The Forrester Wave™: Vulnerability Management, Q2 2010 names Qualys "the clear leader" in the report, which evaluated eight of the top vendors in vulnerability management, scoring them against 53 criteria.
"Qualys leads the pack…on its strategy as well as its execution. Not only did Qualys pioneer the SaaS hybrid model for vulnerability assessment, but today it is the largest vulnerability management vendor in terms of revenues."
The report continues: "Today, the QualysGuard cloud delivers vulnerability assessment, application-level scanning, and configuration compliance auditing, all from a centralized multitenant architecture. This architecture helps to deliver scalability and consolidated reporting. Qualys is also one of the few vendors in this evaluation that has a full-featured configuration compliance module that provides concrete mappings from a wide list of regulations to actual IT controls."