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Senior Cyber Security Specialist at a tech services company with 1,001-5,000 employees
Real User
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The reporting and GUI need improvement but it's reliable
Pros and Cons
  • "Qualys VM is very stable."
  • "The reporting and the GUI need improvements."

What is our primary use case?

It was responsible for vulnerability scanning. It enforces vulnerability management websites.

What needs improvement?

The reporting and the GUI need improvements. Tenable dominated in these two areas: reporting and graphical user interface.

For how long have I used the solution?

Qualys VM was used once for one of our customers.

We were using the latest version.

What do I think about the stability of the solution?

Qualys VM is very stable.

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What do I think about the scalability of the solution?

I didn't have all of the necessary information regarding the scalability or how to scale this solution, but all vulnerability management solutions have the same idea. 

I believe that it is easy to scale.

How are customer service and support?

I did not contact technical support.

Which solution did I use previously and why did I switch?

I have also used Rapid7, which is very similar to Qualys VM.

Scaling is more difficult with Rapid7. When it comes to scaling, Rapid7 is not my first choice.

How was the initial setup?

I did not implement this solution, I performed one scan for our client.

What other advice do I have?

We have regulations in place in Saudi Arabia and Egypt that require all vulnerability management solutions to be implemented on-premise.

I would recommend this solution to others but Tenable is my preferred option.

I would rate Qualys VM a five out of ten.

Which deployment model are you using for this solution?

On-premises
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Consultant at a tech services company with 11-50 employees
Reseller
Provides excellent security for scanning, flexible with good integration

What is our primary use case?

We are consultants and resellers of Qualys VM. 

What is most valuable?

I like the solution's web application security for scanning, the solution is flexible with good integration. 

What needs improvement?

I'd like to see additional security for the app. The product lacks integrations for third party solutions or automation integration for other tools.

For how long have I used the solution?

I've been using this solution for six months. 

What do I think about the stability of the solution?

The product is 100% stable. There are five users in the company who deal with operations and security analysis. There are four people in the company who deploy and provide support.

How are customer service and technical support?

I've never used the technical support. Documentation is simple and complete. 

Which solution did I use previously and why did I switch?

I've previously worked with Tenable IO and Rapid 7. We switched because of Qualys's web application feature.

How was the initial setup?

The initial setup is straightforward. Initial deployment takes between two and four hours. We did it ourselves. 

What other advice do I have?

I would recommend this solution. 

I would rate this solution a 10 out of 10. 

Which deployment model are you using for this solution?

Public Cloud

If public cloud, private cloud, or hybrid cloud, which cloud provider do you use?

Microsoft Azure
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Technical Architect at a outsourcing company with 1,001-5,000 employees
Real User
Great vulnerability management but doesn't pick up every vulnerability
Pros and Cons
  • "Qualys VM's best feature is vulnerability management."
  • "Qualys VM's scanner doesn't pick up every vulnerability, so we have to use multiple scanners to cover that gap."

What is most valuable?

Qualys VM's best feature is vulnerability management.

What needs improvement?

Qualys VM's scanner doesn't pick up every vulnerability, so we have to use multiple scanners to cover that gap. Their reporting could also be more user-friendly. In the next release, I would like Qualys to include basic policy and compliance checks in the basic licensing. 

For how long have I used the solution?

I've been using Qualys VM for almost two years.

What do I think about the stability of the solution?

Qualys VM is quite stable - we've had no problems with it.

What do I think about the scalability of the solution?

Qualys VM's scalability depends on the license that you use.

Which solution did I use previously and why did I switch?

Previously we used Nessus, but only Qualys does intrusive scanning.

What about the implementation team?

We used an in-house team.

What's my experience with pricing, setup cost, and licensing?

An annual license for a single scanner costs around $3,000.

What other advice do I have?

Qualys VM is a really good tool for vulnerability scanning, and it has different sets of profiles that can be utilized for your own requirements. I would rate Qualys VM as seven out of ten.

Which deployment model are you using for this solution?

Private Cloud
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Senior Vice President | Information Security at a financial services firm with 1,001-5,000 employees
Real User
Very intuitive, easy going and simple to use

What is our primary use case?

I used this solution for one of my clients and the primary use case was for the compliance mode and scanning. We are customers of Qualys and I am senior vice president information security.

What is most valuable?

I found the solution quite intuitive and easy going. I have worked with other similar tools and found this simple to use. 

What needs improvement?

I felt hindered sometimes within reports in that they were lacking somewhat on the customization side in terms of making use of the data. The cloud user interface could be a little more responsive. It was a click and then a wait. 

For how long have I used the solution?

I used this solution recently for about five months. 

What do I think about the stability of the solution?

There were a couple of small bugs but the solution was stable. 

What other advice do I have?

I would recommend this solution and rate it a nine out of 10. 

Which deployment model are you using for this solution?

Private Cloud
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GM Network Information Security at a tech services company with 1,001-5,000 employees
Real User
Helpful support and scalable

What is most valuable?

Qualys VM had a recent upgrade and the newer version is supporting the cloud.

What needs improvement?

The reporting and dashboards could improve in Qualys VM. However, they have improved since the previous versions.

For how long have I used the solution?

I have been using Qualys VM for approximately 10 years.

What do I think about the scalability of the solution?

Qualys VM is highly scalable.

How are customer service and support?

The technical support was very good from Qualys VM.

What was our ROI?

Qualys VM helps to identify the vulnerabilities on a timely basis. It helps the companies to upgrade their networks and apply patches. In the latest version, it has added the patching capability, it's very useful.

What other advice do I have?

My advice to others is this is one of the top solutions in its category. However, they can evaluate many solutions to see for themselves. 

I would recommend this solution to others to implement it in their network.

I rate Qualys VM an eight out of ten

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Consultant at a media company with 51-200 employees
Consultant
Enables us to check the validity of legacy applications, infrastructure, and simple data operating systems

What is our primary use case?

I use Qualys to review the validity of legacy applications, infrastructure, and simple data operating systems.

What needs improvement?

The ability to manage user accounts and give rights to the operator to know about abnormalities of applications is something that needs improvement. 

The pricing is also expensive.

For how long have I used the solution?

I have been using Qualys for four years. 

What do I think about the stability of the solution?

It's stable.

How are customer service and technical support?

I haven't needed to use technical support. 

How was the initial setup?

The initial setup was good. We didn't have any problems with it. 

What other advice do I have?

I would rate Qualys VM a ten out of ten. 

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Product Manager (Journey Expert) - ANZ Deposits at Anz
Real User
Great automatic detection but slow performance

What is our primary use case?

I primarily use Qualys VM to manage vulnerability tickets.

What is most valuable?

Qualys VM's most valuable feature is automatic detection.

What needs improvement?

Qualys VM should improve its methodology.

For how long have I used the solution?

I've been working with Qualys VM for six months.

What do I think about the stability of the solution?

Qualys VM is stable but slow.

How are customer service and support?

Qualys' technical support is quite good.

How would you rate customer service and support?

Positive

How was the initial setup?

The initial setup was quite straightforward.

What other advice do I have?

I would rate Qualys VM as seven out of ten.

Which deployment model are you using for this solution?

Public Cloud
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Regional Sales Manager at Securic Systems
Reseller
Top 10
Vulnerability management tool that integrates well with other products

What is most valuable?

The integrations for this solution are very good. I use a different product for virtual patching of vulnerabilities and Qualys integrates well with that product.

What needs improvement?

Qualys does have an on-prem solution, but it is very expensive. 

For how long have I used the solution?

I have used this solution for six months. 

What other advice do I have?

I would rate this solution a nine out of ten. 

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