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"The port division management was the solution's most valuable aspect for our organization.""The most valuable features are Firewall Assurance and Vulnerability Control.""It can be integrated with a vulnerability management solution. When a client comes, apart from pitching network and firewall change management, we are recommending having vulnerability management. So, rather than just having the audit of the firewall, they can integrate it with their vulnerability management solution, which could be Rapid7, Qualys, or any other solution. This provides them the most value out of the platform. That is the way we are approaching our customer base.""It shows me a client's or an organization's entire network. I can see everything.""It has a good policy management feature and can provide customers with good quality outputs.""The most valuable feature is firewall management.""It's very supportive and very user-friendly.""The solution offers very nice dashboards and they've recently added a very good Java-based web interface."

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"Tenable Nessus is cheap and flexible.""Tenable Nessus is an absolutely stable and fantastic product.""Overall Zoom is a good solution.""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.""The reports are pretty nice and easy to understand.""Scanners and reports using CIS templates ("de-facto" standard, easy to fix and to locate correction tips at documentation), tests against cloud providers, database profiles, several types of telecom devices, and others highly customizable scans.""I have found the vulnerability assessment and the reports to be useful.""The solution is the most dynamic one I have seen thus far."

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"The solution was quite technical. It would be easier to manage if the solution was more specific about aspects of the solution and provided more advisory around how to use it effectively. It would help users a lot if they were more clear about everything.""The price is costly, and I hope they can reduce the cost.""The support could be improved.""The solution needs to add more automation and orchestration capabilities. Those features would make the solution much stronger.""The initial setup with Skybox Security is hard. You need one or two strong security engineers on your team.""Change Manager can be improved. If they can improve Change Manager so that whatever we want to do on a firewall, we are able to do it through Change Manager, it will be helpful for us. Whenever we are doing a change, it only does them at an L3 and L4 level, but all the firewalls are at the application layer. So, whatever needs to be done on the firewall, we aren't able to get it done through Change Manager. Currently, this functionality is not there because of which we are sometimes losing customers. I can create a role on Layer 3, Layer 4, but when it comes to the application layer, such as configuring and defining URLs or other things at the application level, it can't be done through Change Manager. Customers demand that they should be able to do everything through Change Manager. They don't want to do it through some other mechanism to accomplish their complete change management policy. They don't want to use a firewall manager because sometimes, they don't have any manager. They ask if they can use our solution so that a manager is not required. If Change Manager can do all the management automatically without involving any other manager, it will be great. They can also provide better integration with other managers so that everything can be done through a central point.""The Network Assurance, which helps to create the network model, is not so rich.""The cloud site could be better. They should provide some use cases to help users."

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"We'd like to see more integration potential within the solution.""EQA's and dashboards should be addressed in the next release.""Model OS costs (and its segregation schema for individual modules).""Remediation needs improvement.""We would like to have the option of using the solution for the cloud as well as on-premises with the same license at the same time. That would be very helpful.""In terms of what could be improved, I would say its reporting portion.""The professional version is not very scalable.""The reporting feature needs to be improved."

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Pricing and Cost Advice
  • "The price is not expensive."
  • "Currently, the licensing costs me about $300 USD for the year. This is a huge amount for my environment."
  • "It's expensive."
  • "When compared with other companies, the license is more costly."
  • "I think the price is fair."
  • "Licensing is normally on a yearly basis. There may also be a perpetual license. Normally, the customers ask for a lower price. If you want to sell more, you have to think about it."
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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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    The cloud site could be better. They should provide some use cases to help users.
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    The trial version is very good for testing whether it will suit your needs.
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    Overview

    The Skybox Security Suite platform combines firewall and network device data with vulnerability and threat intelligence, prioritizing security issues in the context of your unique environment. Powerful attack vector analytics reduce response times and risks, bringing firewall, vulnerability and threat management processes for complex networks under control.

    Firewall Assurance brings all firewalls into one normalized view, continuously monitoring policy compliance, optimizing firewall rulesets and finding attack vectors that others miss. Skybox covers the most comprehensive list of firewall vendors, complex rulesets, even virtual and cloud-based firewalls. With proven scalability in 1,500+ firewall deployments, Firewall Assurance keeps rules optimized and ensures changes don’t introduce new risk. 

    Gain total visibility of the vulnerabilities in your attack surface without waiting for a scan. Leverage Skybox Research Lab's vulnerability and threat intelligence, and automatically correlate it to your unique environment. With network modeling and advanced simulations, pinpoint exposed vulnerabilities and other attack vectors. And use context to prioritize vulnerabilities in terms of actual risk and respond to threats with accuracy and efficiency.

    For more information or to view a demo, visit www.skyboxsecurity.com.

    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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    ADP, Blue Cross Blue Shield, BT, USAID, Delta Dental, EDF Energy, EMC, HSBC, Johnson & Johnson
    Bitbrains, Tesla, Just Eat, Crosskey Banking Solutions, Covenant Health, Youngstown State University
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    Skybox Security Suite is ranked 7th in Vulnerability Management with 11 reviews while Tenable Nessus is ranked 1st in Vulnerability Management with 24 reviews. Skybox Security Suite is rated 7.6, while Tenable Nessus is rated 8.2. The top reviewer of Skybox Security Suite writes "Rich vulnerability management that is controlled from a single pane of glass, but the network modeling capability needs improvement". 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". Skybox Security Suite is most compared with AlgoSec, Tufin, FireMon, RedSeal and Palo Alto Networks Panorama, whereas Tenable Nessus is most compared with Rapid7 InsightVM, Qualys VM, Tenable.io Vulnerability Management, Tenable SC and PortSwigger Burp Suite Enterprise Edition. See our Skybox Security Suite vs. Tenable Nessus report.

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