We performed a comparison between Rapid7 InsightVM and Tenable Nessus based on our users’ reviews in four categories. After reading all of the collected data, you can find our conclusion below.
Comparison Results: Both solutions were considered by our users as easy to deploy but on the expensive side. Rapid7 users were happier with the service and support, but PeerSpot users ranked Tenable Nessus as number one overall at the time this comparison was written.
"Out of all the features, the one item that has been most valuable is the fact that Wiz puts into context all the pieces that create an issue, and applies a particular risk evaluation that helps us prioritize when we need to address a misconfiguration, vulnerability, or any issue that would put our environment into risk."
"It's a relevant management tool."
"The performance is good."
"The most valuable feature is the vulnerability scan."
"This solution's most useful feature is that it is entirely a single-page application."
"The cost is what is most valuable. Compared to the other products on the market, the cost is more palatable."
"One of the most valuable features is it's graphical dashboard feature. It is quite easy to manage the widgets, and we can customize those according to our queries."
"The solution scales well."
"The most valuable features of Rapid7 InsightVM are the accurate level of scanning and the workflows are good."
"A valuable feature of the solution is that it is easy to understand."
"The most valuable feature of Tenable Nessus is the dashboard. They are convenient to use."
"Tenable integrates well with other solutions such as SIEM and batch management."
"Tenable Nessus is one of the best vulnerability assessment tools, that I know."
"The solution is easy to understand for users because instructions are included on the platform."
"The results are not that bad, but the key selling point is that it is an affordable tool set."
"The solution is the most dynamic one I have seen thus far."
"I have experience with it on my attack stations, and it's pretty good to optimize. Personally, I think Nessus is quite a good product."
"We wish there were a way, beyond providing visibility and automated remediation, to wait on a given remediation, due to a critical aspect, such as the cost associated with a particular upgrade... We would like to see preventive controls that can be applied through Wiz to protect against vulnerabilities that we're not going to be able to remediate immediately."
"Rapid7 InsightVM could be easier to use for those who are using it for the first time."
"It is still not a fully cloud-based solution. It will be helpful for customers if it is a complete cloud solution. It is a hybrid solution at the moment."
"All products have room for increased security and Rapid7 InsightVM is no exception."
"Rapid7 could be easier to manage."
"The integration with other solutions like JIRA could be better. Perhaps there could be some additional updates in the next phase that could integrate with it, so then you can proceed with the VT much easier."
"InsightVM is getting a little stale and is in danger of falling behind its competitors."
"We are a registered reseller and a trusted partner. However, for us to get any support from them I can't log a call directly with Rapid7 InsightVM. I have to work with the distributor to log the call for me."
"I would say that it improved our visibility, but it left things open."
"The report for counters is too simple and would be improved by a dashboard."
"The reports are okay, but the interface is a bit difficult to navigate in some cases."
"Scans aren't done properly and some devices aren't pinged."
"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 inventory management function in this solution needs improvement."
"Tenable Nessus could improve the reporting."
"They could make their reporting a little better."
"The price could be reduced."
Wiz is reinventing cloud security from the inside out.
We’re on a mission to help organizations effectively reduce risks in their Cloud and Kubernetes environments. Purpose-built for the unique complexities of multi-environment, multi-workload, and multi-project cloud estates, Wiz automatically correlates the critical risk factors to deliver actionable insights that don't waste time.
Wiz connects in minutes using a 100% API-based approach that scans both platform configurations and inside every workload. Our full security stack context surfaces the toxic combinations that show the attackers’ view to a breach. Security and development teams use Wiz workflows to proactively remove risks and prevent them from becoming breaches.
Rapid7 InsightVM is a comprehensive vulnerability management platform that protects your systems from attackers and is easy to scale. The solution provides easy access to vulnerability management, application security, detection and response, external threat intelligence, orchestration and automation, and more. Rapid7 InsightVM is ideal for security, IT, and DevOps teams, helping them reduce risk by enabling them to detect and respond to attacks quickly.
Rapid7 InsightVM Features
Rapid7 InsightVM has many valuable key features. Some of the most useful ones include:
Rapid7 InsightVM Benefits
There are many benefits to implementing Rapid7 InsightVM. Some of the biggest advantages the solution offers include:
Reviews from Real Users
Below are some reviews and helpful feedback written by PeerSpot users currently using the Rapid7 InsightVM solution.
An owner at a tech services company says, "I liked the dashboard on it. I could customize my dashboard with different widgets and different heat maps."
PeerSpot user Kimeang S., Technical Consultant at Yip Intsoi, mentions, "The most important aspect of the solution is that it rarely gives false positives, especially compared to other products. It provides very clear reports for our IT teams to look at."
A Director of Information Technology at a government explains, "The main functionality of identifying item endpoints that weren't properly patched or had vulnerabilities is the solution's most valuable feature."
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.”
Rapid7 InsightVM is ranked 6th in Vulnerability Management with 25 reviews while Tenable Nessus is ranked 1st in Vulnerability Management with 48 reviews. Rapid7 InsightVM is rated 7.6, while Tenable Nessus is rated 8.4. The top reviewer of Rapid7 InsightVM writes "Understands and defends your network from vulnerabilities". 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". Rapid7 InsightVM is most compared with Qualys VM, Tenable.sc, Tenable.io Vulnerability Management, Microsoft Intune and Rapid7 InsightIDR, whereas Tenable Nessus is most compared with Qualys VM, Tenable.io Vulnerability Management, Tenable.sc, Rapid7 Metasploit and Microsoft Intune. See our Rapid7 InsightVM vs. Tenable Nessus report.
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