Average Ratings

46 Reviews

  • 4.5 / 5
    Overall

  • 4.5 / 5
    Ease of Use

  • 4.5 / 5
    Customer Service

Product Details

  • Starting Price
    $2,190.00/year
    See pricing details
  • Free Version
    Yes
  • Free Trial
  • Deployment
    Installed - Mac
    Installed - Windows
  • Training
    Documentation
    Webinars
    Live Online
    In Person
  • Support
    Online
    Business Hours

Vendor Details

  • Tenable Network Security
  • www.tenable.com/
  • Founded 2002
  • United States

About Nessus

Built for security practitioners, by security professionals, Nessus Professional is the de-facto industry standard for vulnerability assessment. Nessus performs point-in-time assessments to help security professionals quickly identify and fix vulnerabilities, including software flaws, missing patches, malware, and misconfigurations. With features such as pre-built policies and templates, group snooze functionality, and real-time updates, it makes vulnerability assessment easy and intuitive.


Nessus Features

  • Asset Discovery
  • Asset Tagging
  • Network Scanning
  • Patch Management
  • Policy Management
  • Prioritization
  • Risk Management
  • Vulnerability Assessment
  • Web Scanning
  • Anti Spam
  • Anti Virus
  • Email Attachment Protection
  • Event Tracking
  • Intrusion Detection System
  • IP Protection
  • Threat Response
  • Vulnerability Scanning
  • Web Threat Management
  • Web Traffic Reporting

Nessus Reviews Recently Reviewed!


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Nessus, a great tool for the analysis and remediation of vulnerabilities

Jan 07, 2019
5/5
Overall

5 / 5
Ease of Use

5 / 5
Features & Functionality

4 / 5
Customer Support

5 / 5
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Pros: Nessus and its graphical interface is attractive, I would say that minimalist but punctual and charming, it is very clean, it should be applauded that in each version they improve it and include some types of scans that can bring you more complete results when you carry out an analysis. It is very remarkable that the plugins in your database are up to date and that your community generates an adequate response on time.

Cons: For now all the experience I have with Nessus has been nice, with the constancy that you have in your team working every day to improve it I know it will be a good tool for vulnerability detection.

Overall: Tenable, in its variety of versions has a large section to train its customers, it is not a surprise that escalate positions with the passage of time and with every improvement that creates true expectations.

Within the company we have deployed Nesss and it really has been helpful to fin every vulnerability that the scans throw at us, the information is very complete from the discovery stages, we feel very satisfied, that the tool has been implemented in other infrastructure and the results are very heplful.

Nessus for vulnerability scanning

Jul 17, 2019
5/5
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5 / 5
Ease of Use

5 / 5
Features & Functionality

5 / 5
Customer Support

5 / 5
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Pros: Easy to set up, use and report on. We started using this application after our first major client security audit a few years ago. It's a been great tool.

Cons: Not much to dislike with Nessus. Maybe some better reports, and the cost could always be better, although it's not bad.

Overall: After our first major client security audit, we implemented Nessus to run weekly internal and external vulnerability scans. Not only does this help satisfy our client demands, but it helps us find vulnerabilities in our systems and helps us find patches and solutions to the vulnerabilities.

Easy to Use Vulnerability Scanner

Sep 05, 2017
5/5
Overall

3 / 5
Ease of Use

3 / 5
Features & Functionality

3 / 5
Customer Support

4 / 5
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Pros: What I like most about Nessus is that they have many plugins available for the various vulnerabilities that are out there. The ability to scan static and dynamic asset lists is great. The ability to schedule recurring scan jobs is helpful and aids in the scanning of systems. Integration with ticketing systems such as ServiceNow is also great.

Cons: It would be nice if their website had the published or revised date of their plugins. Resolving issues related to their Nessus Agents would also be nice. The UI could be improved so that queries didn't take so long. It would be nice if there was an easy way to purge old data associated with particular IPs.

Overall: Good canned reports and dashboards, which show where your critical risks are. Ability to export date into CSV or Excel format was welcome and made manipulating data easier.

One of the best vulnerability scanners

Jan 08, 2019
5/5
Overall

4 / 5
Ease of Use

5 / 5
Features & Functionality

5 / 5
Customer Support

5 / 5
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Pros: This product is one of the best network scanners on the market. After properly installing the server with the scanner in the network and placing the credentials of the administrator, the system works perfectly. Vulnerability scanning and compliance scanning are executed properly, all the standards included in Nessus are very useful.

Cons: The vulnerability scanner is not totally accurate in some situations and some results must be checked to verify the vulnerability. Therefore, it is possible that there are false positives. Many times the supplements are not updated in a timely manner and this hurts even more with the false positives generated.

Overall: Nessus has allowed us in the company to develop a timely remediation system, since with the results of the scanners our clients can manage the remediation in a more timely manner without needing to apply more invasive policies on the client. Additionally it has helped us that the scans can be done in a short period of time in comparison to others in the market and in this way improve our service.

Most comprehensive tool for security and compliance assesments

Mar 21, 2019
5/5
Overall

5 / 5
Ease of Use

5 / 5
Features & Functionality

5 / 5
Customer Support

5 / 5
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Pros: Tenable products dictates market standard for securty assesment. Nessus Profesional is part of that family. It has simillar capabilities like Tenable.io but can be run inside your datacenter as a stand alone solution. It's easy to configure, reliable and what's most importand it will give you a hint how to solve every voulnerability detected inside your infrastructure.

Cons: It misses some interesting predefined reports and usefull configuration options comparing to Tenable.io.

Overall: Best money/capabilities balance.

Best tool in the market for Vulnerability scanning

Aug 25, 2018
5/5
Overall

5 / 5
Ease of Use

5 / 5
Features & Functionality

5 / 5
Customer Support

5 / 5
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Pros: It has up to date plugins to scan latest vulnerabilities or malwares are in the market.

Plugins are updated every week to cover latest vulnerabilities.

It can scan the scope system based on various standards like PCI DSS and HIPAA which other scanners in the market don't have.

It performs credentials scans which other scanners like Qualys,Openvas doesn't offer.

Cons: Nessus doesn't detect any active protection on scope system which can block the credential scan.

It cannot scan device if the 2FA is implemented on the scope system.

Overall: It is very much efficient than any other tools offered by the competitors in scanning.

Overall Value for money solution for VA scans in enterprise

We use and we like it

May 23, 2019
5/5
Overall

5 / 5
Ease of Use

5 / 5
Features & Functionality

5 / 5
Customer Support

5 / 5
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Pros: We use Nessus because is very good tool to manage you vulnerabilities. Fast scan and easy to make reports and to monitor vulnerabilities. Easy to adjust the profile scan, easy to add scan targets. Good price and a lot of features.

Cons: We did not find any problems with the Nessus vulnerability management.

Overall: We implemented Nessus very easy, with the support from the vendor. Good price and very good solution.

Nessus Vulnerability Scanner

Apr 03, 2019
4/5
Overall

3 / 5
Ease of Use

4 / 5
Features & Functionality

5 / 5
Customer Support

4 / 5
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Pros: - Ease of use for non-authenticated scans

- Trusted in case of Network Infrastructure Scanning

- Can scan almost everything on a network

- Can take a subnet or range for scanning in one go

Cons: - Needs improvement in case of web application scan and authenticated scan.

- Very difficult to schedule an authenticated scan for a web application

- There are some other tools that take login URL and landing URL. Meanwhile prevents the logout URL for session termination itself which increses ease for users

Overall: Its a good tool but in my personal opinion using the free version of software is enough for testing purposes.

Good vulnerability manager

May 20, 2019
5/5
Overall

5 / 5
Ease of Use

5 / 5
Features & Functionality

5 / 5
Customer Support

5 / 5
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Pros: The soft is very useful to identify and manage vulnerabilities. The implementation was fast. Easy to scan and easy to generate reports. Predefined report for the management. Also you can generate compliance reports.

Cons: We did not find problems. Nessus is working very well.

Overall: The project was a success. I recommend Nessus.

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Vulnerability Management from the Pioneers of VM

Jun 04, 2018
4/5
Overall

5 / 5
Ease of Use

3 / 5
Features & Functionality

4 / 5
Customer Support

5 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: Trust on leader on VM market and movement

Plugins updated daily so, threats and breaches can be identified as they are scanned into the environment

Using Nessus Manager you can deploy scanners and agents across subnets, you can schedule multiple scans in your environment

Best in class configuration audit data base for compliance check

Credential and uncredential scans

Agents for sensitive devices or services that can be affected by an active scan or are in transit

Cons: Nessus in the Pro version is limited to one user

Not follow up or comparison between latest scan and recent

IP address Change on the network or location increase the IP count even when it is the same device

reports customizing can be difficult depending on what is expected to have

invasive scan.

you are not aware that a specific device or service can be sensitive to Nessus untill you finish with the service stopped or the performance of a service gets compromised.

Overall: Vulnerabilities across the network, devices and the whole environment. Secyrity needs to be based on several systems that can consolidate data about your security posture and with NEssus is a great place to start when you do not have visibility on what is happening further that your PC and internet.

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Great vulnerability assessment tool

Sep 02, 2018
5/5
Overall

4 / 5
Ease of Use

5 / 5
Features & Functionality

4 / 5
Customer Support

5 / 5
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Pros: It supports from simple host discovery scans to detailed vulnerability scans like malware scan, credential path audit. This tool can also perform scan to test the latest vulnerabilities like Meltdown and Spectre and WannaCry ransomware etc.

This vulnerability scanner has almost up-to-date plugins. The plugins are updated almost daily to weekly to scan the latest vulnerabilities in the market.

Nessus scanner can perform the vulnerability scan for various operating systems like: Windows, Amazon linux, CentOS, FreeBSD, MacOS, Redhat, Debian etc

It also supports vulnerability scan for various compliance standards like PCI DSS.

This scanner can also perform credential based scan on the target machine.

The major advantage is, this scanner gives the most accurate vulnerability details about the machine with very few false positives which other scanners in the market fails to do.

Cons: The professional version of this tool is very costly.

It yet doesn't support credential based scan for machines which have 2 factor authentication implemented on it.

Overall: Very good tool to perform vulnerability assessment for home users to business users.

Nessus An Excellent Tool For The Vulnerability Management Process Of Any Company.

Jan 14, 2019
5/5
Overall

5 / 5
Ease of Use

5 / 5
Features & Functionality

4 / 5
Customer Support

4 / 5
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Pros: That it was really easy to implement and use

Cons: The reports are very basic and need to improve.

Overall: Nessus it's an excellent tool for the vulnerability management process of any company. Its super easy to use and implement on any network, and the tenable university and the community it's a plus that make it even easier. There are many way how to export the result of any scan, but the best are in HTML and PDF, because are easy to understand and explain to any person. I really like it and going to continue using it

Great audit tool

Aug 27, 2018
5/5
Overall

5 / 5
Ease of Use

5 / 5
Features & Functionality

4 / 5
Customer Support
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Pros: A very low false positive rate and a very intuitive interface

Cons: It would be desirable to make comparisons possible between different audits over time

Overall: After comparing it with other tools, in relation to quality / price it is a great tool beating its competitors in price

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Enterprise-grade vulnerability scanner

Feb 26, 2018
5/5
Overall

5 / 5
Ease of Use

4 / 5
Features & Functionality

4 / 5
Customer Support

5 / 5
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Pros: Very easy to use. Very easy to configure a scan. Very easy to export a report and data about a scan. Very easy to customize scan templates. You can also create your own audit templates, so you can customize this tool for the specific policies of the organization. If you get to know the ins and outs of the scanner, you can get the most value from it.

Cons: Most of the time the documentation is incomplete if you get picky with the use cases. Support via Tenable Support Portal has been very slow lately, it seems like if they had a single person to handle all the support cases they have everyday. It used to be slow, but that's been improved a lot in the latest version I've used (7.0.2).

Overall: Nessus provides me with an in-depth overview of the vulnerabilities of every asset in the organization. The vulnerability management system integrated with it makes prioritization very easy, so you can quick work progressively towards a secure environment.

Vulnerability Scanner

Dec 21, 2018
5/5
Overall

5 / 5
Ease of Use

5 / 5
Features & Functionality

5 / 5
Customer Support

5 / 5
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Pros: Nessus is a vulnerability Scanning tool helps to identify Known Vulnerabilities, Malware, Patches and etc. There is a free trial version every use can use. Nessus can work under any OS version. It is very helpful to protect our PC and Servers from any fraud or threat. Simply it's very effective and compliance with user preference.

Cons: In the paid version includes more features than trial one but license cost is higher. It takes too much time to scan security devices.

Overall: It is very useful for sever scanning for protecting user information. In addition, Nessus will give clear devices scanning for data base scanning and firewall scanning. This is very ideal for security auditors and cyber security analysts. Nessus tool gives recommendation for fixe the bug.

Nessus Professional On Premise

Oct 10, 2018
5/5
Overall

5 / 5
Ease of Use

4 / 5
Features & Functionality

4 / 5
Customer Support

5 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: Very frequent vulnerability database updates

Easy to use

Good pricing

Cons: Some false positives

Some false negatives

Running it in a virtual machine in NAT configuration sometimes does not give results as good as in bridge mode

The reporting phase could be much better and should be more customizable

Overall: I currently use it to perform vulnerability assessments towards the customers' targets.

The results are usually accurate but it's always better to evaluate them manually to confirm/deny their existence.

The readability of the results is much easier through the Nessus interface than via the exported reports (PDF or HTML).

Fully Featured Network Scanning Tool

Sep 27, 2018
4/5
Overall

5 / 5
Ease of Use

4 / 5
Features & Functionality

4 / 5
Customer Support

4 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: This is really helpful me to scan and fix the compliance and patch audit of our servers.

Cons: The ultimate result sheet is pretty good.But need more diagrams to display the final results.

Overall: I've more than one year industrial experience with this tool.I have used basic, advanced, compliance and patch audit features in this tool.This tool done it well with accurate results.

Great product and easy to set up and use.

Mar 07, 2018
4/5
Overall

4 / 5
Ease of Use

5 / 5
Features & Functionality

5 / 5
Customer Support

5 / 5
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Pros: It did what it was advertised to do and did it well. The updates to the plugins were done regularly and it found everything out there that was a vulnerability

Cons: Lacked reporting module that helped show more of the picture for non technical people and pretty graphs. To get those you needed to move to Tenable.io or SecurityCenter.

Scanning for vulnerabilities

Jan 27, 2019
5/5
Overall

5 / 5
Ease of Use

5 / 5
Features & Functionality

4 / 5
Customer Support

5 / 5
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Pros: I use this scanner often to scan web application and also to run other scans. It provides the best results and it is really helpful as this also saves some time. There's are variety of scanning types available in this scanner and after scanning it gives a full report including the url when scanning a web application.

Cons: It takes a really long time when doing a scan but

Overall: Even though it is time consuming when a scan is running, the end result is pretty amazing. It's great using Nessus.

THE vulnerability scanning software to beat

Apr 05, 2019
5/5
Overall

5 / 5
Ease of Use

5 / 5
Features & Functionality

4 / 5
Customer Support

4 / 5
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Pros: Nessus is the gold standard of vulnerability scanning. A robust solution, highly customizable for every organization with cloud, on prem and client install options.

Cons: Without the local client or group policy that shuts off wifi when your on wired you may get hit with 2 licenses per device because it sees both the wireless and wired instance. Something to know going into it if you are buying.

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Essential tool for Vulnerability scanning

Oct 05, 2018
5/5
Overall

5 / 5
Ease of Use

4 / 5
Features & Functionality

3 / 5
Customer Support

5 / 5
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Pros: It's Simplicity of use to the user, great tool for vulnerability scanning for any enterprise. the reports are detailed and easy to understand

Cons: So far there is not much but if it has the function to record the previous records it will be better

Overall: Overall it is a great tool for basic vulnerability scanning and because of plug and play ready to use feature of it Security teams use it often.

Run and Gun!

Jun 30, 2019
5/5
Overall

5 / 5
Ease of Use

5 / 5
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Pros: Nessus allows you to perform both authenticated and unauthenticated scans for a list of hosts within your network to check for potential vulnerabilities and missing patches, out dated software etc. The post presentation so nicely done and all referrals are there to plan out the remediation process if there are any.

Cons: You have to have a powerful rig to get the most out of this software since it's a bit CPU hungry. It'll get days to run a scan for 100 hosts if you have low end system.

Scanning and reporting by setting a schedule

Mar 07, 2018
5/5
Overall

5 / 5
Ease of Use

5 / 5
Features & Functionality

5 / 5
Customer Support

5 / 5
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Pros: We have an amazing scanning functionality with NESSUS and it's scheduled so all I have to do is look at the report then can use that to report to the committees

Cons: It can be troublesome to setup the very first time but when it is set up it is a breeze to use

Manage your vulnerabilities with Nessus

May 19, 2019
5/5
Overall

5 / 5
Ease of Use

5 / 5
Features & Functionality

5 / 5
Customer Support

5 / 5
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Pros: Nessus is the best soft to manage vulnerabilities. Very efficient. Frequently database update. Easy to add target scan. Great reports. Good integration with another solutions.

Cons: Nothing. The application work without any problems. The applications fit on our requirements.

Overall: Identify vulnerabilities. Identify solution to manage vulnerabilities.

Good network scanner

Oct 10, 2017
4/5
Overall

4 / 5
Ease of Use

5 / 5
Features & Functionality

3 / 5
Customer Support

3 / 5
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Pros: This is a really useful scanning software to help us detect any vulnerabilities in our network that need to be patched.

Cons: The software can be difficult to use sometimes and it doesn't always scan with the credentials needed to have compliant scans.

Great Vulnerability Management Solution

Feb 16, 2017
5/5
Overall

5 / 5
Ease of Use

5 / 5
Features & Functionality

5 / 5
Customer Support

5 / 5
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Pros: Ease of use

Reporting

Cons: Lacking in application security

Overall: Tenable offers great vulnerability management products and Security Center is very easy to use. Great reporting capabilities and an overall great product.

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Nessus is the best tool for vulnerability assessments

Aug 20, 2018
5/5
Overall

5 / 5
Ease of Use

5 / 5
Features & Functionality

4 / 5
Customer Support

4 / 5
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Pros: Nessus has the largest database of vulnerabilities and will most likely find any known vulnerability.

Cons: In some cases, Nessus assumes that a service is vulnerable to a vulnerability just because it is listening for incoming connections, so you always have to go through the results and carefully double check each finding.

Vulnerability scanning at its finest

Jul 23, 2019
5/5
Overall

5 / 5
Ease of Use

5 / 5
Features & Functionality

4 / 5
Customer Support

4 / 5
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Pros: Ease of use and simplicity. Rarely have had to reference online documentation. They make it very easy to figure out and use right away. For more specific sets of scans or devices, the documentation is helpful. There is also a very active community on their forums. Reporting is very informative, and scheduling makes it so you don't have to interact much after everything is all set.

Cons: Sometimes there are some false positives that take time to realize. Also seems to think many of the things they mark as medium risk are low risk. This depends on your situation and network, but for me most of the medium risks can be disregarded.

Overall: Very happy we purchased and implemented this software. It allows you to be proactive in locating vulnerabilities on the network and patching them before something bad happens. Well worth the cost.

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Amazing Security Tool

Sep 26, 2018
5/5
Overall

4 / 5
Ease of Use

4 / 5
Features & Functionality
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Pros: Nessus is very easy to use and it houses a lot of known vulnerabilities. Reporting from a scan couldn't be easier. Timely updates are also necessary for any vulnerability scanner worth its salt, and Nessus updates regularly to cover any emerging threats in a timely manner.

Cons: For the paid version its pricey but you can't put a price tag on keeping things secure. My experience lies in the free version that is available for home use. It requires you to request a key, which is fine but it took close to 3 days for the email to be sent with the key. I'm hoping this was a fluke but it was unfortunate.

Occasional bugs have also occurred, but what software doesn't have the occasional bug.

Overall: Overall Nessus is incredibly powerful, it seems better setup for corporate environments and I think in that environment you could not ask for a better software.

Worth it

Jun 13, 2018
4/5
Overall

5 / 5
Ease of Use

5 / 5
Features & Functionality

4 / 5
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Pros: I've been using Nessus since it's very beginning. Frankly speaking, I like the older implementations more. But the recent developments are more mainstream and corporate ready

It's fast, comprehensive, and up to date vulnerability scanner that save huge deal of manual testing

Cons: Some plugins are buggy and can crash the testing system. Also licensing is a bit of a turn off, even though it's really worth it for professionals

Overall: A very good vulnerability scanner

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excellent tool to mitigate security breaches

Jul 25, 2018
4/5
Overall

5 / 5
Ease of Use

5 / 5
Features & Functionality

5 / 5
Customer Support

5 / 5
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Pros: That I can analyze networks, web applications, elements in the cloud and customize the type of output or analysis that will be executed, either manually or I can program it.

Additionally I like the section to make scanners and comply with PCI policies.

Cons: So far the tool has covered my expectations. So far the tool has covered my expectations. I usually use it to perform advanced scans where I can select which elements I want to enable.

Overall: With this software it is possible to perform network analysis to determine if there are vulnerabilities in the systems, malware, among other types of ramsomware. It also allows analyzing web environments and ensuring that companies know what threats and vulnerabilities are present in their information assets.

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The most perceptive Vulnerability Scanning Software

Oct 09, 2018
4/5
Overall

5 / 5
Ease of Use

5 / 5
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Pros: It is easy to use very intuitive, completely modular, mature and highly scalable from small networks to operational networks critical for security

Cons: The License schema need be modular according to the user's need.

Overall: Use Used to perform vulnerability scanning from small networks to applications of critical use, which need to be kept safe by high confidentiality

Best tool for vulnerability scanning

Nov 13, 2018
4/5
Overall

5 / 5
Ease of Use

4 / 5
Features & Functionality

4 / 5
Customer Support

4 / 5
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Pros: Very handy, powerful and easy to use software for vulnerability scanning. This can be also utilize for web application scanning and system configuration review. One can schedule the scanning and get the report. It gives standard and custom reports which are helpful for presentation purpose. Nessus scanning reports suggest the required patch for their respective vulnerabilities. To get the best possible result plugins should be up to date with latest release.

Cons: Report doesn't show in graphical format. It doesn't scan system with 2FA enabled.

Overall: Overall very helpful to understand your network security posture. Value for money at enterprise level.

The most popular vulnerability scanner

Jan 08, 2019
5/5
Overall

3 / 5
Ease of Use

5 / 5
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Pros: + Fast when scanning

+ Allows to use only safe checks when run against production systems

+ Very good signatures of problems with low level of false positives

+ Vulnerability feeds are updated often

+ Possibility of scanning/checking cloud environments - AWS and Azure

Cons: - Web interface might sometimes be tricky when sharing scans between multiple users

- Gets expensive with number of IP to scan

Great vulnerability audit tool

Sep 22, 2018
4/5
Overall

4 / 5
Ease of Use

4 / 5
Features & Functionality

4 / 5
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Pros: Probably the best vulnerability scanner out there. There are plugins for every vulnerability, and it can scan either credentialed or uncredentialed. It is very easy to use, and generates really good reports and provides good feedback.

Cons: Some things on the website are rather slow, and there could be better flexibility to manage older data, like from hosts that are no longer in service.

Great security product which gives good vulnerability scores across your estate

Apr 20, 2018
4/5
Overall

4 / 5
Ease of Use

5 / 5
Features & Functionality

5 / 5
Customer Support

4 / 5
Value for Money

Pros: Excellent security dashboards, provides detailed vulnerability reports for each of your assests, with links to resolutions

Cons: Sometimes can take a few scans to recognise that all the vulnerabilities have been addressed on an assest

Excellent Vulnerability Scanning Software

Oct 06, 2018
5/5
Overall

5 / 5
Ease of Use

5 / 5
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Pros: Ease to use, simple but meaningful reports, good support, clean interface.

Cons: Some of the templates can be abit basic, but these can be edited to suit.

Great scanning tool!

Feb 12, 2019
4/5
Overall

4 / 5
Ease of Use

5 / 5
Features & Functionality

3 / 5
Customer Support

3 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: Really comprehensive and tons of scan and reporting options, easy to start a basic scan or get into the weeds with customizing a more complex scan

Cons: The cost, the more advanced options are harder to set up and not always clear exactly what you are doing

Overall: pen testing our network

Robust Automated Vulnerability Scanning

Nov 20, 2018
5/5
Overall

5 / 5
Ease of Use

5 / 5
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Pros: It was a quick process to get an overview of the systems on my LAN and turn that data into actionable insights.

Cons: Took some tuning to get reporting correct.

Comprehensive VA tool

Jan 17, 2017
5/5
Overall

5 / 5
Ease of Use

4 / 5
Features & Functionality

5 / 5
Customer Support

4 / 5
Value for Money

Comments: Performs security and vulnerability assessment of a wide scope of devices and OS. Very helpful customer support that provides definite solutions to all the queries. Highly recommended for all corporate and enterprise environment.

Great vulnerability assessment tool that is widely used in the industry

Mar 27, 2018
5/5
Overall

4 / 5
Ease of Use

4 / 5
Features & Functionality

5 / 5
Value for Money

Pros: Tenable Nessus is a great tool to perform security vulnerability assessment. Scans are fairly simple to run and result in a detailed report of vulnerabilities across the scanned network.

Cons: I am still new to Nessus and have not experienced any negative results while using the tool through my training and testing.

Quick, simple but with more features becomes more difficult.

May 21, 2018
5/5
Overall

5 / 5
Ease of Use

4 / 5
Features & Functionality

5 / 5
Customer Support

5 / 5
Value for Money

Pros: To setup and run this is a quick program.

The program provides great detail on the vulnerabilities on each computer

Cons: Without more than basic setup the scans can be picked up by virus scanners.

the Features are full but not complete.

Capterra loader

Best vulnerability scanner

Dec 26, 2018
5/5
Overall

5 / 5
Ease of Use

5 / 5
Features & Functionality

5 / 5
Customer Support

5 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: Easy to use. Quick and qualitative scan. Ideal vulnerability manager.

Cons: Require too much hardware resources. But the scanner is very fast.

Overall: Identify rapidly all vulnerabilities

Pros and Cons

Jan 08, 2019
5/5
Overall

5 / 5
Ease of Use

5 / 5
Features & Functionality

5 / 5
Customer Support
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Pros: Easy to use . Smart user interface. Perfect for beginners.

Cons: Can not use Nessus to detect Web application vulnerabilities

Overall: I am using Nessus very frequently and for me the product is OK.

Capterra loader

Excellent vulnerability scanner

May 15, 2018
5/5
Overall

5 / 5
Ease of Use

4 / 5
Features & Functionality

4 / 5
Customer Support

5 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: Easy to use and configure no matter if you are not an expert on the vulnerabilities topics. The dashboard gives you a real time data about the risks on your network . You can integrate this solution with for example ServiceNow to improve your Sercurity Response Times.

Cons: You must know that as any sotware that goes through the network you must have valid credentials is order to obtain good results.

Overall: Excellent option to help organization improve their security issues and their security response times.

Capterra loader

Excellent web vulnerability detection

Feb 05, 2019
5/5
Overall

5 / 5
Ease of Use

5 / 5
Features & Functionality
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Pros: Easy to use, cutting edge and constantly updated as demonstrated by ability to scan cloud environments and containers

Cons: Slightly expensive, tough to view reports all in one place unless using tenable.io software