Likelihood to Recommend
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.
Read full review Very stable and cost-effective. Better integration with leading database vendors would be great; this would address features that are missing like x-windows support and concurrent secure file transfers. Patching is relatively fast and not as frequent as other vendors (with no impact on adherence to security best practices). Very easy to install and low storage footprint. Read full review Pros 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 Read full review Most up to date secure/encryption technology. Very fast to set up and maintain. Supported by all major hardware platforms (Microsoft, Linux). Read full review Cons 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. Read full review X-windows support could be more robust. Virtual shell adaptation could be improved. Greater concurrency for large secure transmissions would be a great add-on. Read full review Usability
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.
Read full review Support Rating
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.
Read full review Support organization is active, so is online community boards. There have been no significant issues that haven't been able to be quickly addressed by either online documentation or F-Secure support. Easy to use diagnostic tools and information gathering, make problem analysis fast. Phone support can be different due to time zone differences, but this has not been a major issue. Read full review Alternatives Considered
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.
Read full review This suite of software does not have any mentionable competition, in my opinion. It adheres to current security protocols, in-frequent patching requirements, low IT overhead, and on-going support are exemplary. Robust documentation and online community boards help keep support and maintenance transparent and efficient. Legacy support for older OS' is quite useful. Simplicity when onboarding into custom hybrid network configurations is also vital. Read full review Return on Investment 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. Read full review Very low cost. Low IT overhead (very low network bandwidth, CPU, storage utilization). Supported by all major hardware vendors. Read full review ScreenShots