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Pros
"For the price, the features included with Microsoft are appealing.""Remote Wipe and Autopilot is one of the best features.""The one feature we find most useful is the Mobile Application Manager. There are two types, we have the complete MDM and the Mobile Application Manager(MAM). We don't give our users phones, it is their own personal phone, and we need to allow them to have access to the company detail on their phone. We need to create a balance between their own personal data and the company data. We deploy the Mobile Application Manager for them so that we won't be able to interfere with their own personal data.""It provides control over all mobile devices that are being connected to the corporate network.""A great solution for anyone wanting a modern endpoint device management solution.""Easy to use.""The mobile application management, MAM, is the most useful aspect of the solution.""We have found the solution is capable of scaling."

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"Qualys VM had a recent upgrade and the newer version is supporting the cloud.""The features that are most valuable are the identification, scan features, and the identification of vulnerabilities.""The initial setup is straightforward.""Qualys VM has allowed us to know the vulnerabilities we need to prioritize based on the threat levels and the possible impact if there's an intrusion.""The most valuable features are vulnerability scanning, policy compliance scanning, and tablet for web application scanning.""The most valuable feature is the connection of threat intelligence information with identified vulnerabilities, which means you can prioritize vulnerabilities according to actual attacks.""Qualys VM's best features are vulnerability management and customizable scoring.""I find Qualys VM very robust, and it's very useful for vulnerability management and patch management. The value that it brings to my environment is economies of scale. There is no limitation on adding any endpoints. You go by the rule, and it's added once another endpoint is added to our environment. It's automatically installed, and it's less work from our end. It frees up my license automatically if I don't need an endpoint or if my machine is decommissioned. I like the dashboard displays because I don't see any duplication. The most important part is vulnerability management and prioritization. Unlike Symantec, it shows the kind of vulnerability I would want to patch first. It provides a holistic view of the kind of vulnerabilities and the ones I should remediate first. I don't have to do a scan; it just brings up those critical kinds of vulnerabilities like zero-day vulnerabilities and tells me to prioritize them. You have to prioritize these vulnerabilities first and go on with the rest. The dashboard shows me the ones that have been fixed, so I don't have to complete an aging report. The user experience and the graphical interface are good. As it's user-friendly and understandable on an executive level, it brings real value. We also use this solution because it's robust and flexibile."

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Cons
"The installation is very easy. However, to be able to configure it you will need special knowledge, such as training or self-studies to have a proper level of security. There are many settings one has to understand before being able to implement Microsoft Intune.""The main disadvantage seen today is regarding Linux clients. We have a lot of development resources that have Linux on their clients, and we can't manage them on the same platform, as we do with other clients such as macOS and Windows. So, it should have support for Linux clients. It should also have better support for macOS.""It just doesn't handle software updates well at all by itself. You need to be a scripting wizard to make those happen properly, or you use third-party tools. The Windows feature updates are very difficult to implement. I would like to see a proprietary built-in remote control tool. I know that they have Team Viewer integrated, but it is not seamless. It would be nice if they had a seamless remote desktop capability directly from the Intune console.""The security features should be improved.""The most important thing is reporting. They should improve their reporting. They should give a free hand to users. In SCCM, I can create my own reports. For example, in SCCM, I can create an inventory report for my PC or for all PCs, but in Intune, we don't have an option to create any report. Microsoft claims that Intune is a successor of SCCM, but SCCM is more powerful than Intune. So, they should develop Intune more and make it equivalent to SCCM. Then, their product will be great in the market.""They should make it easier to order it, however, that's generally true for everything from Microsoft.""It should be easier to define policies and comply with those policies.""The technical support could be improved."

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"Qualys currently does not have any features for scanning SCADA, IoT, and Industrial Control Systems.""The reporting and the GUI need improvements.""Qualys VM's machine learning and artificial intelligence features could be improved.""Finding things in management can be quite difficult.""Qualys does have an on-prem solution, but it is very expensive.""The solution is a bit expensive if you do not have access to discounts.""Qualys VM's scanner doesn't pick up every vulnerability, so we have to use multiple scanners to cover that gap.""Qualys VM could improve by having more skilled support personnel."

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Pricing and Cost Advice
  • "Licensing depends on how you are providing support to your enterprise, whether it's device-based or user-based."
  • "We work with the subscription rather than a server license. I think it's economical this way because we don't have to have a server license for that, and I think that works in our favor."
  • "Pricing can be improved."
  • "The price could be better."
  • "Most of our clients come to us with licensing already in place. On average, it costs $6 per device per month to add Intune to an Office 365 subscription, but I am not sure."
  • "The price is reasonable, but they should lower it a bit to make it more competitive. It's cheaper than AirWatch and other products, but I still feel like Microsoft can make a base version or with Exchange online or a la carte only Intune version which will be useful. A customer who doesn't want to go full-fledged E3 or E5 can take out or consume an Intune solution only for their purpose, and we want to target that customer."
  • "There is a license needed for this solution and it is either included in one of the enterprise license agreements. Microsoft licensing is a mathematical institute, it could be quite complex. We tend to ask specialized organizations to research what the most profitable way it would be for us to use licenses in the organizations."
  • "The licensing costs we leave up to the customer and these vary from one to another."
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  • "It is different for every company, but for us, it's every three years."
  • "Qualys is cheaper and more affordable than other solutions."
  • "The pricing and licensing for Qualys could be improved."
  • "We do see over $100,000 in terms of price, for mid-size programs. You likely will pay more than $100,000 without any discount. It is a bit pricey."
  • "I used to work there, so I never paid for the product. As an employee, we get a lifetime license for personal use, and that's what I'm using. It is a comprehensive platform, so there is a lot more to it. There could be other solutions that are probably a little bit cheaper, but it depends on what people need. Different people have different needs. It offers many things on the same platform. If you add all the things up, it should be cheaper, but I have not done any analysis specifically."
  • "There is a license for the use of this solution. We pay annually instead of monthly to receive a better discount on the price."
  • "Qualys VM is better suited for medium to large companies because the price can be too much for smaller customers."
  • "There are no additional fees in addition to the standard licensing fees."
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    Questions from the Community
    Top Answer:Microsoft Intune is a great tool for managing a mobile device fleet while keeping access control. The solution makes it easy to control security and manage the usage of mobile apps when you have a… more »
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    Top Answer: Microsoft Intune offers not only an easy-to-deploy data protection and productivity management solution, but also access to both Microsoft’s user community as well as around-the-clock customer… more »
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    Also Known As
    Intune, MS Intune, Microsoft Endpoint Manager
    QualysGuard VM
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    Overview

    Microsoft Intune is a comprehensive cloud-based service that allows you to remotely manage mobile devices and mobile applications without worrying about the security of your organization’s data. Device and app management can be used on company-owned devices as well as personal devices.

    In an increasingly mobile workforce, Microsoft Intune keeps your sensitive data safe while on the move. Microsoft Intune makes it possible for your team members to work anywhere using their mobile devices. Microsoft Intune provides both the flexibility and the control needed for securing all your data on the cloud, no matter where the device with the data is located.

    Microsoft Intune Device Management Key Features

    With Microsoft Intune Device Management you can:

    • Ensure devices and apps are compliant with your security requirements.
    • Rapidly deploy and authenticate apps on all company devices.
    • Remotely access devices to troubleshoot issues or to remove data from them.
    • Generate reports for all devices in the system.
    • Monitor the way users access and share information to protect company information.
    • Set rules and configure settings on personal and organization-owned devices to access data and networks.
    • Create user groups and device groups, allowing you to rapidly access many users and devices simultaneously.

    Mobile Application Management

    Mobile application management in Intune is designed to protect your organization’s data at the application level.

    With Microsoft Intune Application Management you can:

    • Configure apps to run with specific settings enabled.
    • Update existing apps that are already on the device.
    • See reports on which apps are used and monitor their usage.
    • Selectively wipe organization data from apps.
    • Add mobile apps to user groups and devices.

    As part of Microsoft's Enterprise Mobility + Security (EMS) suite, Intune integrates with Azure Active Directory (Azure AD) for access control and with Azure Information Protection for data protection. It also integrates with Microsoft 365 Applications.

    Reviews from Real Users

    Microsoft Intune stands out among its competitors for a number of reasons. Two major ones are its ability to secure all devices under its management and the flexibility that the solution offers its users.

    A computing services manager notes, "Its security is most valuable. It gives us a way to secure devices, not only those that are steady. We do have a few tablets and other devices, and it is a way for us to secure these devices and manage them. We know they're out there and what's their status. We can manage their life cycle and verify that they're updated properly."

    The head of IT engineering at a financial services company writes, "The one feature we find most useful is the Mobile Application Manager. There are two types: we have the complete MDM and the Mobile Application Manager (MAM). We don't give our users phones, it is their own personal phone, and we need to allow them to have access to the company details on their phone. We need to create a balance between their own personal data and the company data. We deploy the Mobile Application Manager for them so that we won't be able to interfere with their own personal data."

    Qualys VM is a vulnerability management tool that is cloud-based and gives you immediate, global visibility into where your IT systems might be vulnerable to the latest internet threats and how to protect them. The solution uses real-time threat intelligence, advanced correlation, and powerful machine learning models to automatically prioritize the riskiest vulnerabilities on your most critical assets – reducing potentially thousands of discovered vulnerabilities. Qualys VM frees you from the substantial cost, resource, and deployment issues associated with traditional software products.

    Qualys VM Features

    Qualys VM has many valuable key features. Some of the most useful ones include:

    • Agent-based detection: Qualys VM works with Qualys Cloud Agents, extending its network coverage to assets that can’t be scanned. With this feature, vulnerabilities are found faster and network impact is minimal.
    • Constant monitoring and alerts: Teams are proactively alerted about potential threats so problems can be tackled before turning into breaches. You can tailor alerts and be notified about general changes or specific circumstances.
    • Comprehensive coverage and visibility: Qualys VM scans and identifies vulnerabilities continuously in order to protect your IT assets on premises, in the cloud, and mobile endpoints. In addition, its executive dashboard displays an overview of your security posture and access to remediation details. The solution also generates custom role-based reports for multiple stakeholders, including automatic security documentation for compliance auditors.

    Qualys VM Benefits

    There are many benefits to implementing Qualys VM. Some of the biggest advantages the solution offers include:

    • Lower and more predictable TCO: The solution doesn’t require any capital expenditures, extra human resources, or infrastructure or software to deploy and manage.
    • Full clarity: Qualys VM gives you full clarity into your data center assets, identifies their vulnerabilities, prioritizes remediation, and assesses IT compliance.
    • Accurate, prioritized results: The solution features a powerful data analysis, correlation, and reporting engine.
    • Advanced protection: Because Qualys VM constantly monitors your environment, it can flag traffic anomalies and alert you of any compromising indicators.
    • Scan for vulnerabilities everywhere: You can scan systems anywhere from the same console, including your perimeter, your internal network, and cloud environments. Since Qualys separates scanning from reporting, you can create custom reports showing each audience just the level of detail it needs to see.

    Reviews from Real Users

    Qualys VM is a solution that stands out when compared to many of its competitors. Some of its major advantages are that it offers good continuous monitoring, reporting functionality, and other valuable features like a priority mechanism.

    A Senior Security Consultant at a tech services company says, “Continuous Monitoring is excellent because it is entirely dependent on the agent, and the Agent Scan, is also quite good. I also like the asset tagging, asset grouping features, and the dashboard, because we can customize and create our own dashboard.”

    Another reviewer, an Information Security Manager at an outsourcing company comments, “The reporting functionality is great. It's more accurate and effective to get a picture of what the vulnerabilities are in a more distributed workforce.”

    Additionally, a Cyber Security Director at a manufacturing company mentions, “The prioritization mechanism is the most valuable aspect of the solution.” And also adds, “The initial setup is straightforward and technical support is great.”

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    Sample Customers
    Mitchells and Buzzers, Callaway
    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
    Top Industries
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    Computer Software Company22%
    Financial Services Firm16%
    Comms Service Provider10%
    Manufacturing Company8%
    VISITORS READING REVIEWS
    Computer Software Company19%
    Comms Service Provider10%
    Government9%
    Financial Services Firm7%
    REVIEWERS
    Financial Services Firm22%
    Comms Service Provider16%
    Manufacturing Company9%
    Healthcare Company9%
    VISITORS READING REVIEWS
    Computer Software Company20%
    Financial Services Firm11%
    Comms Service Provider8%
    Government7%
    Company Size
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    Small Business29%
    Midsize Enterprise12%
    Large Enterprise59%
    VISITORS READING REVIEWS
    Small Business25%
    Midsize Enterprise17%
    Large Enterprise58%
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    Small Business23%
    Midsize Enterprise14%
    Large Enterprise63%
    VISITORS READING REVIEWS
    Small Business22%
    Midsize Enterprise17%
    Large Enterprise62%
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    Microsoft Intune is ranked 1st in Configuration Management with 70 reviews while Qualys VM is ranked 3rd in Vulnerability Management with 29 reviews. Microsoft Intune is rated 8.0, while Qualys VM is rated 8.2. The top reviewer of Microsoft Intune writes "Enables you to use MDM to lock devices and push restrictions, but isn't as stable as other solutions". On the other hand, the top reviewer of Qualys VM writes "Excellent continuous monitoring, helpful technical support, easy to scale, and simple to install". Microsoft Intune is most compared with VMware Workspace ONE, Jamf Pro, ManageEngine Endpoint Central, Google Cloud Identity and IBM MaaS360, whereas Qualys VM is most compared with Tenable Nessus, Tenable.sc, Microsoft Defender for Cloud Apps, Rapid7 InsightVM and Qualys Virtual Scanner Appliance.

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