Qualys Cloud Platform

Qualys Cloud Platform
Formerly Qualysguard

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Score 8.6 out of 10
Qualys Cloud Platform

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What is Qualys Cloud Platform?

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...
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Qualys Review

8 out of 10
January 24, 2023
Qualys is used to scan periodically the environment in order to check if there are some packages (Linux) or Applications (Windows) …
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Beware of Qualys

3 out of 10
September 12, 2020
We currently use Qualys for threat detection and penetration testing on several of our SaaS solutions. We also install the cloud agent on …
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Popular Features

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  • IT Asset Realization (9)
    8.8
    88%
  • Web Scanning (8)
    8.8
    88%
  • Vulnerability Classification (7)
    8.7
    87%
  • Threat Recognition (7)
    8.3
    83%

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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…

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Features

Threat Intelligence

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8.7Avg 8.6

Vulnerability Management Tools

Tools that focus on locating, identifying, and prioritizing vulnerabilities in a network that need to be patched.

8.5Avg 8.4
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Product Details

What is Qualys Cloud Platform?

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.

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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.

Reviewers rate Automated Alerts and Reporting highest, with a score of 9.

The most common users of Qualys Cloud Platform are from Enterprises (1,001+ employees).
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January 24, 2023

Qualys Review

Score 8 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
In our company basically we use Qualys to scan periodically environment in order to check if there are some packages (Linux) or Applications (Windows) outdated, generating reports to the Service Owners helping them to addressing the findings scheduling to apply patches. So the tool's functionality fulfills the purpose expected from us.
Henry Coronel | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 10 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
It is essential for a company that works largely on the web to maintain stable security and visualize the vulnerability of its state and of the web applications that are regularly put to the test; Qualys Cloud Platforms is the perfect program that will help you with these aspects, as well As long as it's priced right for its features, it's always a pleasure to recommend and showcase the great features of the Qualys Cloud Platform.
January 20, 2023

Qualys strikes again

Score 8 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
It's a pretty good overall tool. Honestly, it becomes a scale issue. If you have less than 100 devices altogether, this is not the tool for you. There are so many ways to sort devices and keep track of important tags, but below a certain level it is entirely overkill.
Score 8 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
with some training it is easy to scan your networks and find assets on your networks.
also unmanaged assets are found and the automated remediation guidance helps to quickly solve or at least remediate the vulnerability.

because the training is really needed to understand the services, it is not easy to let a colleague also use it when you're not available
Score 10 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
Qualys Cloud Platform makes the dark corners of your webapp visible. What's visible can be made secure.
This allows you to focus on the important: your security and compliance posture.
With the automated scheduled scanning, reporting, and notifying you pretty much don't have any heavy lifting to do.
It also offers native integrations with the major Cloud Providers.
Score 8 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
Qualys Cloud Platform was used by us in terms of patch deployment for internal and external customers. We used it as to provide Patch management services. Qualys Cloud Platform was integral part of our whole Patch Management as service which was part of the larger officering and completed the whole security aspect.
Score 9 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
Qualys cloud is well suited as a global solution for monitoring the security of your network. It is well suited for vulnerability scanning, policy compliance, asset discovery and threat protection as well as cloud inventory and application security scanning (for both public web apps and in-house applications). The best feature and also the one that provides us the most value is the VMDR (vulnerability management, detection and response). This is a crucial part of our overall security function. Scenarios where we find it less appropriate are in patch management.
Varun Khare | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 9 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
As a member of an Endpoint security team, I worked on finding a variety and quantity of Endpoints on the network and Qualys VMDR helped us a lot to find those and do security and compliance risk. It continuously protects all your endpoints from suspicious activity and attacks from prevention to detection to response.
Score 7 out of 10
Vetted Review
Reseller
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.
Rahul Deshmukh | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 9 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
If you have a large IT landscape of different operating systems and want a common assessment tool for vulnerabilities, and compliance and also have your own policies, you can create your own customized Compliance management view. Create your own customized controls apart from NIST, and CIS controls. Have a parallel scanner to improve scanning performance and reduce the timeline.
Score 9 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
Some of the major drivers behind why companies deploy Qualys Cloud --Compliance obligations, Policy enforcement validation and policy violations, Continuous monitoring and incident response, Detect and prioritize vulnerabilities and mis-configurations across the IT estate, as well as supporting automated patching and remediation activities continuous monitoring, event triage and threat hunting. Security should be a top business priority in every industry and a lack of funding is no excuse
Score 9 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
As per my past experience with qualys vm tool, we implemented for scanning the assets in cloud as well as on-prem. Also we had used for web application scanning. Integrated with splunk for centralised monitoring and reporting purpose for missing patch on assets, patched assets status, not scanned assets, etc.
Score 9 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
Qualys really excels in internal/external vulnerability reporting (across physical, on-premise virtual and cloud-based devices), PCI scanning and cloud configuration security. Their products are full-featured, reliable and relatively easy to use, for the most part. Technical support and account management functions work well together to deliver a successful customer experience.
Score 5 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
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.
September 12, 2020

Beware of Qualys

Score 3 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
It is well suited if you only need a tool that is going to be used for threat detection and penetration testing for your internal systems. It would be less appropriate if you are looking for a strong threat management system for end-user workstations. I would suggest looking elsewhere for that.
March 04, 2020

Happy Qualys user.

Score 9 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
Qualys really covers most of the operational security needs of my team and support for multiple clouds is making it easy for us to go with any cloud. We are able to see the value immediately and correct any potential violations right away. However we are also looking for a system that can proactively identify common mistakes whenever new resources are spun up that can violate our security policies rather flag it later.
Score 7 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
Installation: Qualys is a cloud-based service (cloud management), in case you require an offline solution, Qualys is not the solution for you.
You can scan all types of devices: servers, endpoints, network equipment, FW, and much more, including Cloud workloads (they have a dedicated appliance for IaaS).
For endpoints, it's better to use their Agent in order to avoid running the scans over the network. this has an additional cost.
For Compliance needs, Qualys is good enough.
Score 9 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
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.
January 21, 2019

I love Qualys PC

Larry Sullivan | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 9 out of 10
Vetted Review
Reseller
If you or a client are a retailer, PCI is a breeze. The tracking, ticketing, and attestation are all so simple it makes life very pleasant.
Alan Matson, CCNA:S, MCP | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 9 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
Of many of the other vulnerability testing suites I used, this offered the most robust features and, once you learned the UI, was a go-to tool. The reporting was very nice for not only us technical but for reports for management as well that were easy to understand and prioritize fixes.
Score 8 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
I've seen Qualysguard work really well for discovery, however you need to have good knowledge of your organization's network topology to ensure Qualys is able to access. In some cases you may end up requiring multiple appliances due to capacity or access contraints. Qualysguard is also very good for verifying patching, server hardening configurations, and other compliance requirements.
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