped my organization?

This solution has provided information about existing vulnerabilities, and helped with quick remediation in case of global malware attacks.

What is most valuable?

The most valuable feature is the certificate management. The reason is the limited license provided by the mother company.

What needs improvement?

The reporting in this solution can be improved.

For how long have I used the solution?

I have been using this solution for five years.