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Qualys VM vs. Tenable.io Vulnerability Management
July 2022
Find out what your peers are saying about Qualys VM vs. Tenable.io Vulnerability Management and other solutions. Updated: July 2022.
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"The initial setup was good. We didn't have any problems with it.""Intuitive and easy to use.""Qualys VM's best feature is vulnerability management.""The Vulnerability Management and Patch Management features are the most valuable features of this solution.""The initial setup is straightforward.""There are many features. Its reliability, ease of installation, ease of use, and the richness of the information provided are the most valuable features.""The most valuable features of Qualys VM are its ability to do proper vulnerability assessment. It has a lot of updates for all the vulnerability databases from all over the globe. It's an amazing solution when it comes to the versatility of the features it has. Additionally, the reports are very good. It generates very detailed reports about the vulnerabilities inside the environment""It is very easy to use and there are lots of options. We can usually easily go through it and all of the things we want to configure, and we can configure everything to our specifications very easily."

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"Tenable.io, in particular, is quite a powerful product. It looks at your traditional environment, which is pretty much anything that is on-premises, and it also goes a step ahead and covers your modern assets, which is anything that is currently sitting in the cloud. You get complete visibility of your entire environment and tech operation. The ability to give you visibility across the entire tech surface is one of the biggest advantages that Tenable.io has.""The initial setup is very straightforward.""They are on a good trajectory as a company and investing in R&D in the right ways.""The solution can integrate with third parties and meets standard compliance.""It is very stable, and it is updated periodically by adding new vulnerabilities.""The initial setup is straightforward so long as your infrastructure, components, and networks are in place.""The vulnerability scanning is the most important aspect of the solution for us."

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Cons
"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.""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 VM should improve its methodology.""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.""Could use additional security for the app.""Some of the older features could be polished instead of focusing on releasing new features.""The ability to manage user accounts and give rights to the operator to know about abnormalities of applications is something that needs improvement.""I would like to see more accuracy in detections, better reporting capabilities, and better dashboard download capabilities."

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"The pricing of the solution could be more reasonable.""An area of improvement for this solution is being able to customize the dashboard. For example, the dashboard does not allow us to view a previous months vulnerability results alongside current results to make comparisons.""There needs to be better dashboard navigation.""The solution seems to focus too much on enterprises, and they really need a product that works for SMBs.""It can have more integration.""They've been able to think about everything in terms of where the world is going and the type of assets that you've got. They've everything sorted out in that aspect, but you have to pay for most of the other components that they've got to give you complete visibility across your tech surface. If it already had those capabilities in-built, without having to add them on to take advantage of them, it would be a very compelling value proposition.""Tenable.io Vulnerability Management could be improved with an increased number of dashboards and MSSP integration."

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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."
  • "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 solution is not too expensive."
  • "Tenable.io Vulnerability Management's pricing solution model isn't great."
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    Questions from the Community
    Top Answer:Qualys has a continuous endpoint monitoring feature for agent-based scanning. Once you deploy the solution, it monitors everything that is happening every 30 minutes. Then, if there are any… more »
    Top Answer:Qualys is a pay-as-you-go model, so there's flexibility to the pricing.
    Top Answer:They have everything covered as far as features are concerned, but Qualys should improve their customer experience. They need to improve the tech support experience and the turnaround time.
    Top Answer: Tenable Nessus is a vulnerability assessment solution that is both easy to deploy and easy to manage. The design of the program is such that if a company should desire to handle the installation… more »
    Top Answer:The initial setup is straightforward so long as your infrastructure, components, and networks are in place.
    Top Answer:Tenable.io Vulnerability Management could be improved with an increased number of dashboards and MSSP integration.
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    QualysGuard VM
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    Overview

    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.

    Tenable.io Vulnerability Management provides the most accurate information about all your assets and vulnerabilities in ever-changing environments. Available for cloud or on-prem deployment, Tenable.io features a streamlined interface, intuitive guidance, and seamless integrations that help security teams maximize efficiency. When visibility and insight matter most, Tenable.io helps you truly understand your Cyber Exposure.

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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
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    Financial Services Firm21%
    Comms Service Provider18%
    Healthcare Company11%
    Manufacturing Company11%
    VISITORS READING REVIEWS
    Computer Software Company25%
    Comms Service Provider16%
    Financial Services Firm9%
    Government6%
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    Computer Software Company23%
    Comms Service Provider14%
    Government12%
    Financial Services Firm7%
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    Small Business21%
    Midsize Enterprise16%
    Large Enterprise63%
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    Small Business20%
    Midsize Enterprise18%
    Large Enterprise62%
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    Small Business89%
    Large Enterprise11%
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    Small Business19%
    Midsize Enterprise17%
    Large Enterprise64%
    Buyer's Guide
    Qualys VM vs. Tenable.io Vulnerability Management
    July 2022
    Find out what your peers are saying about Qualys VM vs. Tenable.io Vulnerability Management and other solutions. Updated: July 2022.
    620,600 professionals have used our research since 2012.

    Qualys VM is ranked 3rd in Vulnerability Management with 24 reviews while Tenable.io Vulnerability Management is ranked 8th in Vulnerability Management with 7 reviews. Qualys VM is rated 8.2, while Tenable.io Vulnerability Management 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 Tenable.io Vulnerability Management writes "Very mature and quite stable but could use a better user interface". Qualys VM is most compared with Tenable Nessus, Tenable SC, Microsoft Defender for Cloud Apps, Rapid7 InsightVM and Darktrace, whereas Tenable.io Vulnerability Management is most compared with Tenable SC, Tenable Nessus, Rapid7 InsightVM, Snyk and Orca Security. See our Qualys VM vs. Tenable.io Vulnerability Management report.

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