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Find out what your peers are saying about Qualys VM vs. Skybox Security Suite and other solutions. Updated: January 2022.
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"The initial setup is straightforward.""Technical support is great and we've never really had a problem.""The prioritization feature is great. I think it has all of the advanced features that we need.""It's a good product. After the scan our internet works well. It scans our security posture.""I like Qualys because it is a very complete product, more so than Tenable.""Intuitive and easy to use.""Great web application security for scanning.""Qualys VM is very stable."

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"The most valuable feature is firewall management.""The solution's simplicity of use is its most valuable feature.""It has a good policy management feature and can provide customers with good quality outputs.""The features that I have found most valuable with Skybox Security Suite, and this is because I work on the security side, are the firewall assurance, the change manager and the vulnerability control. These three features are the most impressive from Skybox Security.""Skybox deployment is simple, and it's very useful.""It shows me a client's or an organization's entire network. I can see everything.""The solution offers very nice dashboards and they've recently added a very good Java-based web interface.""The port division management was the solution's most valuable aspect for our organization."

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"Reports were lacking somewhat on the customization side.""It's too early for me to say if there is any room for improvement since we're in the first couple of months of using this solution.""The reporting and the GUI need improvements.""Could use additional security for the app.""The reporting needs improvement. It should generate much more stuff like field reports.""We are moving away from Qualys to Defender ATP because I find that Defender ATP is much better at prioritizing the vulnerabilities that I should be looking at.""Qualys currently does not have any features for scanning SCADA, IoT, and Industrial Control Systems.""I would like to see more accuracy in detections, better reporting capabilities, and better dashboard download capabilities."

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"The initial setup with Skybox Security is hard. You need one or two strong security engineers on your team.""The price is costly, and I hope they can reduce the cost.""The solution was quite technical. It would be easier to manage if the solution was more specific about aspects of the solution and provided more advisory around how to use it effectively. It would help users a lot if they were more clear about everything.""The Network Assurance, which helps to create the network model, is not so rich.""The solution needs to add more automation and orchestration capabilities. Those features would make the solution much stronger.""The support could be improved.""The cloud site could be better. They should provide some use cases to help users.""Change Manager can be improved. If they can improve Change Manager so that whatever we want to do on a firewall, we are able to do it through Change Manager, it will be helpful for us. Whenever we are doing a change, it only does them at an L3 and L4 level, but all the firewalls are at the application layer. So, whatever needs to be done on the firewall, we aren't able to get it done through Change Manager. Currently, this functionality is not there because of which we are sometimes losing customers. I can create a role on Layer 3, Layer 4, but when it comes to the application layer, such as configuring and defining URLs or other things at the application level, it can't be done through Change Manager. Customers demand that they should be able to do everything through Change Manager. They don't want to do it through some other mechanism to accomplish their complete change management policy. They don't want to use a firewall manager because sometimes, they don't have any manager. They ask if they can use our solution so that a manager is not required. If Change Manager can do all the management automatically without involving any other manager, it will be great. They can also provide better integration with other managers so that everything can be done through a central point."

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Pricing and Cost Advice
  • "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."
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  • "The price is not expensive."
  • "Currently, the licensing costs me about $300 USD for the year. This is a huge amount for my environment."
  • "It's expensive."
  • "When compared with other companies, the license is more costly."
  • "I think the price is fair."
  • "Licensing is normally on a yearly basis. There may also be a perpetual license. Normally, the customers ask for a lower price. If you want to sell more, you have to think about it."
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    The most recent is VMDR, which provides a comprehensive overview of how to detect, patch, and remediate specific vulnerabilities.
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    The dashboard itself could be improved, while we can customize it, they can create different tabs where we can see the trending vulnerabilities, how many there are, or how many have been fixed, as in… more »
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    Skybox deployment is simple, and it's very useful.
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    The cloud site could be better. They should provide some use cases to help users.
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    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.

    The Skybox Security Suite platform combines firewall and network device data with vulnerability and threat intelligence, prioritizing security issues in the context of your unique environment. Powerful attack vector analytics reduce response times and risks, bringing firewall, vulnerability and threat management processes for complex networks under control.

    Firewall Assurance brings all firewalls into one normalized view, continuously monitoring policy compliance, optimizing firewall rulesets and finding attack vectors that others miss. Skybox covers the most comprehensive list of firewall vendors, complex rulesets, even virtual and cloud-based firewalls. With proven scalability in 1,500+ firewall deployments, Firewall Assurance keeps rules optimized and ensures changes don’t introduce new risk. 

    Gain total visibility of the vulnerabilities in your attack surface without waiting for a scan. Leverage Skybox Research Lab's vulnerability and threat intelligence, and automatically correlate it to your unique environment. With network modeling and advanced simulations, pinpoint exposed vulnerabilities and other attack vectors. And use context to prioritize vulnerabilities in terms of actual risk and respond to threats with accuracy and efficiency.

    For more information or to view a demo, visit www.skyboxsecurity.com.

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    Sample Customers
    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
    ADP, Blue Cross Blue Shield, BT, USAID, Delta Dental, EDF Energy, EMC, HSBC, Johnson & Johnson
    Top Industries
    Financial Services Firm22%
    Comms Service Provider17%
    Manufacturing Company13%
    Healthcare Company13%
    Computer Software Company30%
    Comms Service Provider18%
    Financial Services Firm8%
    Financial Services Firm18%
    Insurance Company18%
    Energy/Utilities Company9%
    Healthcare Company9%
    Computer Software Company30%
    Comms Service Provider24%
    Financial Services Firm10%
    Energy/Utilities Company5%
    Company Size
    Small Business16%
    Midsize Enterprise18%
    Large Enterprise66%
    Small Business13%
    Midsize Enterprise35%
    Large Enterprise53%
    Small Business50%
    Midsize Enterprise7%
    Large Enterprise43%
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    Qualys VM is ranked 5th in Vulnerability Management with 14 reviews while Skybox Security Suite is ranked 7th in Vulnerability Management with 11 reviews. Qualys VM is rated 8.0, while Skybox Security Suite is rated 7.6. 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 Skybox Security Suite writes "Rich vulnerability management that is controlled from a single pane of glass, but the network modeling capability needs improvement". Qualys VM is most compared with Tenable Nessus, Tenable SC, Rapid7 InsightVM, Microsoft Defender for Cloud Apps and Qualys Virtual Scanner Appliance, whereas Skybox Security Suite is most compared with AlgoSec, Tufin, FireMon, RedSeal and ManageEngine Firewall Analyzer. See our Qualys VM vs. Skybox Security Suite report.

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