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Skybox Security Suite vs. Tenable SC
May 2022
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Pros
"It's very supportive and very user-friendly.""The most impressive feature is optimization and clean-up.""The solution offers very nice dashboards and they've recently added a very good Java-based web interface.""Skybox deployment is simple, and it's very useful.""We are currently working on rule review and compliance. The logging features are good.""The features that I have found most valuable with Skybox Security Suite, and this is because I work on the security side, are the firewall assurance, the change manager and the vulnerability control. These three features are the most impressive from Skybox Security.""It has a good policy management feature and can provide customers with good quality outputs.""It shows me a client's or an organization's entire network. I can see everything."

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"The most valuable features of Tenable SC are the reports and the dashboards.""We use Tenable to scan all of our environments and plugins for vulnerabilities. Tenable helps us discover network vulnerabilities to threats and piracy.""The most valuable features in Tenable SC are scanning and analysis.""I find Tenable SC to be a very scalable product.""The feature we've liked most recently was being able to take the YARA rules from FireEye and put them into Tenable's scan for the most recent SolarWinds exploit. That was really useful.""It's a very useful tool.""Their overall cost of service is pretty good.""I found the dashboard features very useful. It made it easy to track remediation progress. I could publish dashboards to remediation teams and track the progress on the dashboards."

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Cons
"The support could be improved.""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 initial setup with Skybox Security is hard. You need one or two strong security engineers on your team.""The price is costly, and I hope they can reduce the cost.""The cloud site could be better. They should provide some use cases to help users.""Skybox Security Suite can improve the change management module. It is the one part of the tool that is used with the firewall devices and you have a change management module that is used to record changes of all firewalls in the company. It's not compatible with all brands, this is where they can improve the solution.""There are multiple dashboards but no custom dashboard. It would be good to include a custom dashboard so that we can actually choose which field and what kinds of things we want to look at.""Skybox should improve their UX features by making them easier to use."

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"I think the vendor training provided for Tenable.sc could be a lower price. It's quite expensive for the training.""For downloading reports, we have to go to the scan and then we have to go to the reports and download the Excel or CSV or PDF. I think these menus and clicks can be minimized.""There is not much room for improvement. However, there should be a guide that describes the step-by-step procedures for doing tasks. Otherwise, training is required from a senior guy to a junior guy.""Tenable SC can improve by making it easier to create complicated reports and have more effectiveness in the remediation area for comparison between the scans.""Current web page needs improvement, slows down processes.""Tenable SC could improve by making the creation of the initial reports easier that correspond to our network.""The biggest issue I have with the solution is when I'm using the scanning it picks up the original DNS of that device. That means, before we image it and actually change the DNS to something within our company structure, it'll just be random numbers and letters and Tenable will stick to that DNS for a long time.""The GUI could be improved to have all concerns and priorities use the same GUI, allowing them to see all tickets, assign vulnerabilities, and assign variation failures to each member of their team."

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Pricing and Cost Advice
  • "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."
  • "Skybox comes with extra licenses and has a change management license. The licenses are expensive, but they come with extra value."
  • "The price of the Skybox Security Suite can be expensive."
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  • "I use a local license to perform penetration testing and I'm pretty happy with everything when it comes to pricing and licensing."
  • "Though reasonable, the main competitor of Tenable SC, Rapid7, offers a more aggressive and better priced product."
  • "It is a bit expensive. Everything is included in the license."
  • "The price of Tenable SC is expensive, we pay approximately €70,000 for the license annually. We have to pay for each IP test. The cost of other solutions is far less, such as Nessus Professional, which is €3,000 annually."
  • "Compared to other companies or other products it could maybe be a little bit less, but the price is okay. I would say it's not very expensive."
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    Questions from the Community
    Top Answer:The most valuable features of Skybox Security Suite are all the modules that are provided, such as vulnerability assessments and network, and firewall assessments.
    Top Answer:Skybox Security Suite can improve the change management module. It is the one part of the tool that is used with the firewall devices and you have a change management module that is used to record… more »
    Top Answer:The most valuable features in Tenable SC are scanning and analysis.
    Top Answer:Compared to other companies or other products it could maybe be a little bit less, but the price is okay. I would say it's not very expensive.
    Top Answer:Tenable SC can improve by making it easier to create complicated reports and have more effectiveness in the remediation area for comparison between the scans.
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    Also Known As
    Tenable Unified Security, Tenable SecurityCenter
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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.

    Tenable SC is an on-premises vulnerability management solution that offers complete visibility into the security measures of your complex IT infrastructure. Tenable SC also works by assessing risks and clearing vulnerability trends. By implementing Tenable SC, you can see all your vulnerabilities and continuously assess all assets the moment they join the network, including transient devices that aren’t regularly connected. In addition, Tenable SC can predict what matters by understanding vulnerabilities in the context of business risk, as well as the criticality of affected assets.

    Tenable SC Features

    Tenable SC has several features that sets it apart from its competitors' vulnerability management tools including:

    • Continuous and consistent monitoring of applications, cloud infrastructure, and users
    • Compliance with industry standard
    • Full visibility of IT environments (all networks, systems, and applications)
    • Pre-built dashboards and reports that are customizable
    • VPR (Vulnerability Priority Rating) to help identify and prioritize vulnerabilities
    • ARC (Assurance Report Cards) that are used to measure, visualize, and analyze your security programs’ effectiveness
    • Alerts and notifications provided in real time that detect network irregularities
    • Automated scans, perimeter scanning, and vulnerability scanning
    • Risk prioritization, risk scoring, and risk reporting

    Tenable SC Benefits

    Some of the benefits of using Tenable SC include:

    Full vulnerability assessment coverage: Tenable SC helps eliminate blind spots in your IT infrastructure by providing complete visibility of network-connected assets, activity, and events.

    • Immediate insights: Because Tenable SC provides clear, actionable dashboards and reports, it enables you to quickly measure and analyze safety effectiveness and risks.

    • Boosts productivity: By allowing you to adjust reports and spreadsheets, Tenable SC increases productivity and improves efficiency as well.

    • Identify threats and unexpected changes in the network: With Tenable SC, you can easily address identified threats and can also obtain specific alerts to quickly begin remediation efforts.

    • Prioritize Tasks: Tenable SC enables security teams to focus on the vulnerabilities and assets that matter most, so they can address a company’s true business risk instead of spending valuable time on vulnerabilities that have a low likelihood of being exploited.

    Reviews from Real Users

    Below are some reviews and helpful feedback written by Tenable SC users who are currently using the solution.

    PeerSpot user Joao M., who is a CIO / IT Consultant at RedShift, reports that the solution has good dashboards, reporting, and technical support, with a low rate of errors. He specifically points out that "This product has the best results in terms of the lowest number of false positives and false negatives."

    Another PeerSpot user who is a program manager at a tech services company comments on how the solution successfully monitors their whole environment in real time and makes everything more secure. He mentions "The feature we've liked most recently was being able to take the YARA rules from FireEye and put them into Tenable’s scan for the most recent SolarWinds exploit. That was really useful."

    An information security analyst at a retailer says that besides the fact that the overall price for the product is pretty good, the solution is “intuitive with excellent technical support and good stability.





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    Sample Customers
    ADP, Blue Cross Blue Shield, BT, USAID, Delta Dental, EDF Energy, EMC, HSBC, Johnson & Johnson
    IBM, Sempra Energy, Microsoft, Apple, Adidas, Union Pacific
    Top Industries
    REVIEWERS
    Financial Services Firm17%
    Insurance Company17%
    Outsourcing Company8%
    Comms Service Provider8%
    VISITORS READING REVIEWS
    Computer Software Company26%
    Comms Service Provider20%
    Financial Services Firm12%
    Government6%
    REVIEWERS
    Financial Services Firm33%
    Comms Service Provider13%
    Healthcare Company13%
    Manufacturing Company13%
    VISITORS READING REVIEWS
    Computer Software Company23%
    Comms Service Provider14%
    Government13%
    Financial Services Firm8%
    Company Size
    REVIEWERS
    Small Business48%
    Midsize Enterprise10%
    Large Enterprise42%
    VISITORS READING REVIEWS
    Small Business17%
    Midsize Enterprise19%
    Large Enterprise64%
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    Small Business31%
    Midsize Enterprise12%
    Large Enterprise58%
    VISITORS READING REVIEWS
    Small Business18%
    Midsize Enterprise16%
    Large Enterprise66%
    Buyer's Guide
    Skybox Security Suite vs. Tenable SC
    May 2022
    Find out what your peers are saying about Skybox Security Suite vs. Tenable SC and other solutions. Updated: May 2022.
    610,045 professionals have used our research since 2012.

    Skybox Security Suite is ranked 6th in Vulnerability Management with 11 reviews while Tenable SC is ranked 2nd in Vulnerability Management with 13 reviews. Skybox Security Suite is rated 7.8, while Tenable SC 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 SC writes "Monitors our whole environment in real time and makes everything more secure". Skybox Security Suite is most compared with AlgoSec, Tufin, FireMon, Tenable Nessus and Rapid7 InsightVM, whereas Tenable SC is most compared with Tenable.io Vulnerability Management, Tenable Nessus, Qualys VM, Rapid7 InsightVM and Aruba ClearPass. See our Skybox Security Suite vs. Tenable SC report.

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