Aqua Cloud Security Platform vs Qualys VMDR comparison


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Executive SummaryUpdated on Jul 5, 2023

Categories and Ranking

SentinelOne Singularity Clo...
Ranking in Container Security
Average Rating
Number of Reviews
Ranking in other categories
Vulnerability Management (5th), Cloud and Data Center Security (5th), Cloud Workload Protection Platforms (CWPP) (5th), Cloud Security Posture Management (CSPM) (4th), Cloud-Native Application Protection Platforms (CNAPP) (4th), Compliance Management (5th)
Aqua Cloud Security Platform
Ranking in Container Security
Average Rating
Number of Reviews
Ranking in other categories
Cloud and Data Center Security (11th), Cloud Workload Protection Platforms (CWPP) (11th), Cloud-Native Application Protection Platforms (CNAPP) (9th), Software Supply Chain Security (6th), DevSecOps (5th)
Qualys VMDR
Ranking in Container Security
Average Rating
Number of Reviews
Ranking in other categories
IT Asset Management (7th), Configuration Management Databases (3rd), Risk-Based Vulnerability Management (3rd)

Mindshare comparison

As of July 2024, in the Container Security category, the mindshare of SentinelOne Singularity Cloud Security is 2.6%, up from 1.6% compared to the previous year. The mindshare of Aqua Cloud Security Platform is 8.0%, down from 9.8% compared to the previous year. The mindshare of Qualys VMDR is 3.7%, up from 3.5% compared to the previous year. It is calculated based on PeerSpot user engagement data.
Container Security
Unique Categories:
Vulnerability Management
Cloud and Data Center Security
Cloud Workload Protection Platforms (CWPP)
IT Asset Management
Configuration Management Databases

Featured Reviews

Jun 21, 2024
It is user-friendly and helps reduce false positives, but the log search is limited to 14 days
SentinelOne Singularity Cloud Security stands out for its user-friendliness compared to competitors like CrowdStrike, FireEye HX, and Microsoft Defender. Unlike these tools, which can be cumbersome for tasks like running queries or searching for logs, Singularity offers intuitive interfaces and delivers results in seconds, even for complex searches across various hash formats, like MD5, SHA256, etc., without needing conversion. Our existing SIEM console allows us to analyze alerts triggered by the SOC team. We can investigate potential false positives or conduct tests directly within the console. Additionally, the console facilitates quick searches for IOCs to identify malicious communications. Furthermore, Singularity Cloud Security offers a central management console for automated machine reboots, containment, and even self-maintenance in response to high-severity security alerts. This eliminates the need for manual intervention. We saw the benefits of SentinelOne Singularity Cloud Security within the first two months of transitioning from FireEye HX. Singularity was easy to manage, and we were able to identify vulnerabilities. SentinelOne Singularity Cloud Security has helped reduce the false positives we receive by 15 percent compared to FireEye HX. Singularity has helped reduce our mean time to detect. The automatic containment of the infected machine is done within the first ten seconds of detection. Singularity has helped reduce our mean time to remediate.
Aug 2, 2023
Provides workload protection and helps identify security misconfigurations, vulnerabilities, and risks
I'm using it for workload protection. So, in most cases, for protecting containers, verifying Kubernetes configurations, cloud configurations, and identifying security misconfigurations, vulnerabilities, and risks I use it to demonstrate to customers because I'm a sales engineer. Many customers…
Ruan Kotze - PeerSpot reviewer
Aug 8, 2023
Helped us quickly remediate vulnerabilities thanks to its automation and ease of use
Our use cases are primarily on-premises vulnerability management and remediation, external attack surface management and vulnerability scanning The benefits I've seen are twofold. The biggest benefit is from a security operations perspective, where we are able to drive our security posture…

Quotes from Members

We asked business professionals to review the solutions they use. Here are some excerpts of what they said:


"Support has been very helpful and provides regular feedback and help whenever needed. They've been very useful."
"We really appreciate the Slack integration. When we have an incident, we get an instant notification. We also use Joe Sandbox, which Singularity can integrate with, so we can verify if a threat is legitimate."
"PingSafe's integration is smooth. They are highly customer-oriented, and the integration went well for us."
"Cloud Native Security is user-friendly. Everything in the Cloud Native Security tool is straightforward, including detections, integration, reporting, etc. They are constantly improving their UI by adding plugins and other features."
"It is pretty easy to integrate with this platform. When properly integrated, it monitors end-to-end."
"Cloud Native Security offers a valuable tool called an offensive search engine."
"The dashboard gives me an overview of all the things happening in the product, making it one of the tool's best features."
"The solution's most valuable features are its ability to detect vulnerabilities inside AWS resources and its ability to rescan after a specific duration set by the administrator."
"From what I understand, the initial setup is simple."
"Valuable features include the ability to connect it to our Docker Hub where our images are stored, good integration with Slack, and the connection to the CV, to easily see which CVs are on each image."
"The most valuable features are that it's easy to use and manage."
"The container security element of this product has been very valuable to our organization."
"The most valuable feature is the security."
"Support is very helpful."
"The solution was very user-friendly."
"We use Aqua Security for the container security features."
"Vulnerability management is the most valuable one and it’s a must in every organization."
"Qualys VM's best feature is vulnerability management."
"It's stable and quite reliable."
"The most valuable feature is the ability to run different capabilities with the same agent. With only one agent, we can have EDR, vulnerability management, compliance and some basic SaaS security capabilities."
"It gives a very good overview of the inventory assessment process, and it can be accessed across our company because it's a global tool."
"Provides great functionality."
"Technical support is great and we've never really had a problem."
"The most valuable feature of Qualys Container Security is the detailed information in the reports and the remediation. This is done to make sure there are no vulnerabilities."


"Scanning capabilities should be added for the dark web."
"When you find a vulnerability and resolve it, the same issue will not occur again. I want PingSafe to block the same vulnerability from appearing again. I want something like a playbook where the steps that we take to resolve an issue are repeated when that issue happens again."
"PingSafe can be improved by developing a comprehensive set of features that allow for automated workflows."
"It does not bring much threat intel from the outside world. All it does is scan. If it can also correlate things, it will be better."
"It took us a while to configure the software to work well in this type of environment, as the support documents were not always clear."
"In addition to our telecom and Slack channels, it would be helpful to receive Cloud Native Security security notifications in Microsoft Teams."
"I would like additional integrations."
"Cloud Native Security's reporting could be better. We are unable to see which images are impacted. Several thousand images have been deployed, so if we can see some application-specific information in the dashboard, we can directly send that report to the team that owns the application. We'd also like the option to download the report from the portal instead of waiting for the report to be sent to our email."
"There's room for improvement, particularly in management capabilities as it may not be comprehensive enough for all customers, and it has been lacking in the realm of cloud security posture management."
"Sometimes I got stressed with the UI."
"It's a bit hard to use the user roles. That was a bit confusing."
"The solution could improve user-friendliness."
"Aqua Security could provide more open documentation so that their learning resources can be more easily accessed and searched through online. Right now, a lot of the documentation is closed and not available to the public."
"In the next release, Aqua Security should add the ability to automatically send reports to customers."
"Since we are working from home, we would like to have the proper training for Aqua."
"The integrations on CICD could be improved. If Aqua had more plugins or container images to integrate and automate more easily on CICD, it would be better."
"It's quite complex on the way it is set up, so it takes a fair bit of time in order to get your head around it in order to deploy it. Once you've deployed it, then you're never confident on the versions of the browsers and the SSL certificates, etc. You have to always go back into Qualys and check."
"Integration could be better. When you think about scanning, it's not used just with this product alone but with other Qualys products. If you think about the bundle, the product itself is good. But integration with other products and packages has space for improvement. They should also offer a better price for bundles."
"The price could be better. Asset view is still a legacy feature. I'm not able to extract the information about the asset with complete details. It would be better if they fixed that in the next release. I know Qualys is already working on it, so I'm hopeful it will be available in the next five or six months. That would be something that's changed where I seek improvement."
"The customer support is very bad."
"Qualys VM's scanner doesn't pick up every vulnerability, so we have to use multiple scanners to cover that gap."
"One area of the product that could be improved is the management of vulnerabilities detected on disabled applications."
"The reporting and dashboards could improve in Qualys VM. However, they have improved since the previous versions."
"The IoT scan is not great."

Pricing and Cost Advice

"I wasn't sure what to expect from the pricing, but I was pleasantly surprised to find that it was a little less than I thought."
"Their pricing appears to be based simply on the number of accounts we have, which is common for cloud-based products."
"Pricing is based on modules, which was ideal for us."
"PingSafe is less expensive than other options."
"Singularity Cloud Workload Security's licensing and price were cheaper than the other solutions we looked at."
"It's not expensive. The product is in its initial growth stages and appears more competitive compared to others. It comes in different variants, and I believe the enterprise version costs around $55 per user per year. I would rate it a five, somewhere fairly moderate."
"The pricing is fair. It is not inexpensive, and it is also not expensive. When managing a large organization, it is going to be costly, but it meets the business needs. In terms of what is out there on the market, it is fair and comparable to what I have seen, so I do not have any complaints about the cost"
"For pricing, it currently seems to be in line with market rates."
"They were reasonable with their pricing. They were pretty down-to-earth about the way they pitched their product and the way they tried to close the deal. They were one of the rare companies that approached the whole valuation in a way that made sense for our company, for our needs, and for their own requirements as well... They will accommodate your needs if they are able to understand them and they're stated clearly."
"The pricing of this solution could be improved."
"Aqua Security is not cheap, and it's not very expensive, such as Splunk, they are in the middle."
"It comes at a reasonable cost."
"Dealing with licensing costs isn't my responsibility, but I know that the licenses don't depend on the number of users, but instead are priced according to your workload."
"They have recently changed the pricing model, which is now better than it was before."
"The tool's pricing is expensive and I would rate the pricing a seven out of ten."
"The product is more expensive than that of any other vendor."
"An annual license for a single scanner costs around $3,000."
"The license is on a yearly basis."
"The pricing is very competitive."
"We have an annual contract for Qualys VMDR. I believe it's for either two years or five years."
"The solution is expensive."
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Top Industries

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Computer Software Company
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Insurance Company
Financial Services Firm
Computer Software Company
Manufacturing Company
Educational Organization
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Questions from the Community

What do you like most about PingSafe?
The dashboard gives me an overview of all the things happening in the product, making it one of the tool's best featu...
What is your experience regarding pricing and costs for PingSafe?
The price depends on the extension of the solution that you want to buy. If you want to buy just EDR, the price is le...
What needs improvement with PingSafe?
All EDRs are made of different modules. There is a firewall module, an IPS module, and an application module. The app...
What do you think of Aqua Security vs Prisma Cloud?
Aqua Security is easy to use and very manageable. Its main focus is on Kubernetes and Docker. Security is a very valu...
What do you like most about Aqua Security?
Customers find it invaluable to have the ability to check for vulnerabilities in an image before deployment, similar ...
What is your experience regarding pricing and costs for Aqua Security?
It comes at a reasonable cost. When compared to Prisma Cloud, it is more budget-friendly.
What is your primary use case for Qualys VM?
Qualys VM is used for vulnerability scans for the internet and applications using application exchange. There are man...
What do you like most about Qualys VMDR?
I like that we have many scanners and channels that don't overload. It helps us scan and track easily. Also, the tagg...
What is your experience regarding pricing and costs for Qualys VMDR?
The solution is reasonably priced for the value it provides. Our contract renewal was approximately 2.5 million ZAR f...

Also Known As

Aqua Security Platform, CloudSploit, Argon
Qualys VM, QualysGuard VM, Qualys Asset Inventory, Qualys Container Security, Qualys Virtual Scanner Appliance



Sample Customers

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HPE Salesforce Telstra Ellie Mae Cathay Pacific HomeAway
Agrokor Group, American Specialty Health, American State Bank, Arval, Life:), Axway, Bank of the West, Blueport Commerce, BSkyB, Brinks, CaixaBank, Cartagena, Catholic Health System, CEC Bank, Cegedim, CIGNA, Clickability, Colby-Sawyer College, Commercial Bank of Dubai, University of Utah, eBay Inc., ING Singapore, National Theatre, OTP Bank, Sodexo, WebEx
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