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Re: Vulnerability Assessment
From: "US Infosec" <usinfosec () gmail com>
Date: Mon, 23 Jul 2007 20:18:17 -0400

I have used them all extensively and would highly recommend that you
use Foundstone and Nessus.   Additionally one lesser known tool worth
mentioning is Harris Guardian.   I have never been a fan of Qualys,
especially when I do third party assessments and find stuff that they
miss.  They also used to require that all external data be stored on
their network which is a security vulnerability in itself.

Whoever said that Qualys has the checks a week before everyone else..
yeah they all claim to do that.  I know of many fortune 100 companies
along with full state and even federal governments that rely solely on
Foundstone.  I can make claims all day long, but ultimately it does
not matter.

With that said, these days they all are getting closer and closer with
their functionality.   The best advice that anyone *should* give you
is to do a proof of concept and compare them side by side against the
same test systems.   This will determine which is currently better for
YOUR environment.

Also, while checking out Foundstone be sure to look at Preventsys
which McAfee bought as well.  Coupled together the two tools meet a
LOT of security departments needs for compliance and auditing.

Good Luck!

On 7/23/07, Deepak Parashar <deep231982 () gmail com> wrote:
Uzair,

I would to say to go for Foundstone-I have worked on this solution for
long and it's really good product for vuln. assessment if designed
correctly and have good reporting feature as well, it'll give you
options to drill down to dll versions and gives you liberty to create
your own tests as well........... other best option would be
Retina....

-DP

http://www.linkedin.com/in/deepakparashar

http://deepakparashar.blogspot.com/

"Vision is the art of seeing the invisible"...Jonathan Swift


On 6/4/07, Uzair Hashmi <uzair () kse com pk> wrote:
> Hello list,
>
> I have been evaluating an automated vulnerability assessment software, have found two of them better for the 
organizational needs. I need your help to select only one out of the two.
>
> 1- QualysGuard (http://www.qualys.com)
> 2- Foundstone Enterprise 
(http://www.mcafee.com/us/enterprise/products/vulnerability_management/foundstone_enterprise.html)
>
> Please advice.
>
> Regards,
> Uzair
>
>
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