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We performed a comparison between Qualys VM and Rapid7 Metasploit based on real PeerSpot user reviews.

Find out in this report how the two Vulnerability Management solutions compare in terms of features, pricing, service and support, easy of deployment, and ROI.

To learn more, read our detailed Qualys VM vs. Rapid7 Metasploit report (Updated: September 2022).
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  • "They have recently changed the pricing model, which is now better than it was before."
  • "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."
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  • "The great advantage with Rapid7 Metasploit, of course, is that it's free."
  • "There are two versions available, one of which is the Pro version, and the other is the free version."
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    Top Answer:The most valuable feature is the ability to run different capabilities with the same agent. With only one agent, we can… more »
    Top Answer:It is a high cost product. Compared to the other solutions, it is around 15 to 20% higher in cost. Qualys VMDR has… more »
    Top Answer:This solution could be improved by extending the agent capabilities to different operating systems including Mac and… more »
    Top Answer:The pricing of the solution is pretty good. That said, it would be good if there could be more of a discount. It would… more »
    Top Answer:At the time I was using it, the graphical user interface needed some improvements. It might be better now because there… more »
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    QualysGuard VM
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    We’re on a mission to help organizations effectively reduce risks in their Cloud and Kubernetes environments. Purpose-built for the unique complexities of multi-environment, multi-workload, and multi-project cloud estates, Wiz automatically correlates the critical risk factors to deliver actionable insights that don't waste time.

    Wiz connects in minutes using a 100% API-based approach that scans both platform configurations and inside every workload. Our full security stack context surfaces the toxic combinations that show the attackers’ view to a breach. Security and development teams use Wiz workflows to proactively remove risks and prevent them from becoming breaches.

    Qualys Vulnerability Management (VM) is a cloud-based service that gives you immediate, global visibility into where your IT systems might be vulnerable to the latest Internet threats and how to protect them. It helps you to continuously identify threats and monitor unexpected changes in your network before they turn into breaches.

    Attackers are always developing new exploits and attack methods—Metasploit penetration testing software helps you use their own weapons against them. Utilizing an ever-growing database of exploits, you can safely simulate real-world attacks on your network to train your security team to spot and stop the real thing.

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    Sample Customers
    Fox Mars DocuSign Avery Dennison Blackstone Bridgewater BMW
    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
    City of Corpus Christi, Diebold, Lumenate, Nebraska Public Power District, Prairie North Regional Health, Apptio, Automation Direct, Bob's Stores, Cardinal Innovations Healthcare Solutions, Carnegie Mellon University
    Top Industries
    Computer Software Company17%
    Financial Services Firm16%
    Healthcare Company6%
    Comms Service Provider5%
    Financial Services Firm20%
    Comms Service Provider17%
    Manufacturing Company10%
    Healthcare Company10%
    Computer Software Company21%
    Financial Services Firm11%
    Comms Service Provider11%
    Comms Service Provider22%
    Computer Software Company16%
    Manufacturing Company7%
    Company Size
    Small Business22%
    Midsize Enterprise17%
    Large Enterprise62%
    Small Business25%
    Midsize Enterprise15%
    Large Enterprise61%
    Small Business21%
    Midsize Enterprise17%
    Large Enterprise62%
    Small Business30%
    Midsize Enterprise30%
    Large Enterprise40%
    Small Business25%
    Midsize Enterprise20%
    Large Enterprise55%
    Buyer's Guide
    Qualys VM vs. Rapid7 Metasploit
    September 2022
    Find out what your peers are saying about Qualys VM vs. Rapid7 Metasploit and other solutions. Updated: September 2022.
    635,987 professionals have used our research since 2012.

    Qualys VM is ranked 3rd in Vulnerability Management with 26 reviews while Rapid7 Metasploit is ranked 13th in Vulnerability Management with 4 reviews. Qualys VM is rated 8.2, while Rapid7 Metasploit is rated 7.8. The top reviewer of Qualys VM writes "Excellent continuous monitoring, helpful technical support, easy to scale, and simple to install". On the other hand, the top reviewer of Rapid7 Metasploit writes "A free and impactful penetration testing solution". Qualys VM is most compared with Tenable Nessus,, Microsoft Defender for Cloud Apps, Rapid7 InsightVM and Pentera, whereas Rapid7 Metasploit is most compared with Tenable Nessus, Rapid7 InsightVM, Wireshark, PortSwigger Burp Suite Enterprise Edition and Darktrace. See our Qualys VM vs. Rapid7 Metasploit report.

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