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Score 9.5 out of 100
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Likelihood to Recommend

Nmap

NMap is well suited to just about any situation, network size, or complexity. Some have brought up the point that NMap's proxy settings need work. I haven't used NMap with a proxy. NMap is my "go to" tool for a cursory security sweep. Once a problem is found, I can perform a deeper dive scan on a system or a network. I wouldn't, and don't, use NMap as my only security tool. No single tool has all the answers. For example, it is not a Wireshark in that it does not capture packets or analyze them. It is basically a port scanner, host discovery, OS detection tool.
Kenneth Hess | TrustRadius Reviewer

Qualys Cloud Platform

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.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Feature Rating Comparison

Network Performance Monitoring

Nmap
8.4
Qualys Cloud Platform
Automated network device discovery
Nmap
8.6
Qualys Cloud Platform
Network monitoring
Nmap
8.8
Qualys Cloud Platform
Baseline threshold calculation
Nmap
8.5
Qualys Cloud Platform
Alerts
Nmap
8.8
Qualys Cloud Platform
Network capacity planning
Nmap
8.1
Qualys Cloud Platform
Packet capture analysis
Nmap
7.4
Qualys Cloud Platform
Network mapping
Nmap
9.3
Qualys Cloud Platform
Customizable reports
Nmap
8.0
Qualys Cloud Platform
Wireless infrastructure monitoring
Nmap
8.3
Qualys Cloud Platform
Hardware health monitoring
Nmap
8.0
Qualys Cloud Platform

Pros

Nmap

  • Nmap has a unique process of fingerprinting applications/devices to help us identify their communications patterns quicker.
  • Nmap can be used for network auditing by specifying whole subnets that you would like to scan for open/closed ports.
  • Nmap has a diverse presence and can be used from most operating systems.
Roger Mialkowski | TrustRadius Reviewer

Qualys Cloud Platform

  • Cloud-based management.
  • Detailed info about the findings: reason, effect, risk, mitigations, etc.
  • Clear UI.
  • Additional modules can be added to the same management interface.(single point of management).
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Cons

Nmap

  • Maybe take some of the features of Zenmap and bake them in?
  • Include fancy extra graphical results charts or graphs or something to show people who you want to convey info too but have no idea what Nmap is actually doing.
  • I don't really think I'd change a lot actually.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Qualys Cloud Platform

  • Price tag
  • Have the license based on live IPs, not on entire subnets, so then you pay for the exactly amount of servers you have.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Support Rating

Nmap

Nmap 7.9
Based on 18 answers
There is a very large support community and a robust selection of add-ons and scripts. Once you get the use down this is one of the most powerful tools and you can find anything you are looking for as far as examples on the web. While not having official support its not lacking by any means.
Alan Matson, CCNA:S, MCP | TrustRadius Reviewer

Qualys Cloud Platform

Qualys Cloud Platform 8.0
Based on 4 answers
We feel Qualys provides required perimeter security for our infrastructure which is hosted on multiple clouds. Together with a comprehensive scanning and continuous monitoring, Qualys is cloud agnostic which gives us flexibility to use it across multiple clouds. We also like the daily reporting and its integration with other productivity tools.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Alternatives Considered

Nmap

NMap usually lacks the features of the other network scanners, but for a good reason: most of the other network scanners out there are using NMap as part of their system. The nature of NMap (being open-source) is that it is available for use in other applications; as a result, these other applications make use of the NMap source code.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Qualys Cloud Platform

Qualysguard gave us the tools we needed that were benificial to our job without us having to do too much manual interaction such as with Nmap, Metasploit , etc. It was a very efficient platform that I would go to again.
Alan Matson, CCNA:S, MCP | TrustRadius Reviewer

Return on Investment

Nmap

  • Positive return as it's open-source (free) on all OS's.
  • If a person is not used of the command line there are a ton of front ends that make it point-and-click so the learning curve is good. That cuts down on time and manpower.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Qualys Cloud Platform

  • Provides the business the information needed to prioritize security requirements and secure appropriate budget.
  • Provides self-service capabilities for users to perform their own scans.
  • Provides visibility for asset discovery which was previously a difficult task.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Pricing Details

Nmap

General

Free Trial
Free/Freemium Version
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
Entry-level set up fee?
No

Qualys Cloud Platform

General

Free Trial
Free/Freemium Version
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
Entry-level set up fee?
No

Rating Summary

Likelihood to Recommend

Nmap
9.7
Qualys Cloud Platform
8.8

Support Rating

Nmap
7.9
Qualys Cloud Platform
8.0

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