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31 Ratings
Top Rated
31 Ratings
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Score 9.5 out of 100
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Score 9.9 out of 100

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 Private Cloud Platform

I believe that Qualys Private Cloud Platform is highly scalable and could be appropriate for a small business to a global enterprise. The key question, how safe to do you want to be?
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Feature Rating Comparison

Network Performance Monitoring

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

  • The first benefit is actually in the vendor. Qualys provides free instructor-led training.
  • Ease of use in a diverse environment.
  • The Qualys Private Cloud Platform has a complete suite of reporting capabilities so you can use your data quickly.
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 Private Cloud Platform

  • The way that devices are catalogued can be tough in a DHCP environment.
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 Private Cloud Platform

No score
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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 Private Cloud Platform

While all of the alternative solutions mentioned here are great products, the features and usability that Qualys Private Cloud brought to the table worked out to be the best fit for my organization.
Anonymous | 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 Private Cloud Platform

  • Much faster response time for vulnerability management.
  • Overall better security posture.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Pricing Details

Nmap

General

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

Qualys Private 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 Private Cloud Platform
10.0

Support Rating

Nmap
7.9
Qualys Private Cloud Platform

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