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Score 8.7 out of 100
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Score 8.5 out of 100

Attribute Ratings

  • AWS CloudTrail is rated higher in 1 area: Likelihood to Recommend

Likelihood to Recommend

9.5

AWS CloudTrail

95%
4 Ratings
8.3

Qualys Cloud Platform

83%
16 Ratings

Usability

AWS CloudTrail

N/A
0 Ratings
2.0

Qualys Cloud Platform

20%
1 Rating

Support Rating

AWS CloudTrail

N/A
0 Ratings
5.5

Qualys Cloud Platform

55%
12 Ratings

Likelihood to Recommend

Amazon AWS

It is necessary to enable [AWS] Cloudtrail when using AWS in a production environment, otherwise you will not have any idea what is happening within your accounts. Third party monitoring applications will all require [AWS] CloudTrail to be enabled as well. I would not recommend it solely as a monitoring tool, to get the most out of it you must send the logs elsewhere. Either to Cloudwatch logs or a third party product.
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Qualys

It is well suited for environments that are looking for a solution that is top notch for vulnerability scanning, and is the most accurate at doing so. It would also fit environments that have a lot of endpoints to scan or like to have scanning done on an automatic basis. It is less appropriate in environments that want to use a platform right away, without getting training in how to use it, or reading documentation on the product.
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Pros

Amazon AWS

  • AWS native service
  • Extremely powerful
  • Multi-region support
  • Optional encryption
  • File integrity validation
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Qualys

  • Attestation is so easy with Qualys. I find this one feature makes the investment worth the cost
  • Ease of use. Within an hour of first installing, a person can be running compliance tests without a hitch.
  • Great training materials and support. I have never had to take more than twenty minutes to solve a problem either through support or the forums.
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Cons

Amazon AWS

  • It could be more commercial
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Qualys

  • Notices some findings which were not clear why they appear(suspected false positive).
  • Working with Qualys support(for example due to the previous point) wasn't the best experience. the response was very slow.
  • Qualys limit the daily API requests. In case you need more, it will cost.
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Pricing Details

AWS CloudTrail

Starting Price

Editions & Modules

AWS CloudTrail editions and modules pricing
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Footnotes

    Offerings

    Free Trial
    Free/Freemium Version
    Premium Consulting/Integration Services

    Entry-level set up fee?

    No setup fee

    Additional Details

    You can view, filter, and download the most recent 90 days of your account activity for all management events in supported AWS services free of charge. You can set up a trail that delivers a single copy of management events in each region free of charge. Once a CloudTrail trail is set up, Amazon S3 charges apply based on your usage. You will be charged for any data events or additional copies of management events recorded in that region. In addition, you can choose CloudTrail Insights by enabling Insights events in your trails. CloudTrail Insights analyzes write management events, and you are charged based on the number of events that are analyzed in that region.

    Qualys Cloud Platform

    Starting Price

    Editions & Modules

    Qualys Cloud Platform editions and modules pricing
    EditionModules

    Footnotes

      Offerings

      Free Trial
      Free/Freemium Version
      Premium Consulting/Integration Services

      Entry-level set up fee?

      No setup fee

      Additional Details

      Usability

      Amazon AWS

      No answers on this topic

      Qualys

      Again, the usability of Qualys has been a pinpoint for this entire review. It was easily the worst thing about the product and because of this, I would not recommend Qualys to anybody in my field. This should be something that Qualys strives to improve if they wish to stay in business.
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      Support Rating

      Amazon AWS

      No answers on this topic

      Qualys

      They had a support page within the WAS to report any concerns or seek help. But the UI of that is not smooth. Regardless support staff were pretty responsive and helpful. They scheduled calls to understand and address our problems. Email support is good as well.
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      Alternatives Considered

      Amazon AWS

      The ease of building, implementing and searching AWS CloudTrail is second to none. The JSON file structure that included in CloudTrail in a log format is very useful. The logs will capture a lot of useful data from the API calls that can be used for crafting strong security policies if you choose to do so. This security policies can be implemented via Lambda or CloudWatch Events
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      Qualys

      As compared with Tenable, Qualys has multiple benefits and features which help ease the management of compliance. Tenable has only vulnerability management, but the Qualys tools landscape comprises a bouquet of tools spanning endpoint security, network security, compliances, and risk assessment. All of these tools are available in a single POD of deployment, reducing manual efforts to deploy and integrate tools.
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      Return on Investment

      Amazon AWS

      • Allows us to investigate any strange api actions
      • Increases security
      • Audit trail of changes made in AWS
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      Qualys

      • Big time-saving tool vs. having to comb through several system reports which ultimately can still have you missing unapproved software.
      • Quick snapshot via the dashboard provided a nice summary of where you're assets meet or do not meet your organization's policy requirements.
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