Qualys vs. Nessus
Qualys and Nessus are two powerful vulnerability scanning tools with some common features and some unique traits. Qualys is more focused on cloud security monitoring while Nessus is a typical web vulnerability assessment tool. Here's a comparison for you to understand how they fare against each other.
Qualys vs. Nessus
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Pricing not mentioned
Qualys offers a free trial version but does not mention its pricing and packages on the website.
It provides a cloud-based continuous scanning solution and detection of vulnerabilities and misconfigurations.
Pricing on the higher side
Nessus provides its top package at $5,888.20 per year. It is built to scan modern attack surfaces to find any vulnerabilities and protect the assets from the same.
Easy to navigate
Qualys provides a web security scanning solution that is easy to use, navigate and set up.
It 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.
Easy to navigate
Nessus provides a point-in-time vulnerability assessment solution that can easily identify vulnerabilities like missing patches, malware, and misconfigurations.
It offers a limited number of scans but ensures zero false positives with its scanning.
Qualys does not provide penetration testing. Rather it focuses on the exhaustive scanning of assets to find any unsafe exposed areas within web security.
Nessus mainly opts for thorough vulnerability assessments and as such does not provide manual expert pentesting or a pentest certificate.
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.
The advanced remediation support is only available for an additional $472.
This comes with 24*365 access to phone, emails, and chat support. It is a hefty price to pay on top of the price of the package.
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.
CI/CD integration is possible with Nessus and it partners with IBM Security, Splunk, GitHub, and GitLab.
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Frequently Asked Questions
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.
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.
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.
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.
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- Easy integrations with your SDLC.
- Value for money.
- Scan behind login pages.
- Remediation Support
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.
Not at all, the security audit and VAPT are agnostic of the technology stack and work well on all websites.