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Qualys review by Internal Consultant in Computer Software
Internal Consultant in Computer Software
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"Good product, a bit behind with modern technologies"

What do you like best?

Very good product, quite easy to use and it was very easy to arrange a demo. They offer free training and there's a lot of documentation. So you can start with your project with minimum set up. I used Qualys before as a consultant for different projects for small businesses and startups and I can see they still are offering a very good quality product.

I took the training some time ago and it was quite useful to get up to speed in no time.

We also like some free tools such as the SSL check and basic scanner which can be used at any time just signing up.

What do you dislike?

Unfortunately it's still not very well suited for very modern technology. It doesn't read inside Docker containers which our company is using with a micro-services architecture. Additionally, the Web-App Vulnerability Scanner had problems logging in with one-page JS applications. At the end it can still login, however the process was more cumbersome than other tools we tested.

Recommendations to others considering the product

I would thoroughly recommend setting up a full demo and considering future applications. If you speak with your customer representative they can even extend the demo for you.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

As a fast company growing quickly it's important to implement a security tool that's equally dynamic and adapts fast to the new threats. Good support and documentation are also key elements to choose the appropriate solution. We liked the multi-paradigm of Qualys, so we can cover different threats with the Qualys Suite.

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Qualys review by Michael I.
Michael I.
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"Comprehensive vulnerability scanner all in one."

What do you like best?

Not one can give your IT needs but my experience with Qualys is satisfying. Highly rated commercial vulnerability scanners, cloud-based vulnerability scanners with continuous and on-demand monitoring.

What do you dislike?

So far it satisfies our IT needs thou there is always improvement great to start on the area of automation.

Recommendations to others considering the product

You can avail the trial version. It has unlimited scope and gives FULL access to Qualys offering on their platform. Also if you are Administrator or Security Admin please maximize by enrolling on their Qualys training and certification it can help you a lot on the day to day activities and manage the tool itself. One good thing is the training is FREE.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

IT security protection and Compliances requirements.

What Security Risk Analysis solution do you use?

Thanks for letting us know!
Qualys review by Antonio H.
Antonio H.
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"Qualys ROCKS!!!"

What do you like best?

Qualys is Very user friendly, a little training goes a long way, its easy to configure and run scans and the reporting is clean descriptive and easy to comprehend. You will see real results using Qualys and every issue has very clear documentation on what the potential risk and possible solution is. This is a great security tool and is capable of automatically running scans on a schedule or new patch release. Cost of patching is also considered in the reporting and every issue is listed with patch information. Issues without patches may take more time and potentially cost more to resolve. Qualys allows for custom reporting and configuration, you could set it up to only tell you about issues that you find relevant while ignoring the rest, yet you would still have access to see all issues if needed.

What do you dislike?

The only thing i dislike, working in a large team using the same tool, Qualys does not keep record of when and who changed something in the environment, and in one occasion made it very difficult for me to know what exactly had happened to a particular scan.

Recommendations to others considering the product

Use it, security is important and this tool will help immensely. Just make sure you know what your wanting it for.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

The company I'm working for is using Qualys for a multitude of projects and workstation environments including the rollover to windows 10 OS and the typical and approved user applications that may be installed after imaging. For the internal projects Qualys provides a vulnerability check to those in house applications and allows for the development of projects with top end security measures in mind.

Qualys review by User in Information Technology and Services
User in Information Technology and Services
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"Qualys review for applications in business"

What do you like best?

As other users have pointed out, it is very user friendly. It only took a little bit of time to get up to speed.The vulnerability scans is what my business was mostly using it for. Each scan provides a very in depth analysis on a potential risk is, and it also lists out potential solutions. You can also set it up to run scans at specific times or create a schedule. It has many features that make it a great tool to use.

What do you dislike?

Scanning can take some time to finish. Multiple users working with this tool can cause issues, as it doesn't keep a record of any changes made to the environment.

Recommendations to others considering the product

Keeping information secure is important and this tool will help with that.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Our business has used this tool for multiple different security applications. It is important to have a tool that will adapt to new vulnerabilities and provide solutions to resolve them quickly.

Qualys review by Chris E.
Chris E.
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"Qualys Vulnerability Scanner/Policy Compliance"

What do you like best?

The tool has a wide range tools to assess and identify your perimeter security

What do you dislike?

There is not much I dislike about Qualys, the only item I would add is often times configuring the scan can take some thought process on doing so. Seems like I have to do it in steps and often times find myself cancelling a set-up in order to go into another tab to set-up a needed previous step.

Recommendations to others considering the product

Great tool for internal and perimeter security!

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Security at the perimeter and internally, with vulnerability scanning and policy compliance.

Qualys review by Nik Z.
Nik Z.
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"Great Vulnerbility Scan Tool"

What do you like best?

Qualys provides a lot of information on vulnerabilities and offers great directions to clean them up.

What do you dislike?

ease of use isn't the best. Need for help to get everything setup.

Recommendations to others considering the product

scan results are great and clean to read. Setup is a little difficult.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Spot and cleanup network vulnerabilities in real time and asset management.

Qualys review by Corey P.
Corey P.
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"Qualys PenetrationTesting"

What do you like best?

We used Qualys for Penetration testing and it worked out well for us. They offered external penetration testing and internal as well. For the internal pen tests, they provided a device that we added to our network that would look for specific known ports that were open.

What do you dislike?

Have an additional device in our network was not ideal.

Recommendations to others considering the product

Give them a shot

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

We used Qualys to ensure our environment was up to snuff for PCI compliance. We benefited from this information by being able to provide the penetration test information to our PCI auditors.

Qualys review by Jack J.
Jack J.
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"Good tool for viewing the vulnerabilites"

What do you like best?

It is very good tool to catch all the vulnerabilities of all the servers in a single shot and the GUI is most powerful as far as I know.

What do you dislike?

As of now are going through the documentation work and not sure what will be the exact thing to dislike the Application

Recommendations to others considering the product

I will definitely recommend to others regarding the product since the product is cheap and reliable

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

We are trying to solve the vulnerability issues.

Qualys review by User
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"we use the vulnerability Scanning segment of Qualys in a academic setting. "

What do you like best?

What I like best is the user interface. The interface is super friendly and self explanatory.

What do you dislike?

This module does come with a programing issue that ends up in false positive vulnerability reports.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

The Business problems that I am currently solving is that this software module allows us to stay ahead of the shady characters and get advanced notification of critical vulnerabilities. The benefits of this software allows us to path and protect our systems a head of schedule.

Qualys review by User in Information Technology and Services
User in Information Technology and Services
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"Something I would recommend my fellow developers"

What do you like best?

Overall, the Qualys product peforms well and does what we would expect reliably. The vendor support of the on-premise infrastructure has been very good. Breadth of functionality and customization is very good. Overall performance and result in consistency is prevalent.

What do you dislike?

their customer support to address issues with vulnerability signatures and feature enhancement requests is on the lower end of the scale

Recommendations to others considering the product

Improve customer support

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

We deployed the AWS appliance for doing security and compliance scans of ec2 instances. If you follow their documentation exactly everything went very smooth. Getting the technology deployed is only the first step. Team and remediation disipline is much more important and requires more focus. Overall the product seemed to integrate with the AWS API well.

Qualys review by Anh D.
Anh D.
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"Vulnerability management Analyst "

What do you like best?

It is so simple and straight forward to use. They design the web app very well.

What do you dislike?

The interface looks like it was developed back in the 90's. Just looks dated.

Recommendations to others considering the product

Implement it! Very easy to learn how to use it.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Working with threat response team, we are able to correlate presence of vulnerabilities to attack seen on certain end points.

Qualys review by Consultant in Telecommunications
Consultant in Telecommunications
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"Great top to scan and find your security vulnerabilities"

What do you like best?

Easy to deploy and troubleshoot . Fast results. Clear direction and details about the findings

What do you dislike?

Sometimes it shows unreachable servers while it should say need to security user to be prepared in advance. It is not bad but just to be careful to add cronesec users and make sure serves are reachable

Recommendations to others considering the product

Sure especially enterprise organization where vulnerabilities dangers the business and need to build secure and stable business

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Security vulnerabilities and scan and mitigation to entire servers build and application installed before moving to production

Qualys review by Executive Sponsor
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"I have excellent experience with the on-demand scanning feature"

What do you like best?

I like the on-demand scanning feature. I like the fact that I can use the same product to scan my workloads on AWS, Azure and Google Cloud.

What do you dislike?

I dont like the fact that I can't scan at the process level for my containers. If this feature is available, it is not very evident in the UI.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

I use this product mainly for vulnerability scanning in order to find out the weaknesses of the infrastructure and the software products supporting the Infrastructure-as-a-Service

Qualys review by Michelle M.
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"It's awesome"

What do you like best?

What I like about it is that I can meet new people exploring new things and see new things that I never seen before and get to know others

What do you dislike?

What I dislike is that people saying wrong things and being disrespectful

Recommendations to others considering the product

Yes

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

I have no business problems right now

Qualys review by Administrator in Financial Services
Administrator in Financial Services
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"Good tool"

What do you like best?

It is a good tool to validate merchant compliance data on a recurring basis.

What do you dislike?

Email notifications are for clients of all PCI levels. Unable to filter which clients I receive notifications for (all or nothing).

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Ensuring clients are meeting PCI DSS standards.

Qualys review by Administrator in Internet
Administrator in Internet
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"Best Vulnerability Scanner"

What do you like best?

They provide free trial for their world-class vulnerability scanning engine. Other players in the market provide fewer features as compared to Qualys. Their support is also very good.

What do you dislike?

They need to add more scanning tools in the free trial version.

Recommendations to others considering the product

Best in the class security assessment tool. Must integrate with the workflow of your security scannings.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Providing all round security assessment to all our virtual machines to prevent attackers to exploit their vulnerabilities.

Qualys review by Austin Jacob D.
Austin Jacob D.
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"Qualys Security Scans"

What do you like best?

Ad-hoc Scans in order to scan a specific IP

What do you dislike?

-Time a Qualys Scan can take if we are using on prem servers to scan

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Ensuring our companies Windows machines are secure and not missing any patches/updates

Qualys review by Thomas K.
Thomas K.
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"Good tool"

What do you like best?

Its a good tool to estimate the number of vulnerabilities on the systems

What do you dislike?

Nothing until now

Recommendations to others considering the product

Very good tool to use and easy

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Identifying the vulnerabilities and keeping the systems safe

Qualys review by Rohan H.
Rohan H.
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"End to end IT Security for all assets"

What do you like best?

Instant visibility for cloud applications with full security and compliance control

What do you dislike?

Limitations when using scan by hostname.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Trying to mitigate the problem of scanning via hostname

Qualys review by Administrator in Automotive
Administrator in Automotive
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"QualysGuard, a true leader in vulnerability management"

What do you like best?

Qualys allows a positive view into the risk and threat landscape within your company. Through easy to use reporting, asset management and scanning, we have been able to zero in on our biggest problem areas and see real remediation results!

What do you dislike?

The tagging system leaves a little to be desired. Accommodating for multiple nic devices and shop scopes can be a little tricky.

Recommendations to others considering the product

Ensure that you have the correct technical resources to implement this solution. Someone with past experience would go a long way in a new roll out.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Vulnerabilities are quickly identified using Qualys and we are able to effectively mitigate issues in real time.

Qualys review by User
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"Best for PCI Compliance"

What do you like best?

Comprehensive and detail oriented reports. Provides complete picture on the vulnerability management. Their PCI Compliance platform is best in class.

What do you dislike?

The UI/UX for their dashboards needs improvement but overall it is also very usable.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

We are using it to complete the vulnerability management controls for our PCI compliance.

Qualys review by User
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"Qualys"

What do you like best?

Qualys is used to monitored the SSL certificates on publices sites. Their test gives a visually nice and comprehensive overview of the status of our certificates.

What do you dislike?

It is possible the scan doesn't have any results (nothing found), while this may be a false negative.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Scanning of multiple certificates for cloud applications.

Qualys review by User
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"Qualys works well"

What do you like best?

I like having easy access to the details of the findings.

What do you dislike?

I have no dislikes of Qualys. It works well.

Recommendations to others considering the product

Qualys does a solid job of detecting network vulnerabilities, and reporting on them.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

PCI-DSS requires network vulnerability scanning. Qualys is a good tool for that requirements

Qualys review by User in Information Technology and Services
User in Information Technology and Services
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"My review"

What do you like best?

The thing Ilike the most is the real time scanning it does for all our servers located around different network zones and provide consolidated result

What do you dislike?

I think it should be much better in terms of false positives

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

We are doing automated scans of vm's provisioned through to identify vulnerabilities

Qualys review by Industry Analyst / Tech Writer in Investment Management
Industry Analyst / Tech Writer in Investment Management
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"Great product "

What do you like best?

Awesome at catching all vulnerabilities, large and small, great in detectiction of patches.

What do you dislike?

User interface is a bit outdated and could be more easy to use.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

In depth analysis tools help to track progress in vulnerability management.

Qualys review by User in Banking
User in Banking
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"solid vulnerability management platform"

What do you like best?

easy to use and GUI and cloud base. blackbox scanner appliances no need to worry about patching and mantaince

What do you dislike?

sometime can be slow in response due to cloud base. .

Recommendations to others considering the product

yes

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

scanning full ranges of all subnets

Qualys review by Administrator in Accounting
Administrator in Accounting
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"Qualys Review"

What do you like best?

I like that you can pick out your servers to scan one at a time

What do you dislike?

I don't like how the reports aren't kept forever

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

We are determining what threats we have on our servers

Qualys review by User in Accounting
User in Accounting
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"Used it for assessing vulnerability scan reports"

What do you like best?

It has a very detailed beak down of vulnerabilities, their ranking and it helps in making key decisions

What do you dislike?

nothing really, hence the high recommendation rate

Recommendations to others considering the product

go for it!

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

We majorly used it for vulnerability scans

Qualys review by Administrator in Computer & Network Security
Administrator in Computer & Network Security
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"Why Use Qualys?"

What do you like best?

Unlimited Scanning in the background while daily activiites occur

What do you dislike?

There really isn't anything I dislike. The products fill a need.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

IT Security and Safety

Qualys review by User in Computer Software
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"Critical application for businesses"

What do you like best?

knowing the Qualys is the best at what they do.

What do you dislike?

Currently do not have any dislikes but will report back if needbe

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Just started

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