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Score 7.1 out of 100
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Score 8.4 out of 100

Attribute Ratings

  • Tenable.io is rated higher in 2 areas: Likelihood to Recommend, Support Rating

Likelihood to Recommend

5.1

Qualys WAS

51%
3 Ratings
8.0

Tenable.io

80%
6 Ratings

Likelihood to Renew

Qualys WAS

N/A
0 Ratings
9.0

Tenable.io

90%
1 Rating

Support Rating

6.5

Qualys WAS

65%
3 Ratings
8.8

Tenable.io

88%
4 Ratings

Likelihood to Recommend

Qualys WAS

It does have its pros but they are outweighed by the cons. There are better scanners out there. WAS gets stuck at scanning a single page for such a long time that it barely covers any part of the application before reaching the 24-hour limit and concluding testing. It could be also because of the nature of our application, but I would expect dynamic scanners to be a bit smarter than this.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Tenable.io

I've been using this product since it began as an open source product, I really like it and for the money, I think it's probably the best choice for most companies who need a product like this. Over the years I've seen the interface change quite a bit and sometimes I think it's a bit unclear how to do certain things and the different packages can be confusing, these are the only reasons I'm giving it a 9 instead of a 10.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Pros

Qualys WAS

  • Excellent coverage in terms of vulnerabilities. From SQL injections to buffer overflows.
  • It is integrated with the Qualys Cloud Platform, which is our company-wide vulnerability management solution.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Tenable.io

  • Setup of the internal scanner was fairly simple and straight forward.
  • An update came out for the internal scanner that allows you to add an Internal Certificate Authority for lookup.
  • Has automated reporting to keep executives and compliance departments informed.
  • Internal scanner can be configured to auto-update itself.
  • "Recast Rules" allows your organization to redefine a vulnerabilities' classification, if it is not applicable or your disagree.
  • External PCI scans allow you to remediate before submitting to Tenable.io for review.
  • Tenable.io staff was very patient and helpful. They provided some limited guidance with remediation.
  • Internal and External scans can be automated. schedule for the automated scans is very granular.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Cons

Qualys WAS

  • Sometimes support can be a bit slow off the mark but in general it is good.
  • The scans can take longer than anticipated.
  • The reports can take a lot of customizing.
Larry Sullivan | TrustRadius Reviewer

Tenable.io

  • Have to switch between interfaces to access certain functionality
  • Scan speeds/resource utilization at times
  • Executive level reporting could do with some improvements
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Pricing Details

Qualys WAS

General

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

Starting Price

Tenable.io

General

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

Starting Price

Likelihood to Renew

Qualys WAS

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Tenable.io

Tenable.io 9.0
Based on 1 answer
We like to renew tenable each year we have had it so far.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Support Rating

Qualys WAS

Qualys WAS 6.5
Based on 3 answers
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.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Tenable.io

Tenable.io 8.8
Based on 4 answers
Support is usually really great at walking you through any steps you need to take when you get stuck on something. There are a few false positives and errors that have come up over the years that required their help to get through. Unfortunately, the steps required to diagnose some problems are more tedious than I think should be necessary. (IE: SQL instances can throw errors that clog up your logs because one plugin affects it in a certain way. The process to diagnose this is to watch timestamps of plugins in a log while monitoring the SQL logs at the same time and using your best guess as to what is causing it.)
Randy Munroe | TrustRadius Reviewer

Alternatives Considered

Qualys WAS

The Qualys Web Application Scanning (WAS) is integrated with our Qualys Cloud Platform so that we can have all the vulnerabilities in one single place. Also, the reporting capabilities of the Qualys Web Application Scanning (WAS) is way higher than any other vulnerability management tool in the market (especially in terms of compliance reports, such as PCI and SOX).
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Tenable.io

Tenable.io has a comparable set of features, with excellent support and a competitive price. After less than desirable experiences with another company, we moved to Tenable and haven't looked back since.
Matthew White | TrustRadius Reviewer

Return on Investment

Qualys WAS

  • As a consultant Qualysguard WAS is a great tool in my toolbox for testing Web Applications for small to medium companies.
  • Fast and efficient you can start a consulting job quickly, giving feedback to a client almost immediately.
  • Never leave home without it.
Larry Sullivan | TrustRadius Reviewer

Tenable.io

  • Since this is a requirement for our PCI compliance and the cost is relatively low, the ROI isn't really something we need to think too much about, Tenable's pricing is fair and affordable.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

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