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"StarWind vSAN is easy to deploy and administer."
"The backup is readily available for use, and the restoration process is easy."
"Having the ability to migrate machines live in our environment was made possible by this software."
"Starwind made it easy to deploy fully redundant, highly available storage at a low cost."
"The available GUI is excellent for monitoring and operating the system in an easy and direct way."
"Given the high availability of the server cluster, we were able to reduce separate physical servers onto one hyper-converged cluster - this saved in OPEX and CAPEX costs immediately, along with licensing costs of the Windows Server licenses."
"Immediately we noticed huge performance gains, even on older hardware and once we implemented a 10GB link between both servers, the sync was near-instant after the initial sync was complete."
"StarWind saved us about 80% of our storage costs over our old solution."
"It is a stable solution...It is a scalable solution."
"The most valuable feature is full integration with Cisco API and UCS, which means you can have complete networking and storage from Cisco."
"It's very easy to integrate with the ACI network."
"The most valuable feature of Cisco HyperFlex HX-Series is its performance."
"Cisco HyperFlex HX-Series is simple to use, user-friendly and has been best for our purposes."
"The initial setup is easy."
"The solution scales extremely well."
"Deduplication is a valuable feature available in Cisco HyperFlex."
"The most valuable feature of Tenable Nessus is vulnerability assessments. There are a lot of threats around the world and this solution is the first to come out with detection rules."
"The scanning capabilities are most valuable when compared to Nessus."
"The solution is easy to understand for users because instructions are included on the platform."
"Easy to set up vulnerability scanner with good stability and a responsive technical support team."
"The results are not that bad, but the key selling point is that it is an affordable tool set."
"The most valuable feature of Tenable Nessus is website scanning."
"The most valuable feature of Tenable Nessus is the GUI and user-friendliness. Additionally, the environment is easy to work with."
"Once you get past the initial implementation, the solution is very stable."
"They require more media visibility."
"I would definitely like to see quite a bit more on the monitoring side of things."
"They need to improve the speed of the interfaces, thus allowing for better traffic on the network."
"I had issues locating the documentation that applied to my version of StarWind vSAN."
"Android app for monitoring and receiving push notifications as alarms or monitoring I/O from any mobile device could be a good feature and nice to have as we are not always on our desk."
"While we had little to no issues in setting up StarWind and received excellent support from the StarWind technicians, we would have appreciated a clearer guideline for a setup with the free version of StarWind Management Console or, in other words - for the setup with the PowerShell."
"The number of different ways you can set it up can make it a little daunting."
"I would like to see more advanced free versions."
"The price could be better. I think it's more expensive than VxRail. In the next release, I would like to see a better level of protection and availability with six clients."
"They should give us a little more information about how to use the CLI and offer more commands."
"The initial setup can be complex."
"Does not support the stretch cluster, and the interface is not good."
"Lacks some integration and documentation could be improved."
"Lacks easy integration with other vendors."
"The solution's price could be affordable."
"The solution could improve by having more customization."
"I think the reporting templates could be improved with Tenable Nessus."
"The problems I faced with Tenable Nessus were related to its dashboard's customization capabilities and its ability to provide data to third-party sources."
"They could make their reporting a little better."
"Lacks some penetration testing-related services."
"Multiple user access would be an area for improvement from a user-access perspective. A role-based access control feature would be great because at present, there is a limitation with only one account. If that account gets compromised or gets locked, then we will encounter problems."
"The tool needs to upgrade asset tracking."
"It would be better if they had application-level support for mobile devices. They don't have anything to scan mobile devices. Tenable Nessus doesn't have a mobile application vulnerability assessment. I also have issues with the false positive rates. The product has limited features."
"To be honest, I haven't used it much to tell you that these are the things that should be improved. But I believe the UI should be enhanced somewhat. For example, there are two ways to find a report, and people are frequently confused as to which is the correct method for locating a full report. Sometimes they go in the opposite direction, so this is an area that may be improved."
StarWind Virtual SAN provides high availability and fault tolerance for virtualized environments without the need for dedicated SAN hardware. It allows for real-time replication between servers, shared storage for Hyper-V clusters, and enables vMotion and High Availability features for VMware vSphere. The solution reduces costs and leverages existing hardware while providing a scalable and reliable infrastructure. Valuable features include ease of use, scalability, top-tier support, hardware agnosticism, and the ability to use off-the-shelf standard servers to increase storage space. StarWind VSAN has helped organizations improve performance, data availability, and data security while reducing downtime and providing cost-saving storage options.
The Cisco HyperFlex HX Data Platform is a purpose-built, high-performance, scale-out file system with a wide array of enterprise-class data management services. The data platform’s innovations redefine distributed storage technology, giving you complete hyper-convergence with enterprise storage features:
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:
Tenable Nessus Features
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.”
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Cisco HyperFlex HX-Series is ranked 7th in HCI with 24 reviews while Tenable Nessus is ranked 3rd in Vulnerability Management with 41 reviews. Cisco HyperFlex HX-Series is rated 8.0, while Tenable Nessus is rated 8.4. The top reviewer of Cisco HyperFlex HX-Series writes "High performance solution that makes it easy to efficiently manage VM resources". On the other hand, the top reviewer of Tenable Nessus writes "Reasonably priced, reliable, and flexible". Cisco HyperFlex HX-Series is most compared with VxRail, VMware vSAN, Nutanix Cloud Infrastructure (NCI) and HPE SimpliVity, whereas Tenable Nessus is most compared with Qualys VMDR, Rapid7 InsightVM, Tenable Security Center, Tenable Vulnerability Management and Pentera.
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