Nessus

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Nessus review by <span>Ivan M.</span>
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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 <span>Michael Angelo I.</span>
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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 <span>Carvell W.</span>
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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 <span>Gregory M.</span>
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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 <span>Mark V.</span>
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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.

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