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Nessus review by Ivan M.
Ivan M.
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"The absolute standard for vulnerability scanning"

What do you like best?

The scanner is very easy to use, easy to deploy, easy to set up and easy to license. When using the scanner properly (placed in the subnet you need to scan and scanning with credentials), it does its job just fine. Verification with compliance standards is also very easy too, and comes preloaded with the most used standards and even those which are less used widely (such as federal government ones).

What do you dislike?

Sometimes the remediation information aren't accurate enough for a customer to execute. I understand this is just a scanner and not a remediation tool, but the remediation information over the vulnerabilities found definitely could be better.

Some vulnerabilities need to actually be tested for being true and since this is just a vulnerability scanning tool and not an exploitation tool, you might have some false positives around. I know Tenable does a great effort to make sure the tool is fully accurate, but sometimes it can't be done their way.

Recommendations to others considering the product

Read the documentation when using the tool. Most of the support questions we get as reseller are mostly topics that are well documented, both in Tenable Support Portal and Tenable University. Every customer has access to Tenable University (from Tenable Support Portal) and I recommend to your employees to go through all of it before attempting to use the tool or ask for support. I also recommend that you understand this is not an exploitation and/or remediation tool, seen from that standpoint, the tool is very useful!

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Standard compliance is easily manageable through this scanner. So, when it's an industry requirement to be compliant, this scanner helps greatly. Depending on your network setup and industry, you can be fully compliant in weeks, not months as with other tools.

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Nessus review by Michael Angelo I.
Michael Angelo I.
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"Scan like you always care"

What do you like best?

Nessus always on top of my list for enterprise vulnerability scanner. The way it discover assets and identify correct OS information, vulnerabilities assessment, with a lot of features blades like compliance auditing, mobile, malware/botnet detection. I also love the tennable.io product

What do you dislike?

Not at much to disliked all features are great and they are in track providing ways to improve their product sets. I would say pricing but at the end of the day price is right on what you can get from the product.

Recommendations to others considering the product

Nessus is expensive true but your money is worth it. You can try to play on their trial products like tenable professional, IO, and tenable manager.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Like any other enterprise determining the hole on the network thru vulnerability assessment and passing compliance requirements.

What Application Security solution do you use?

Thanks for letting us know!
Nessus review by Administrator
Administrator
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"Nessus Vulnerability Scanner"

What do you like best?

The Nessus vulnerability scanner from Tenable offers excellent vulnerability and compliance scanning coverage. The API offers good flexibility for developing custom solutions. Coupled with other Tenable products, such as Tenable.io, SecurityCenter, or NessusManager provides centralized management and reporting.

What do you dislike?

There are some issues when trying to create minimalist scan policies for host discovery purposes. For example, there is an SNMP plugin that always runs.

Recommendations to others considering the product

The Nessus scanner by itself is a great tool and has a large number of plugins and vulnerability coverage. The basic reporting is acceptable but is much more robust and customizable when coupled with other products.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Nessus is one of the tools that we use within our vulnerability management program. It has helped us ensure patches are being deployed in a timely fashion, find systems vulnerable to specific issues, and ensure system builds are compliant with our security baselines.

Nessus review by Carvell W.
Carvell W.
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"Knowing your Vulnerability "

What do you like best?

The ease of completing vulnerability scans in a automated fashion is priceless. It helps us to zero in on the critical issues and also gives details on how to get it resolved. It makes server patching a walk in the park.

What do you dislike?

For me there is not much to be disliked, the feature set is great. The pricing could be a bit better but at the end of the day, the application is doing what it should be doing.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

We look into computer vulnerability. Getting our network secured from network threats.

Nessus review by Gregory M.
Gregory M.
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"outstanding capabilities"

What do you like best?

Leading the industry, Tenable Networks and their Nessus vulnerability scanning tool uncover countless issues missed by other products. Steup up to the enterprise product and you'll get assistance with patch management, integration with management and reporting tools and the ability to generate workloads, tickets and other notifications thru APIs. The Tenable eco-system WILL make it possible to truly protect your network.

What do you dislike?

anything but the basic professional scanner is costly but can be worth it if you value your enterprise

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Nessus Professional provides immediate identification of vulnerabilities, missing patches, weak programs that have outdated capabilities to defend against exploits.

Nessus review by Mark V.
Mark V.
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"NESSUS Security alerts"

What do you like best?

The connecting the software to exchange for alert notification.

What do you dislike?

The launch screen could be quick navigation one. Usage statistics divided from external and internal users. Increase usage reports from low use to high use of site from external hits, and actions taken, plus if actions were suspicious.

Recommendations to others considering the product

The product is maturing and newer versions seem to satisfy customer requests for improvement and usability.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

On prem security for web sites that face the public. Alerts for users trying to breach firewalls, or code injection. External usage of our web sites.

Nessus review by Administrator
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"Easy Vulnerability Scanning"

What do you like best?

Ease of use, simple reports, quick to setup, quick scanning, no training required for use.

What do you dislike?

There isn't much i dislike, the ability to customise scans is somewhat limited but this helps keep the application simple.

Recommendations to others considering the product

You can get a proof of concept from Nessus before you buy.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Quick and easy to scan devices for vulnerabilities. We use this in preparation for audits to ensure we are compliant, especially useful if going for Cyber Essentials Plus, or PCI compliance.

Nessus review by User in Information Technology and Services
User in Information Technology and Services
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"nessus - vulnerability scanning tool "

What do you like best?

Its one of the best tool that I have used. The tool helps to find the vulnerability in windows system and helps you find all the loopholes which makes your system weak.It helps making a system more secure by improving on the vulnerabilities and helps keeping the system well patched.

What do you dislike?

Once it so happened that while scanning the system , the tool got stuck and it just froze. I was not able to do anything. But it just happened once , so i will not count that , overall its one of the best tool to work with.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

mostly vulnarability scanning of the systems .

Nessus review by Victor Alfonso L.
Victor Alfonso L.
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"Very easy way to scan vulnerabilities"

What do you like best?

Nessus has a very complete free platform, the paid version is great but you can start with free for vulnerabilities detection

What do you dislike?

I think Nessus must allow trial advanced scans, and not ask for credentials in some scans

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Vulnerability scanner

Nessus review by User in Information Technology and Services
User in Information Technology and Services
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"Good Features and easy to use"

What do you like best?

User Interface (GUI)

- Easy to navigate the fields for scanning and creating templates for scan

What do you dislike?

Adding subnets and VLANs

- It will be better if we can change how we add VLANs or IP Ranges. If you have a lot IP ranges, you have to check it one by one if we need to exclude IP or hostname

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Vulnerabilities (mostly from our internal servers and networks)

Nessus review by Hemant G.
Hemant G.
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"Free scanner tool"

What do you like best?

It scan all the HTTP request and prevent from the remote hackers.

It is easy to use and efficienty. It is user friendly.

What do you dislike?

sometime my system use to hang, not sure is it because of Nessus. Nothing there to dislike.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Secure the system from Online hackers. Always scan port to secure authentic use of it. Believe on Nessus to seccure your system.

Nessus review by Jessica L.
Jessica L.
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"Incredibly reliable"

What do you like best?

How it identified the vulnerabilities in my system allowing me to create more secure protocols

What do you dislike?

I found that it can be rather complex for my end users

Recommendations to others considering the product

I suggest that you should get in touch with a sales member on their team to help you go in the right direction with their products

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

I was resolving a breach in my security

Nessus review by Administrator
Administrator
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"Nessus is a reliable and helpful product"

What do you like best?

I like the reporting and vulnerability filtering specialitiy according to the worldwide products. For example You can filter the vulnerabilities by type and by exploitability ease.

What do you dislike?

I did not dislike any properties of this product. But if i have to need to say something i dislike. I could say price increasing of this product is very high.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

I can easily detect any vulnerabilities with huge database support for this vulnerabilities. Penetration testing related work. Network penetration testing with nessus. Compliance check.

Nessus review by Administrator in Information Technology and Services
Administrator in Information Technology and Services
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"Excellent Vulnerability Scanner"

What do you like best?

I love the fact that it pin points vulnerabilities and makes my work easier as a penetration tester

What do you dislike?

For now nothing. Nessus has all features i need. The basic scanner is free while other modules are paid.

Recommendations to others considering the product

It will serve you well!

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Vulnerability Assessment

Nessus review by Harshad P.
Harshad P.
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"Easy to use"

What do you like best?

Available pre configured and customizable VM, Amazon EC2, etc

What do you dislike?

Not available for low end individuals. Configuration from scratch is a challange

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Security optimization

Nessus review by Administrator in Retail
Administrator in Retail
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"Nessus Rocks"

What do you like best?

Nessus was such a great product. Just absolutely blew us out of the water with the vulnerabilities it found.

What do you dislike?

Just wish I had more apps to integrate it with!

Recommendations to others considering the product

Do it!

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Huge reduction in our security vulnerabilities.

Nessus review by User in Internet
User in Internet
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"Nessus"

What do you like best?

It handles all of our artifacts with ease, it's integrations with other products is great as well.

What do you dislike?

I don't anything concrete that I dislike

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

We use it to scan our network activity and find vulnerabilities, attempts of attack, etc.

Nessus review by Administrator in Computer Software
Administrator in Computer Software
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"Vuln mgmt in a nutshell"

What do you like best?

High level vuln mgmt for audits uses simple metric to check for vulns on servers

What do you dislike?

Nothing really. Great tool to check servers for vulnerabilities

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Checking major vulnerabilities, lately spectre and intel vulns on servers

Nessus review by User in Broadcast Media
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"Nessus VA Scanner"

What do you like best?

Has been extremely useful in boosting security of all our portals over the last 12 months

What do you dislike?

a bit slow when running very large web applications and word press blogs

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

We Security is the key

Nessus review by Consultant in Financial Services
Consultant in Financial Services
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"Excellent software"

What do you like best?

Been a fan of tenable for a long time the only thing I would actually say is I wish they stayed open source

What do you dislike?

No longer open source, commercial business

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Assists in vulnerability management

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