Qualys VM Competitors and Alternatives

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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»
Hassan-Moussafir
Real User
Information Security Senior Expert (Founding member, African Cybersecurity Center) at a financial services firm with 10,001+ employees
Nov 11 2019

What is most valuable?

The most valuable feature for us is the different types of reporting it provides. For example, the compliance reporting, compliance with the international standard in which we are certified and compliant. This is important for us to… more»

What needs improvement?

We need to scan and identify the different RPGs, the critical ones and the major ones that can generate risk or a measure of risk. We generate the reporting from the system and relay the report to our internal developers. We have our… more»

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

This solution is expensive, but it's fine for us as we have an open budget for security solutions. Protection and having the system secured is more important.

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

In this current company, they were using Qualys and I convinced the management to change to Rapid 7. After every event, we are required to automize with information control tools like Sandbox, IPS, and vulnerability management. All of those… more»

What other advice do I have?

Rapid 7 is a leading solution that has been implemented in many companies. In Nexpose you have the console and the app assistant for Rapid 7. The design can be implemented in all of the segments of the network to scan, perform the scale of… more»
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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