Qualys Alternative: Objectively Better - Astra Security

Qualys is good, but Astra is a better alternative to Qualys. Compliance checks, vulnerability assessments, penetration tests, and more, Astra truly does it better. See why people flock over to Astra’s cloud vulnerability management services for securing their cloud defenses over Qualys.

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Qualys vs. Astra

Qualys

Astra

Pricing
Not Mentioned
$2,388/ year
Scan behind logins
yes
Pentesting by security experts
yes
Continuous automated scanning
Yes
Yes
Number of vulnerability scans
Unlimited
Unlimited
Zero false positives ensured with vetted scans
yes
Cloud security review for AWS/GCP/Azure
Yes
Yes
Compliance reporting
Yes
Yes
Publicly verifiable pentest certificate
yes
Collaboration with expert pentesters
yes
Remediation support within 24-hours
Yes
Yes
Integrations
Yes
Yes
Continuous compliance scanning
yes
Actionable vulnerability risk scoring
yes

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Feature Comparison

Qualys

Pricing not mentioned

Qualys offers a free trial version but does not mention their pricing and packages on the website. 

It provides a cloud based continuous scanning solution and detection of vulnerabilities and misconfigurations.

Astra Pentest

Per year Pricing

Astra provides its top pentesting package at $2,388 per year. 

Astra provides a continuous VAPT solution with both expert manual and automated pentesting.

Easy to navigate

Qualys vulnerability scanner provides a web security scanning solution that is easy to use, navigate and set up. 

Qualys vulnerability scanning provides a deep scan of the internal and external environment and even the APIs for web apps and mobile apps. 

Does not ensure zero false positives with its scanning which is a drawback of the tool. This leaves the users feeling dissatisfied with the scanning experience. 

Navigation made easy

Astra’s highly intuitive and uncluttered dashboard makes navigation, setting up, prioritization, and remediation for flaws easy.

It also provides an unlimited number of scans that are vetted to ensure zero false positive appearance. 

No pentest

Qualys does not provide penetration testing. Rather it focuses on the exhaustive scanning of assets to find any unsafe exposed areas within web security. 

Expert manual pentest

Astra not only provides automated scanning services but also manual pentesting carried out by experts in the field. 

 Insufficient remediation support

Qualys doesn’t offer a lot in terms of remediation support.

Hence, it essentially dumps the workload back onto the customers once the vulnerabilities are discovered. 

Remediation support

Astra Pentest provides exemplary remediation services through precise reports with step-to-step instructions on remediation.

They also provide comment boxes under each vulnerability displayed on the dashboard for immediate query clearance. 

Integrations

Qualys has integrations with Splunk, Cisco, IBM, and more. 

However, its lack of well-developed remediation measures acts as a hindrance to seamless CI/CD integrations.  

Integrations

Astra provides integrations with Slack, GitHub, GitLab, Jira, Jenkins, Azure and others.  

Save big with Astra

Astra replaces a bunch of other apps. So you save money when you choose Astra.

$2000/year

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You get more with Astra

With features like continuous vulnerability assessment, scan behind login, and compliance-specific scans, Astra’s Pentest Platform minimizes the effort you need to put into security assessments. It’s like having your own team of security experts 🥷

The world’s top brands trust Astra to find every loophole in their security.

Collaborative dashboard
Seamlessly collaborate with your team members, CXOs and our Security experts.
Comprehensive Scanner
Our intelligent scanner find issues that other pentests often miss.
Industry-recognized certificate
Build trust among customers and partners with a security certificate.
Real-time, expert support
Get support from security experts right within and your dashboard.
Experienced team
Identify and patch security gaps in your cloud set-up.
Collaborative dashboard
Seamlessly collaborate with your team members, CXOs and our Security experts.
Comprehensive Scanner
Our intelligent scanner find issues that other pentests often miss.
Industry-recognized certificate
Build trust among customers and partners with a security certificate.
Real-time, expert support
Get support from security experts right within and your dashboard.
Experienced team
Identify and patch security gaps in your cloud set-up.
Collaborative dashboard
Seamlessly collaborate with your team members, CXOs and our Security experts.
Comprehensive Scanner
Our intelligent scanner find issues that other pentests often miss.
Industry-recognized certificate
Build trust among customers and partners with a security certificate.
Real-time, expert support
Get support from security experts right within and your dashboard.
Experienced team
Identify and patch security gaps in your cloud set-up.

Testimonials

Astra’s Pentest Platform has helped hundreds of businesses get their security on track. Here’s what some of them have to say.

Apoorva Verma
Co-founder, Rattle

We use Astra's Pentest to regularly scan our SaaS for vulnerabilities & ensure we're always securing ourselves proactively. Having access to the latest pentest reports helps our sales team close faster by inspiring confidence in potential customers.

Olivier Trupiano
Founder & CEO (Signalement)

I am very satisfied with the result and the recommendations of the audit report. It was an eye-opener. We were able to optimize the security of the app to meet the expectations of our customers.

Vinish Vijayan
(IT Manager), Muthooth Finance

Astra helps us become proactive secure and compliant. The platform makes vulnerability scanning & pentests a seamless experience. The automated vulnerability scans & comment collaboration with security engineers are my favourite features.

Frequently Asked Questions

What makes Astra the best VAPT provider?

Astra combines automated and manual pentest to offer the most comprehensive security testing solution, without burning a hole into your pocket. The pentest platform integrates easily with your CI/CD pipeline and the intuitive dashboard makes it easy to manage and monitor the vulnerabilities. It is a self-served tool, with excellent remediation support, and an impeccable record.

Do I need to make an upfront payment?

Yes, a Pentest is an in-depth exercise that requires hours of effort of human & technology resources. That’s why an upfront payment is expected.

Can I request a re-scan to check if the vulnerability is patched?

Definitely, once you’ve fixed the vulnerabilities you can request a scan simply by clicking a button on your dashboard. Following which, our engineers are notified and they plan a re-scan. If you are a business plan customer, you get a re-scan every month. If you’ve opted for a security audit separately then one re-scan is available to you.

Do you work with our developer in patching the vulnerabilities?

Yes, for sure. We assist your developers in fixing the vulnerabilities reported. Your developer can comment under each vulnerability if they have any questions regarding the fixation process.

What should I look for in a Pentest tool?

- A self-served tool with a capable team behind it to help you with roadblocks.

- Easy integrations with your SDLC.

- Value for money.

- Scan behind login pages.

- Remediation Support

Till what time can I ask for assistance for fixing?

You start seeing vulnerabilities reported by us from the day testing is started. You can ask for support in fixing the vulnerabilities for 30-days, starting from the day our engineers finish testing. During these 30 days, our engineers will be available to work with you or your developers and assist them in fixing bugs via the comment system of our dashboard. At any point, if the engineers feel that there is a need for a chat, they’ll be happy to talk to you over a chat too.

Does the vulnerability scanner/VAPT work only on a certain technology?

Not at all, the security audit and VAPT are agnostic of the technology stack and work well on all websites.

How to choose a VAPT company?

The main role of a VAPT service provider is to reveal all the underlying security vulnerabilities in your website. Always check for:

- # of tests

- VAPT methodology

- Depth of Penetration testing Report

- Video POCs

- Qualification of security engineers

- Certifications

Choose the right Pentest Partner

Find every threat to your app in record time, with Astra