Qualys Cloud Platform vs. Rapid7 InsightConnect

Overview
ProductRatingMost Used ByProduct SummaryStarting Price
Qualys Cloud Platform
Score 8.3 out of 10
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The Qualys Cloud Platform (formerly Qualysguard), from San Francisco-based Qualys, is network security and vulnerability management software featuring app scanning and security, network device mapping and detection, vulnerability prioritization schedule and remediation, and other features to provide vulnerability management and network attack surface reduction.N/A
Rapid7 InsightConnect
Score 7.9 out of 10
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Rapid7 offers InsightConnect, a SOAR solution that integrates with existing solutions to orchestrate vulnerability management processes from notification to remediation, so users can ensure critical issues are being addressed with every security advisory that comes in—while leaving human decision points where most critical. Automate actions to scan, find patches, and verify remediation.N/A
Pricing
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Free Trial
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Free/Freemium Version
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Premium Consulting/Integration Services
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Entry-level Setup FeeNo setup feeNo setup fee
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Community Pulse
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Features
Qualys Cloud PlatformRapid7 InsightConnect
Threat Intelligence
Comparison of Threat Intelligence features of Product A and Product B
Qualys Cloud Platform
8.7
7 Ratings
8% above category average
Rapid7 InsightConnect
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Ratings
Network Analytics8.86 Ratings00 Ratings
Threat Recognition8.37 Ratings00 Ratings
Vulnerability Classification8.77 Ratings00 Ratings
Automated Alerts and Reporting9.07 Ratings00 Ratings
Threat Analysis8.17 Ratings00 Ratings
Threat Intelligence Reporting8.97 Ratings00 Ratings
Automated Threat Identification8.77 Ratings00 Ratings
Vulnerability Management Tools
Comparison of Vulnerability Management Tools features of Product A and Product B
Qualys Cloud Platform
8.5
9 Ratings
3% above category average
Rapid7 InsightConnect
-
Ratings
IT Asset Realization8.89 Ratings00 Ratings
Authentication7.86 Ratings00 Ratings
Configuration Monitoring8.47 Ratings00 Ratings
Web Scanning8.88 Ratings00 Ratings
Vulnerability Intelligence8.67 Ratings00 Ratings
Best Alternatives
Qualys Cloud PlatformRapid7 InsightConnect
Small Businesses
ThreatDown, powered by Malwarebytes
ThreatDown, powered by Malwarebytes
Score 8.6 out of 10

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Medium-sized Companies
CrowdStrike Falcon
CrowdStrike Falcon
Score 9.1 out of 10
Splunk SOAR
Splunk SOAR
Score 8.4 out of 10
Enterprises
CrowdStrike Falcon
CrowdStrike Falcon
Score 9.1 out of 10
Palo Alto Networks Cortex XSOAR
Palo Alto Networks Cortex XSOAR
Score 8.4 out of 10
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User Ratings
Qualys Cloud PlatformRapid7 InsightConnect
Likelihood to Recommend
8.6
(25 ratings)
7.9
(7 ratings)
Usability
2.0
(1 ratings)
9.0
(1 ratings)
Support Rating
5.0
(7 ratings)
-
(0 ratings)
User Testimonials
Qualys Cloud PlatformRapid7 InsightConnect
Likelihood to Recommend
Qualys
Qualys Cloud Platform is well suited for organizations that need additional tools to secure and bolster their security from end to end. The automated, real-time threat protection is very quick to notify an admin of potential vulnerabilities and risks, as well as recommending quick fixes to resolve/close the gap before an incident occurs. QCP excels at portraying all of these in a single pane of glass, and find that the Qualys reports are more detailed than competitor product lines. One of our big issues with QCP is that you do have to pay for each scanner, which can quickly add up to large costs. For this reason, I would rate Qualys at a ~7 due to great features and functionality, but overall value could be better for a large organization. I would also say that QCP may make more sense for smaller organizations due to this pricing model.
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Rapid7
Where Rapid7 InsightConnect excels is in environments needing the whole suite of virus protection and monitoring. In our environment we use it to make sure we have visibility over all endpoints, servers, hosts, and clusters to make sure that there are no vulnerabilities being left unattended too. It is also best in large environments. Since there are many endpoints, the automation from Rapid7 helps manage them all in an efficient manner.
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Pros
Qualys
  • It really does well at vulnerability scanning, which it is well known for. It's accuracy at finding vulnerabilities is top notch, more so than a lot of other vulnerability tools out there. In an organization/company you want this kind of accuracy at finding vulnerabilities in your network/endpoints
  • It is very good at managing endpoints on a consistent basis, meaning you can add endpoints to Qualys and have the platform scan/track/protect for vulnerabilities on an ongoing basis, without user intervention
  • It does really well at separating out and identifying what levels of criticality each vulnerability should fall into. This way, an organization/company can attack the more critical vulnerabilities first
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Rapid7
  • The most significant difference is that we no longer have to examine endpoints and devices separately.
  • The cost.
  • The impact on the safety and efficiency of our business.
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Cons
Qualys
  • This program is really complicated, the multiple functions that are presented to us are not very clear and in some cases, it is a matter of intuition to execute a function, it is not very informative.
  • The interface of this program can be a real problem; for our taste, this program looks a bit messy, and the interface does not help or guide you to find the options you need.
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Rapid7
  • It would be great if Rapid7 InsightConnect could be configured based on pre determined specifications when installing the agent.
  • We've noticed that at times, there are certain network parameters needed in order for Rapid7 to collect and report data efficiently.
  • Sometimes there are issues with the discovery scan in Rapid7 making it hard to configure in the beginning.
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Usability
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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Rapid7
It's incredibly easy to set up, to use, to detect threats. It's easy to change, tweek and very quick to resolve all issues
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Support Rating
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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Rapid7
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Alternatives Considered
Qualys
As described before Qualys is used to scan periodically the environment in order to check if there are some packages (Linux) or Applications (Windows) outdated, generating reports to the Service Owners, fulfilling what's is expected from us, attending all our expectations regarding the tool. That's why we'd choose Qualys to our organization.
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Rapid7
Palo Alto was slightly cheaper, but more complex and would need the training to be effective. Splunk was comparative from a price standpoint, but the automation features of Rapid7 InsightConnect outweighed those of Splunk SOAR. Honestly, all of these are great choices, but for our environment, it made more sense to go with Rapid7.
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Return on Investment
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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Rapid7
  • The automation and integration we set up in the dev cycle helped us provide evidence in audits
  • The automation and integration we set up in the dev cycle helped us fix vulns in our software prior to implementation thus increasing our security
  • Automations save massive time and headache's between infosec and devs
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