Qualys VM Valuable Features

PK
Senior Security Consultant at a tech services company with 10,001+ employees

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. That's quite good. 

The most recent is VMDR, which provides a comprehensive overview of how to detect, patch, and remediate specific vulnerabilities. That is also an excellent module.

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MS
Information Security Manager at a outsourcing company with 51-200 employees

The reporting functionality is great. The most prominent feature that made us move from Nessus Professional was the scanner-based scanning to the Qualys agent-based scanning to move to work from home and remote.

If somebody's not connected to the network, you're not going to catch them with an appliance-based scan. However, if you have the agent on, as long as they're on the network, they're constantly checking in and constantly scanning.

It's more accurate and effective to get a picture of what the vulnerabilities are in a more distributed workforce.

The reporting capabilities that are available in Qualys are a work in progress. I know they're still evolving, and it's not always perfect. However, we only have so much flexibility to pinpoint a specific thing that we want to follow or monitor across all of our clients. We can set it up in a dashboard or report and do it quickly.

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AB
Cyber Security Director at a manufacturing company with 10,001+ employees

The prioritization mechanism is the most valuable aspect of the solution.

The initial setup is straightforward. 

Technical support is great.

The stability and reliability are good.

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AZ
Assistant Manager Solutions at Mutex Systems Pvt. Ltd.

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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Jan Vobruba - PeerSpot reviewer
Infrastructure Security Consultant at ANECT

I like the Qualys Cloud Agent because it's very easy to use. It has a low impact and is supported on Windows, Linux, and others. I deploy process scanners, which are usually connected to core switches so customers can replicate all the connections. Almost all our customers try to use the agents because they're already installed and integrated into the cloud and communicate with Qualys management. There are no problems and it's really better than using some virtual appliance to scan the various kinds of assets. Qualys has a lot of information and it's great to integrate with the Central Management Database.

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JoaoManso - PeerSpot reviewer
CIO / IT Consultant at RedShift

The most valuable feature is the ability to run different capabilities with the same agent. With only one agent, we can have EDR, vulnerability management, compliance and some basic SaaS security capabilities.

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Venugopal Potumudi - PeerSpot reviewer
Senior Consultant at Tata Consultancy

Almost all of the features are great. We use Qualys for vulnerability scanning of servers and web application scanning. These are the two prominent features that we often use.

The initial setup is very straightforward. 

It's stable and quite reliable.

The product can scale. 

Technical support is helpful, and the product provides a good amount of training. 

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BV
Security Specialist at a financial services firm with 1,001-5,000 employees

It's really beneficial for scanning and interacting with the agent. 

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HH
Network and security Pre-sales Engineer at a tech services company with 51-200 employees

There are many features. Its reliability, ease of installation, ease of use, and the richness of the information provided are the most valuable features.

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Prajot Nair - PeerSpot reviewer
Senior Manager -Cloud Security at Capgemini

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 vulnerabilities, they are reported. Plus, the dashboards are amazing. There are so many dashboards and things in the console that you can explore, which I think other solutions, Tenable.io for example, are still working on. 

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Tim Cranny - PeerSpot reviewer
Principal at Cranny Group

The Vulnerability Management and Patch Management features are the most valuable features of this solution.

The most valuable qualities of Qualys VM are its ease of deployment and metrics.

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MM
Chief Information Officer/Senior Vice President at a tech services company with 51-200 employees

The prioritization feature is great. I think it has all of the advanced features that we need.

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MM
Director for global support at a tech vendor with 1,001-5,000 employees

The vulnerability management feature is what I used the most. It is a good SaaS product. It is easy to use. It has a nice UI where you can see all the assets and vulnerabilities.

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BM
Sr. Manager, Vulnerability Management at a transportation company with 10,001+ employees

The features that are most valuable are the identification, scan features, and the identification of vulnerabilities. Recently, the VMDR additions and the threat protection has been useful.

It's pretty user-friendly.

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JO
Manager, Info Security Planning & Architecture at a comms service provider with 10,001+ employees

The most valuable features are vulnerability scanning, policy compliance scanning, and tablet for web application scanning.

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FG
President and CEO at a non-profit with 11-50 employees

Qualys VM's best features are its machine-learning-backed intelligence, real-time inventory of vulnerabilities, backup, threat intelligence exposure database, and that it doesn't hold on to infrastructure resources like memory.

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LH
Senior Consultant at a tech services company with 11-50 employees

The most valuable feature is the connection of threat intelligence information with identified vulnerabilities, which means you can prioritize vulnerabilities according to actual attacks.

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AH
Senior Manager Network Design at a tech services company with 501-1,000 employees

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

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Omar ORta - PeerSpot reviewer
Director Transformación Digital at oesia

I like Qualys because it is a very complete product, more so than Tenable. It has vast capabilities.

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DC
Lead Consultant Cloud Security |Cloud Architect & Ops|AppSec | DevSecOps | DevOps | CapOps | FinOpsLead at a tech services company with 10,001+ employees

Qualys is a well-known name in the market and we use it for different scenarios. We also like the flexibility in their licensing.

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Gabriel Clement - PeerSpot reviewer
Lead IT Security and Remediation at ARM Ltd

Qualys makes us proactive in terms of handling patching and effective when it comes to scanning out network.

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VM
Consultant at a tech services company with 11-50 employees

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

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VK
Technical Architect at a outsourcing company with 1,001-5,000 employees

Qualys VM's best feature is vulnerability management.

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AL
Sr Security Engineer at Jardine Matheson Limited

Qualys VM's best features are vulnerability management and customizable scoring.

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HS
Senior Vice President | Information Security at a financial services firm with 1,001-5,000 employees

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

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JS
GM Network Information Security at a tech services company with 1,001-5,000 employees

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

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Minh-Do - PeerSpot reviewer
Product Manager (Journey Expert) - ANZ Deposits at Anz

Qualys VM's most valuable feature is automatic detection.

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Khizar Butt - PeerSpot reviewer
Regional Sales Manager at Securic Systems

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.

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November 2022
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