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We performed a comparison between Microsoft Defender Vulnerability Management and Tenable Vulnerability Management based on real PeerSpot user reviews.

Find out in this report how the two Vulnerability Management solutions compare in terms of features, pricing, service and support, easy of deployment, and ROI.
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"The solution helps identify threats and vulnerabilities.""One valuable feature is the Microsoft Security Scorecard.""The product’s most valuable features are compliance, recommendations, and inventories.""The product's stability is very high...The scalability of the product is amazing.""The solution is up-to-date and helps prevent zero-day attacks."

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"The initial setup is not complex.""Technical support has been good. They respond quite quickly.""I would rate Tenable's dashboards and reporting capabilities for illustrating security posture a nine out of ten, with ten being the best.""A new user can easily understand the workflow, even if they are creating users for other divisions and the user is a beginner.""The product is easy to use.""It is very stable, and it is updated periodically by adding new vulnerabilities.""They are on a good trajectory as a company and investing in R&D in the right ways.""There is no burden of updating or upgrading this solution."

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"Integration can be improved.""The general support could be improved.""The setup phase of the product is not that easy and needs a person to have a certain level of expertise.""The technical support takes too much time to resolve tickets.""It is challenging to extract and customize reports from the system."

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"The pricing of the solution could be more reasonable.""The solution’s pricing could be improved.""The solution must be promoted more in the market.""The reporting was never great in Tenable Vulnerability Management, so, in my company, we imported all the data into Ivanti RiskSense to start using it for reporting.""They've been able to think about everything in terms of where the world is going and the type of assets that you've got. They've everything sorted out in that aspect, but you have to pay for most of the other components that they've got to give you complete visibility across your tech surface. If it already had those capabilities in-built, without having to add them on to take advantage of them, it would be a very compelling value proposition.""I don't recommend Vulnerability Management for web scanning""More flexibility is required compared to other solutions.""The solution is a bit slow."

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  • "The product’s pricing is medium."
  • "The licensing model follows a per-user per-month structure."
  • "I rate the product's price a three on a scale of one to ten, where one is a low price, and ten is a high price."
  • "The tool is a bit costly."
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  • "There are additional features that can be licensed for an additional cost."
  • "The solution is not too expensive."
  • " Vulnerability Management's pricing solution model isn't great."
  • "The total cost we pay for this solution is over 45K. This is for a large education organization."
  • "Compared to other VM solutions, Vulnerability Management is expensive."
  • "On a scale of one to ten, where one is low, and ten is high price, I rate the pricing an eight. So, it is a pretty expensive solution."
  • " is not known for being a cheap product."
  • "A yearly payment has to be made toward the solution's licensing costs."
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    Defender Vulnerability Management delivers asset visibility, intelligent assessments, and built-in remediation tools for Windows, macOS, Linux, Android, iOS, and network devices. Leveraging Microsoft threat intelligence, breach likelihood predictions, business contexts, and devices assessments, Defender Vulnerability Management rapidly and continuously prioritizes the biggest vulnerabilities on your most critical assets and provides security recommendations to mitigate risk.

    Managed in the cloud and powered by Tenable Nessus, Tenable Vulnerability Management (formerly provides the industry's most comprehensive vulnerability coverage with real-time continuous assessment of your organization. Built-in prioritization, threat intelligence and real-time insight help you understand your exposures and proactively prioritize remediations.

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    Top Industries
    Computer Software Company16%
    Financial Services Firm12%
    Manufacturing Company7%
    Security Firm24%
    Manufacturing Company12%
    Financial Services Firm12%
    Educational Organization24%
    Computer Software Company12%
    Financial Services Firm8%
    Company Size
    Small Business21%
    Midsize Enterprise19%
    Large Enterprise59%
    Small Business53%
    Midsize Enterprise3%
    Large Enterprise45%
    Small Business18%
    Midsize Enterprise33%
    Large Enterprise49%
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    Microsoft Defender Vulnerability Management vs. Tenable Vulnerability Management
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    Microsoft Defender Vulnerability Management is ranked 23rd in Vulnerability Management with 5 reviews while Tenable Vulnerability Management is ranked 2nd in Vulnerability Management with 39 reviews. Microsoft Defender Vulnerability Management is rated 8.2, while Tenable Vulnerability Management is rated 8.2. The top reviewer of Microsoft Defender Vulnerability Management writes "The vulnerability assessment is very accurate because it runs directly into the vulnerability database". On the other hand, the top reviewer of Tenable Vulnerability Management writes "Discovers vulnerabilities and integrates well with other solutions". Microsoft Defender Vulnerability Management is most compared with Qualys VMDR, Tenable Nessus, Rapid7 InsightVM, Microsoft Sentinel and Microsoft Defender XDR, whereas Tenable Vulnerability Management is most compared with Tenable Security Center, Tenable Nessus, Qualys VMDR, Amazon Inspector and Rapid7 InsightVM. See our Microsoft Defender Vulnerability Management vs. Tenable Vulnerability Management report.

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