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"The risk context of any vulnerability is a valuable feature."

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"The trial version is very good for testing whether it will suit your needs.""The solution is the most dynamic one I have seen thus far.""The features of Tenable Nessus that I have found most valuable are its reliability and its ability to collate a dependable output, where we are able to get the same vulnerability when we test manually. The output is quite reliable.""The most valuable features are that it's fast, it's easy to use and it provides good reports.""The most valuable feature of Tenable Nessus is the self-updating engine.""It is easy to deploy and easy to use. Its reporting is good. From this reporting, you can see the pain point in your network, which makes it easy to fix them. It is easy to understand the reports and export them.""Tenable Nessus has a good performance, is very user-friendly, and is easy to use.""Tenable Nessus is one of the best vulnerability assessment tools, that I know."

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Cons
"An improvement would be some sort of an integration with any GRC suite."

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"In terms of what could be improved, I would say its reporting portion.""The inventory management function in this solution needs improvement.""It wasn't very clear how the scripts are running the scans. There's information about the script but it's not straightforward. The script information for each of the plugins should be available, but it doesn't give us straightforward direct information about how it was executed. That needs to be more clear.""The features are limited when it comes to scanning network devices for vulnerabilities.""The report for counters is too simple and would be improved by a dashboard.""The solution should be able to support more devices.""Tenable Nessus application device assessment is one of the top tools. However, in the application security assessment, there are other tools that provide better, and more accurate findings.""EQA's and dashboards should be addressed in the next release."

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  • "I think the pricing is based on the number of endpoints, so it's more subscription-based."
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  • "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."
  • "In general, it is extremely expensive."
  • "The price of the solution is reasonable."
  • "One problem with Tenable is its pricing policy. Optimal results can be achieved with Greenbone Solutions which has much more friendly pricing policies."
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    Questions from the Community
    Top Answer:The risk context of any vulnerability is a valuable feature.
    Top Answer:I think the pricing is based on the number of endpoints, so it's more subscription-based. If you have 10 computers versus a million computers, obviously the pricing will change.
    Top Answer:An improvement would be some sort of an integration with any GRC suite. There are a lot of GRC suites available, like Archer, MetricStream, Rsam, Protiviti, for example. So how would a solution like… more »
    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:The most valuable feature of Tenable Nessus is the self-updating engine.
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    Also Known As
    Kenna Security, Kenna, Kenna Security Platform
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    Overview

    Prioritize remediation based on empirically calculated risk metrics, and get continuous reports on your risk posture and security team performance.

    Nessus Professional is the industry’s most widely deployed assessment solution for identifying the vulnerabilities, configuration issues, and malware that attackers use to penetrate your, or your customer's network. With the broadest coverage, the latest intelligence, rapid updates, and an easy-to-use interface, Nessus offers an effective and comprehensive vulnerability scanning package for one low cost.

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    Sample Customers
    TransUnion
    Bitbrains, Tesla, Just Eat, Crosskey Banking Solutions, Covenant Health, Youngstown State University
    Top Industries
    VISITORS READING REVIEWS
    Computer Software Company24%
    Comms Service Provider18%
    Financial Services Firm14%
    Insurance Company5%
    REVIEWERS
    Financial Services Firm17%
    Security Firm13%
    Manufacturing Company13%
    Computer Software Company10%
    VISITORS READING REVIEWS
    Computer Software Company21%
    Comms Service Provider18%
    Government9%
    Financial Services Firm7%
    Company Size
    VISITORS READING REVIEWS
    Small Business15%
    Midsize Enterprise17%
    Large Enterprise67%
    REVIEWERS
    Small Business37%
    Midsize Enterprise31%
    Large Enterprise31%
    VISITORS READING REVIEWS
    Small Business19%
    Midsize Enterprise18%
    Large Enterprise63%
    Buyer's Guide
    Vulnerability Management
    July 2022
    Find out what your peers are saying about Tenable Network Security, Qualys, Morphisec and others in Vulnerability Management. Updated: July 2022.
    622,949 professionals have used our research since 2012.

    Kenna.VM is ranked 15th in Vulnerability Management with 1 review while Tenable Nessus is ranked 1st in Vulnerability Management with 37 reviews. Kenna.VM is rated 8.0, while Tenable Nessus is rated 8.4. The top reviewer of Kenna.VM writes "Offers contextual prioritization and risk-based remediation of vulnerability". On the other hand, the top reviewer of Tenable Nessus writes "Easy to use, good support, and gives full reports of what's vulnerable per device". Kenna.VM is most compared with Rapid7 InsightVM, Qualys VM, Snyk, Balbix BreachControl and RiskSense, whereas Tenable Nessus is most compared with Rapid7 InsightVM, Qualys VM, Tenable.io Vulnerability Management, Tenable SC and IBM Guardium Vulnerability Assessment.

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