Qualys VM Competitors and Alternatives

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AbdulMohsin
Real User
Solution Architect at Beta Information Technology
May 21 2020

What is most valuable?

The most valuable feature is firewall management. It is excellent. It works by onboarding different firewall vendors and together with network assurance, builds a complete network model. Vulnerability management is very good and it has its… more »

How has it helped my organization?

With the combination of the vulnerability management database and third-party integration, vulnerability management is very rich. When you add the network model, Skybox can tell you exactly which vulnerabilities in the infrastructure are… more »

What needs improvement?

The Network Assurance, which helps to create the network model, is not so rich. It tells you the best part, and it gives you the alternate routes that are available based on the configuration and the routing table, but it doesn't give you… more »

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… more »

Which other solutions did I evaluate?

I have been evaluating other options including RedSeal, AlgoSec, Tufin, and FireMon. Each vendor has its own strengths and weaknesses. I think that the network modeling capability in RedSeal is far ahead of the rest. Also, in terms of… more »
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Review of Tenable Network Security
Real User
CISO at a financial services firm with 201-500 employees
Dec 09 2019

What is most valuable?

Nessus gives me a good preview of vulnerabilities and good suggestions for remediation. It's easy to find a description of a given vulnerability and solutions for it.

How has it helped my organization?

One thing that is important for us is that when the regulation agency is asking for something. we can send them reports from Nessus and they're very satisfied. If they're satisfied, and they don't… more »

What needs improvement?

One area that has room for improvement is the reporting. I'm preparing reports for Windows and Linux machines, etc. Currently, I'm collecting three or four reports and turning them into one report. I… more »

What's my experience with pricing, setup cost, and licensing?

We bought a one-year license. We are now preparing a new budget for next year and, given our experience with Nessus, we plan to continue with it for next year. We are satisfied with it. It's the best… more »

What other advice do I have?

If I were to speak to someone who works with IBM Guardium they would probably tell me, "Ah, Nessus is too simple for me. Guardium is better." But I can recommend Nessus to anyone who wants a good… more »

Which other solutions did I evaluate?

I didn't have a lot of experience with this type of product. I heard and knew that vulnerability assessment is most important. We paid a company to do a pen-test in our bank. That was the first time I… more »
Bill Young
Real User
Director of Cyber Security (CISO) at a marketing services firm with 201-500 employees
Sep 30 2020

What needs improvement?

Now that we have been using it, I think there are some things Rapid7 needs to consider and address in improving InsightsVM. I think the reporting piece has room for improvement. While they have a lot of reporting, and some of the reporting is really good, there are some things that I think they can do better on. They need to add some categories that are not covered and expand a few things that… more »

Which solution did I use previously and why did I switch?

I have had some previous experience with Qualys and using Rapid7 now is really a matter of what I chose to bring on based on my personal user experience. Each has its own advantages and neither is a bad product.

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… more »
Real User
Security Architect at a tech services company with 51-200 employees
Jul 05 2020

What is most valuable?

The most valuable feature for me is container scanning because I am interested in CICD security. The standard infrastructure scanning is pretty robust, which is why I was focusing on containers.

What needs improvement?

We had some challenges with the implementation because of Docker Version 2, although with help from the support team, we were able to proceed. It would be helpful if Tenable could be more clear with regard to everything the solution can and… more »

What's my experience with pricing, setup cost, and licensing?

I think that the price is reasonable for now, although given that everybody is looking to cut costs, I think that they should take measures to lower it. There are additional features that can be licensed for an additional cost.

Which solution did I use previously and why did I switch?

I have worked with the open-source solution OpenVAS, as well as with Rapid7 and Qualys. I can see that Tenable.io is going to be one of the big players because they are doing very well in this space.

What other advice do I have?

My advice for anybody who is implementing this product is to have all of the requirements documented and ready in advance. You match the solution to your requirements. Out of the box, we found that Tenable.io matched almost all of our… more »
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Review of Tenable Network Security
Real User
Senior Information Security Analyst at a financial services firm with 1,001-5,000 employees
May 10 2019

What is most valuable?

The most valuable feature is its ability to scan for vulnerabilities in our important systems, networks devices, and so on.

How has it helped my organization?

This solution has given us visibility of the vulnerability in our network. It also shows what needs to be done to negate the vulnerabilities by providing links to the… more »

What needs improvement?

The web application scanning area can be improved. A feature that I would like to see is the ability to integrate with exploit tools.

What's my experience with pricing, setup cost, and licensing?

The licensing costs for this solution are approximately $100,000 US, and I think that covers everything.

Which solution did I use previously and why did I switch?

We did not use a solution prior to this one.

What other advice do I have?

This is a good solution for evaluating vulnerability in the network. It gives wide coverage, and it is able to scan most platforms on the network. I would rate this… more »

Which other solutions did I evaluate?

Before choosing this solution we evaluated Qualys Labs and Rapid7.
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