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We performed a comparison between Orca Security 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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"Orca's SideScanning is the biggest feature. It's the 'wow' factor... With Orca's SideScanning, they just need permissions for your account and that makes it so simple.""Orca Security has patented technologies. It's an agentless solution, so you don't need to install an agent. Instead, it contacts your account provider and fetches metadata, eliminating the need for snapshots or reserved space to copy client infrastructure.""It's for protection. It's an agentless tool. We don't need to install anything at a customer's premises. We can just scan the entire assets in the cloud.""With its Cloud Security Posture Management capability, we have the ability to read across all of our cloud-based environments, which includes AWS and Azure. We have visibility into those environments. Seeing all vulnerabilities and configurations is really powerful for us, but ultimately, the ability to use the API to query across the fleet to understand what is the current state, what is the patch level, which ones are potentially exposed for a new CVE that just came out is even more valuable. It allows us to gather really specific intelligence through simple queries.""Orca's platform provides an agentless data collection facility that collects information directly from the cloud using APIs, with zero impact on performance.""Orca gives you great visibility into your assets. It shows you the issues and the things that you need to attend to first, by prioritizing things. You can see a lot of information that is not always visible, even to DevOps, to help you know about the machines and their status. It's very easy to see everything in a single dashboard. That makes it a very useful tool.""The vulnerability management does not require network scanning or agent technology, so I don't need to modify any of my products in order to do vulnerability assessments.""Orca's dashboard is excellent. My team needs to be able to focus on specific areas for improvement in our cloud environment. And most recently, we've started to get good use out of sonar, the search capabilities, and the alert creation."

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"The solution is easy to use and configuration is smooth with no complexities.""The best feature of the solution is the amount of visibility it provides of the vulnerabilities.""The vulnerability scanning is the most important aspect of the solution for us.""The interface is fine.""The initial setup is pretty straightforward.""The initial setup is straightforward so long as your infrastructure, components, and networks are in place.""Technical support has been good. They respond quite quickly.""The most valuable feature for me is container scanning because I am interested in CICD security."

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"I would like to see an option to do security checks on a code level. This is possible because they have access to all of the code running in the cloud provider, and combining their site-scanning solution with that would be a nice add-on.""I think Orca could give me more alerts. It could give me a dashboard with all the specific types of alerts I want to see for the day. It should just be one click.""The presentation of the data in the dashboard is a little bit chaotic.""It's not all clouds that they are currently onboarded with. For instance, they are not yet with public cloud and many other private clouds.""The solution could improve by making the dashboards more elaborative and more descriptive.""The interface can be a bit cranky and sometimes takes a lot of time to load.""They can expand a little bit in anti-malware detection. While we have pretty good confidence that it's going to detect some of the static malware, some of the detections are heuristics. There could be a growth in the library from where they're pulling their information, but we don't get a lot of those alerts based on the design of our products. In general, that might be an area that needs to be filled since they offer it as a service within it.""There were a couple of times when Orca was down when I was trying to access it. I work strange hours because all of my team is in the UK right now. It was 2 a.m. on a Saturday and I was trying to log in but it wasn't working. But relative to my other security tools, Orca is definitely the most stable that I've seen."

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"I don't recommend Tenable.io Vulnerability Management for web scanning""More flexibility is required compared to other solutions.""We'd like to see a bit more user-friendliness.""The tool's reports are bad. They're not very customizable or flexible. During audits, we often have to exclude things that aren't relevant to our organization, but we can't do that easily with the reports. They come in HTML or PDF format, and we can't compare current results with previous ones in Excel because we never receive reports in Excel.""Tenable.io Vulnerability Management could be improved with an increased number of dashboards and MSSP integration.""There needs to be better dashboard navigation.""I would like the solution to cover the whole cycle of mitigation since it's an area where the solution currently lacks.""The solution must be promoted more in the market."

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Pricing and Cost Advice
  • "The most expensive solution is Palo Alto. They claim to be very robust. The next most expensive is Wiz, followed by Orca and all the rest."
  • "It is the cost of the visibility that you get. When you really sit down and think about what do you need to do to secure an environment with a low impact on the business, and you take a look out into the world, I think this tool is well justified around cost."
  • "While it's competitive with Palo Alto Prisma, I think Orca's list price is very high. I would advise Orca to lower it because, at that price, I might consider alternatives like Wiz, which also offers agentless services."
  • "The pricing depends on how many assets you have running in your cloud and how many environments you have. If you have a dev environment, test environment, and a production environment then it's really important that you have coverage for all of them."
  • "Overall, the pricing is reasonable and the discounts have been acceptable."
  • "I think their pricing model is aligned with market demand. Of course, Orca could probably better align their pricing model with the needs of smaller businesses as well as some larger-scale enterprises with millions of assets. But in all fairness, I think the Orca sales team has been accommodating and ensured that we're happy with the pricing."
  • "Orca is very competitive when compared to the alternatives and is not the most expensive in the market, that's for sure."
  • "We have a total of 25 licenses for this solution. The solution is on a pay-and-you-use model."
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  • "There are additional features that can be licensed for an additional cost."
  • "The solution is not too expensive."
  • "Tenable.io 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, Tenable.io 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."
  • "Tenable.io 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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    Questions from the Community
    Top Answer:It's for protection. It's an agentless tool. We don't need to install anything at a customer's premises. We can just scan the entire assets in the cloud.
    Top Answer:Actually, it's not all clouds that they are currently onboarded with. For instance, they are not yet with public cloud and many other private clouds. Therefore, there is room for improvement, and more… more »
    Top Answer:Some of the customers use it to actually look at their assets in the cloud. It's for protection. It's an agentless tool. We don't need to install anything at a customer's premises. We can just scan… 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 »
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    Orca Security is the pioneer of agentless cloud security that is trusted by hundreds of enterprises globally. Orca makes cloud security possible for enterprises moving to and scaling in the cloud with its patented SideScanning™ technology and Unified Data Model. The Orca Cloud Security Platform delivers the world's most comprehensive coverage and visibility of risks across AWS, Azure, Google Cloud and Kubernetes.

    At Orca Security, we’re on a mission to make it fast, easy, and cost effective for organizations to address critical cloud security issues so they can operate in the cloud with confidence.

      Key Platform Features: 

      • Agentless: Complete, centralized coverage of the entire cloud estate, without the need for installing and configuring agents or layering together multiple siloed tools. Full visibility of cloud misconfigurations, vulnerabilities, workload protection, malware scanning, image scanning, file integrity monitoring and more.

      • Asset Inventory: Get a complete inventory of all your public cloud assets, including detailed information on installed OSes, software, and applications, as well as data and network assets such as storage buckets, Virtual Private Clouds (VPCs), and Security Groups.

      • Attack Path Analysis: Visualize attack vectors to critical assets or crown jewels. See which assets are susceptible to lateral movement, assume roles, privilege escalation, and more.

      • Risk Prioritization: Prioritize the 1% of risks that matter the most, based on impact scores. Secure the vulnerabilities and misconfigured targets (critical assets) and eliminate the potential risks residing on the attack paths to those targets.

      • Cloud Threat Detection: Monitor for malicious activity within your entire cloud estate. Be aware of detected threats, user behavior anomalies and more.

      • Breach Forensics: Log every change and all activity into a central repository for investigation procedures to confirm or deny entry and compromises within the cloud estate.

      • Cloud To Dev (Shift Left): Orca’s built-in shift left capabilities enables DevOps to focus more security attention earlier in the CI/CD pipelines. Security teams are able to trace a production risk (misconfiguration or vulnerability) directly to the original source code repository from which it came, even down to the exact line of code that is at the root of the identified risk. 

      • Compliance: Choose from over 60 preconfigured compliance frameworks, cloud security best practices, CIS Benchmarks, or design and build your own compliance framework for fast and continuous reporting.

      • Security Score: The Orca Security Score is found on Orca’s Risk Dashboard and is updated daily. The overall score is calculated based on performance in the following five categories - Suspicious Activity, IAM, Data at Risk, Vulnerable Assets, and Responsiveness. Since the scores are percentage based and not raw numbers, you can objectively make comparisons to other organizations within your industry or business units of different sizes. In addition to reporting to senior management, the Orca Security Score can help with internal self-monitoring, as a way of measuring risk mitigation efforts, to know where to focus efforts, and track progress.

      Orca Security Benefits

      • Consolidate technologies to reduce costs and complexity:

      The more I can get out of this one solution, the better. I see Orca as the tool where we get all cloud-related security data.” - Joshua Scott, Head of Security and IT | Postman

      • Avoid costly breaches:

      "I look at proactive asset discovery, configuration management, and vulnerability management as being able to find a vulnerability before the bad guys do and being able to deal with it before something exploits it. This is what Orca does for us." - Doug Graham, CSO & CPO | Lionbridge

      • Increase team productivity and efficiency by focusing on high-value activities and solving the 1% of risks that matter most:

      "Orca is unique in that it locates vulnerabilities with precision and delivers tangible, actionable results – without having to sift through all the noise." - Aaron Brown, Senior Cloud Security Engineer | Sisense

      • Quick Time-to-Value with Immediate ROI:

      "Orca told us we could have some visibility within 5 or 10 minutes, and I thought, ‘There’s no way.’ Well, I was wrong. They really did it." - Thomas Hill, CISO | Live Oak Bank

      • Reduce MTTR and remove operational friction:

      We can’t ask developers things like ‘Did you think about security? When you start a new VM on AWS, can you please let me know so I’m able to scan it? Can you please deploy an agent on that machine for me?’ We need a better way to work. Orca provides that better way by eliminating organizational friction.” - Erwin Geirnaert, Cloud Security Architect | NG Data

        Managed in the cloud and powered by Tenable Nessus, Tenable Vulnerability Management (formerly Tenable.io) 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.

        Sample Customers
        BeyondTrust, Postman, Digital Turbine, Solarisbank, Lemonade, C6 Bank, Docebo, Vercel, and Vivino
        Global Payments AU/NZ
        Top Industries
        Media Company20%
        Financial Services Firm20%
        Computer Software Company20%
        Insurance Company10%
        Computer Software Company17%
        Financial Services Firm13%
        Manufacturing Company8%
        Security Firm24%
        Computer Software Company12%
        Manufacturing Company12%
        Educational Organization24%
        Computer Software Company12%
        Financial Services Firm8%
        Company Size
        Small Business53%
        Midsize Enterprise33%
        Large Enterprise13%
        Small Business24%
        Midsize Enterprise14%
        Large Enterprise62%
        Small Business53%
        Midsize Enterprise3%
        Large Enterprise45%
        Small Business18%
        Midsize Enterprise33%
        Large Enterprise49%
        Buyer's Guide
        Orca Security vs. Tenable Vulnerability Management
        May 2024
        Find out what your peers are saying about Orca Security vs. Tenable Vulnerability Management and other solutions. Updated: May 2024.
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        Orca Security is ranked 8th in Vulnerability Management with 15 reviews while Tenable Vulnerability Management is ranked 2nd in Vulnerability Management with 39 reviews. Orca Security is rated 9.4, while Tenable Vulnerability Management is rated 8.2. The top reviewer of Orca Security writes "Allows agentless data collection directly from the cloud". On the other hand, the top reviewer of Tenable Vulnerability Management writes "Discovers vulnerabilities and integrates well with other solutions". Orca Security is most compared with Wiz, Prisma Cloud by Palo Alto Networks, Microsoft Defender for Cloud, CrowdStrike Falcon Cloud Security and AWS Security Hub, whereas Tenable Vulnerability Management is most compared with Tenable Security Center, Tenable Nessus, Qualys VMDR, Amazon Inspector and Snyk. See our Orca Security vs. Tenable Vulnerability Management report.

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