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We performed a comparison between BMC TrueSight Vulnerability Management and Tenable Nessus based on real PeerSpot user reviews.

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"Takes reports from other vulnerabilities."

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"It gives a holistic view of your entire environment.""We have done code scanning for a long period because as a company, we do DevOps as part of our development life cycle.""The most valuable features are that it's fast, it's easy to use and it provides good reports.""I have found the vulnerability assessment and the reports to be useful.""The vulnerability scanner is the most valuable feature.""It gives you an unlimited IP scan.""Tenable integrates well with other solutions such as SIEM and batch management.""The most valuable feature of Tenable Nessus is the GUI and user-friendliness. Additionally, the environment is easy to work with."

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"No third-party applications or integrations with additional software solutions."

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"Remediation needs improvement.""The reporting is a bit cumbersome.""The interface is a little bit clunky, and the reporting is not marvelous. There should be better integration of reporting between instances. Currently, the instance stands alone, and it produces a report. Being able to amalgamate those reports with another instance will be useful.""In terms of what could be improved, I would say its reporting portion.""We feel the solution's technical support to be very bad.""There is room for improvement in finishing the transition to the cloud. We'd like to see them keep on improving the product, so that we can migrate to it entirely, instead of having to keep the on-prem product.""Tenable Nessus could improve the reporting by adding some dashboards. The reports are a hassle at this time. has more detailed reports. Having a better dashboard that can show where the vulnerabilities are and be categorized would be helpful. We then could present them to upper management for a deep overview of our network posture which they do not see.""There should be a possibility to install agents on scanned machines. Tenable IO provides the capability of using local agents to check local problems, but this feature is not there in Tenable Nessus Professional. It would be nice to have something similar in Tenable Nessus Professional. We should have the capability to use local agents installed on the machines to locally check a problem."

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  • "The pricing is much more manageable versus other products."
  • "The price of Tenable Nessus is much more competitive versus other solutions on the market."
  • "I think the price is fairly affordable. It provides a license that is fair."
  • "Nowadays, your vulnerability applications are going to be kind of pricey because lots of them, including Rapid7, are based upon a base price, but then they add in the nodes. That's where they get you. If you're a big network, obviously, you need to scan everything. Therefore, it's going to be costly. The risk and insurance money associated with having ransomware on my networks is going to cost me more money, time, and marketing than the price of the tool. That's why I'm speaking only as an information security officer to security operations. This is the tool that is there in my toolbox to say whether we vulnerable or not. At this point, I don't care about how much it costs my company to have it because if I wasn't able to report it and we got ransomware, then who cares? I'm probably going to be out of business because it happened. That's why I don't care about the price. I have it, and I could use it effectively and do my report. At the end of the day, even if we get ransomware, as long as I reported it, followed my protocol, and put in the change, irrespective of whether it was ignored or denied, I did my job."
  • "We pay approximately $2,500 on a yearly basis."
  • "We have a subscription, the licensing fees are paid yearly, and I am using the latest version."
  • "We incurred a single cost for a perpetual license, although I cannot comment on the price as this is above my management level."
  • "The price is reasonable."
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    Top Answer:You have full visibility across cloud, network, virtual, and containerized infrastructures with Rapid7 Insight VM. You can easily prioritize vulnerabilities using attacker analytics. Overall, Rapid7… more »
    Top Answer: Tenable Nessus is a vulnerability assessment solution that is both easy to deploy and easy to manage. The design of the program is such that if a company should desire to handle the installation… more »
    Top Answer:We have around 500 virtual machines. Therefore, we conduct monthly scans and open tickets for our developers to address identified vulnerabilities. These scans cover the servers, other network… more »
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    Also Known As
    TrueSight Vulnerability Management, SecOps Response Service, BladeLogic Threat Director
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    Helps security and IT operations teams prioritize and remediate risks based on potential impact to the business.

    • Powerful dashboards highlight vulnerability data, performance trends, and SLA compliance for quick prioritization of remediation tasks
    • Streamlined workflows combine scan verification and remediation tasks, leveraging BladeLogic Server Automation and Microsoft SCCM systems management
    • Blindspot awareness enables you to identify areas of your infrastructure which are not being monitored, leaving you exposed
    • Rapid import lets you quickly consume vulnerability scanning reports with native integration to Qualys, Tenable, and Rapid 7
    • Data export enables deep analysis and custom reports to help meet audit requirements and fuel process improvements

    Tenable Nessus is a vulnerability management solution that aims to empower organizations to be aware of threats that both they and their customers face. It is the most deployed scanner in the vulnerability management industry. Organizations that use this product have access to the largest continuously updated global library of vulnerability and configuration checks. They can stay ahead of threats that Tenable Nessus’s competitors may be unable to spot. Additionally, Tenable Nessus supports a greater number of technologies than its competitors.

    Tenable Nessus Benefits

    Some of the ways that organizations can benefit by deploying Tenable Nessus include:

    • Ease of use. Tenable Nessus is designed with security administrators in mind. It is built so that users can manipulate it intuitively without having to undergo special systems training. Users can create security policies with the greatest level of ease and can initiate scans of their entire networks with only a few clicks.
    • Support and resources. Tenable Nessus has both a support system of clarification resources and technical support for users to rely on. The solution has a resource center that contains guides and tips that can clarify things that confuse users and can aid them in gaining the maximum level of value. Additionally, users can reach out to Tenable Nessus’s technical support team, which is available around the clock and is reachable via a number of methods. This makes it simple for users to get help if they need it.
    • Reduction of threat vectors. Tenable Nessus provides users with the ability to reduce the number of potential threat vectors that a hacker can exploit. It enables users to find where the vulnerabilities in their networks are so their security won’t be compromised. They can then quickly address those weak points and head off issues before any have the chance to arise.

    Tenable Nessus Features

    • Report customization. Tenable Nessus enables users to customize the security reports that their system produces. They are able to set Tenable Nessus to generate reports that contain the information that is most relevant to their business objectives. Users can also utilize these report customization capabilities to customize the formats of their reports.
    • Vulnerability triage capability. Included in the Tenable Nessus security suite is a feature that enables users to conduct a triage of their vulnerabilities. The solution can apply one of five ratings to vulnerabilities that it detects. This makes it possible for organizations to work on addressing issues by order of severity.
    • Scaling. Tenable Nessus can scale to meet an organization’s needs by migrating the network that it is connected to, to other Tenable solutions. Users can scale up their systems as their security demands increase. It is capable of reaching hundreds of thousands of systems.

    Reviews from Real Users

    Tenable Nessus is a solution that stands out when compared to many of its competitors. Two major advantages it offers are its ease of use and its vulnerability scanning feature.

    Rallis F., the principal security architect at a technology vendor, writes, “The ease of use is the primary valuable feature. This specific version is very straightforward. I like the ability to modify it and configure it based on the different policies.”

    Sandip D., a cyber security expert at Birlasoft India Ltd, writes, “The vulnerability scanner is the most valuable feature. It's an important feature for us. We use the plugin output for that. It shows us the exact version of Nessus and what is needed for remediation. Based on that, we decide what should be remediated first to get the best result for security.”

    Sample Customers
    Online Business Systems
    Bitbrains, Tesla, Just Eat, Crosskey Banking Solutions, Covenant Health, Youngstown State University
    Top Industries
    Financial Services Firm21%
    Computer Software Company12%
    Computer Software Company14%
    Financial Services Firm12%
    Security Firm9%
    Manufacturing Company9%
    Educational Organization34%
    Computer Software Company11%
    Financial Services Firm7%
    Company Size
    Small Business30%
    Midsize Enterprise14%
    Large Enterprise56%
    Small Business40%
    Midsize Enterprise22%
    Large Enterprise38%
    Small Business16%
    Midsize Enterprise43%
    Large Enterprise41%
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    BMC TrueSight Vulnerability Management is ranked 48th in Vulnerability Management while Tenable Nessus is ranked 3rd in Vulnerability Management with 75 reviews. BMC TrueSight Vulnerability Management is rated 7.0, while Tenable Nessus is rated 8.4. The top reviewer of BMC TrueSight Vulnerability Management writes "Good features for infrastructure application; lacking in integrations with other software ". On the other hand, the top reviewer of Tenable Nessus writes "Unlimited assets for one price and quick, agentless results". BMC TrueSight Vulnerability Management is most compared with Qualys VMDR and Tenable Security Center, whereas Tenable Nessus is most compared with Qualys VMDR, Rapid7 InsightVM, Tenable Security Center, Tenable Vulnerability Management and Pentera.

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