Tenable Network Security

Nessus

4.5 / 5 13 reviews


Average Ratings

13 Reviews
  • 4.5 / 5
    Overall
  • 4.5 / 5
    Ease of Use
  • 4.5 / 5
    Customer Service

Product Details

  • Starting Price
    $2,190.00
  • Free Trial
    Yes
  • Deployment
    Cloud, SaaS, Web
    Installed - Windows

Vendor Details

  • Tenable Network Security
  • www.tenable.com/

About Nessus

Nessus, the industry's most widely deployed vulnerability management solutions, helps you reduce your organizations attack surface and ensure compliance. Nessus features high-speed asset discovery, configuration auditing, target profiling, malware detection, sensitive data discovery, and more. With the world's largest continuously-updated library of vulnerability and configuration checks, Nessus sets the standard for vulnerability scanning speed and accuracy.


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Nessus Features

  • Asset Discovery
  • Asset Tagging
  • Network Scanning
  • Patch Management
  • Policy Management
  • Prioritization
  • Risk Management
  • Vulnerability Assessment
  • Web Scanning

Nessus Reviews Recently Reviewed!


Worth it

Jun 13, 2018
4/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Features & Functionality
4 / 5
Value for Money
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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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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.

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.

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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.

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

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.

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
Value for Money
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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

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
Value for Money
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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.

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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
Value for Money
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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.

Good network scanner

Oct 10, 2017
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: 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.

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
Value for Money
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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.

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
Value for Money
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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.

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.