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Executive Summary
Updated on May 11, 2022

We performed a comparison between Tenable.io Vulnerability Management and Tenable SC based on our users’ reviews in four categories. Our conclusion is presented below.

  • Ease of Deployment: Users of both products were close to unanimous that the initial setup is straightforward.

  • Features: Both solutions provide effective vulnerability scanning and are stable and scalable.

    Users of Tenable.io Vulnerability Management note a range of valuable features, including a good API and integration with third-party solutions. A number of users say the user interface of Tenable.io could be improved.

    Tenable SC users are pleased with the intuitive UI, dashboards, and the ability to customize the solution. The reporting provided by Tenable SC garners mixed feedback, and some users feel the speed of the solution could be improved.

  • Pricing: A majority of users who comment feel that the pricing of both products could be reduced. Tenable SC reviewers note that it is expensive compared to other solutions.

  • Service and Support: Tenable.io Vulnerability Management users are generally satisfied with the support they receive, although turnaround time and documentation are noted as areas for improvement. Tenable SC users are very pleased with the support for the product, noting that support staff are responsive and helpful.

Comparison Results: Tenable SC comes out ahead when it comes to the user interface and product support. However, it is an on-prem solution only, while Tenable.io Vulnerability Management is available for both cloud or on-prem deployment and is noted as integrating well with third-party solutions.

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"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."

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"The initial setup is straightforward so long as your infrastructure, components, and networks are in place.""The solution creates vulnerability tickets within the VM profile but should also include them under the Remediation tab so the fixes can be viewed in the ticketing queue.""The solution can integrate with third parties and meets standard compliance.""The initial setup is not complex.""The ease of use in terms of scanning assets is valuable.""There is no burden of updating or upgrading this solution.""The vulnerability scanning is the most important aspect of the solution for us.""The initial setup is mostly straightforward."

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"The most valuable features of Tenable SC are the reports and the dashboards.""Their overall cost of service is pretty good.""The solution is very intuitive and the dashboards are simple to use.""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.""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 of Tenable SC are scanning, reporting, dashboards, and automation.""I find Tenable SC to be a very scalable product.""Tenable's most valuable features are the credential scan, vulnerability reports, and vulnerability ratings (VPR)."

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"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."

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"The solution seems to focus too much on enterprises, and they really need a product that works for SMBs.""The pricing of the solution could be more reasonable.""There needs to be better dashboard navigation.""The one drawback that we have found is the reports.""We'd like to see a bit more user-friendliness.""The price could be lower.""An area of improvement for this solution is being able to customize the dashboard. For example, the dashboard does not allow us to view a previous months vulnerability results alongside current results to make comparisons.""It can have more integration."

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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.""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 pricing is reasonable, but this could be brought down more aggressively, such as we see with Rapid7, Tenable SC's main competitor.""The user interface can be improved.""Its reporting can be improved. It is not easy to generate a scan report the way we want. The data is okay, but we can't easily change the template to make it look the way we want.""Tenable's reporting engine needs improvement. It needs to be more efficient and add more features.""The solution should include compliance-based scanning.""Tenable SC could be improved with additional connectivity to external company postures and the capability of managing and sustaining agents in the systems directly without additional platforms in the middle."

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Pricing and Cost Advice
  • "The pricing seems pretty simple. We don't have to do a lot of calculations to figure out what the components are. They do it by enabling specific features, either basics or advanced, which makes it easy to select."
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  • "The solution is not too expensive."
  • "Tenable.io Vulnerability Management's pricing solution model isn't great."
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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."
  • "Tenable SC is priced per asset, with the basic solution starting around US$12,000 for 500 assets."
  • "For 500 users the licensing fee is roughly $100,000."
  • "We're happy with the licensing cost and find it affordable."
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    Top Answer:Wiz and Lacework sucks... Buy Orca. 
    Top Answer: Tenable Nessus is a vulnerability assessment solution that is both easy to deploy and easy to manage. The design of the… more »
    Top Answer:There is no burden of updating or upgrading this solution.
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    Top Answer:The pricing is a bit high for the region. Its cost depends on the Number of Assets. The licensing is per year.
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    Also Known As
    Tenable Unified Security, Tenable SecurityCenter
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    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.

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    Tenable.io Vulnerability Management provides the most accurate information about all your assets and vulnerabilities in ever-changing environments. Available for cloud or on-prem deployment, Tenable.io features a streamlined interface, intuitive guidance, and seamless integrations that help security teams maximize efficiency. When visibility and insight matter most, Tenable.io helps you truly understand your Cyber Exposure.

    Tenable.sc is a vulnerability management tool that provides complete visibility into the security posture of your distributed and complex IT infrastructure. The solution is designed to help you understand your risk and know which vulnerabilities and assets to prioritize first. It provides a risk-based view of your IT, security, and compliance posture so you can quickly identify and investigate issues. It provides visibility into your dynamic attack surface so you can manage and measure your cyber risk.

    Tenable.sc Features

    Tenable.sc has many valuable key features. Some of the most useful ones include:

    • On-prem and hybrid deployment options: The solution gives you the option to manage your data with on-prem or hybrid deployment options that align with your most complex deployment requirements, all while reducing risk for your organization.
    • Asset discovery: This feature enables you to discover and identify IT assets that hit your network, including servers, desktops, laptops, network devices, web apps, virtual machines, mobile, and cloud.
    • Streamlined compliance: Tenable.sc makes it easy for you to understand and report on compliance with pre-defined checks, metrics, and proactive alerts on violations for industry standards and regulatory mandates.
    • Pre-built integrations and a documented API and integrated SDK: The solution includes out-of-the-box integrations available for credentialed scanning, SIEM, SOAR, ticketing & patching systems. Additionally, you can easily create your own integrations by leveraging a fully documented API.

    Tenable.sc Benefits

    There are many benefits to implementing Tenable.sc. Some of the biggest advantages the solution offers include:

    • Continuous visibility: With this solution, you can continuously track known and discover unknown assets and their vulnerabilities, allowing you to identify threats and unexpected network changes before they turn into breaches.
    • Prioritize vulnerabilities: The solution makes it easy for you to combine asset and vulnerability data, threat intelligence, and data science for easy-to-understand risk scores.
    • Breadth and depth of coverage: You can discover new vulnerabilities and provide insights to help mature your organization’s vulnerability assessment practices.
    • Automate processes: With Tenable.sc, you can leverage a fully documented API and pre-built integrations so you can import third-party data, automate scans, and share data with your IT systems.

    Reviews from Real Users

    Tenable.sc is a solution that stands out when compared to many of its competitors. It offers a great set of features, including a very good UI, reporting and alerting, and helpful filtering. 

    Oni R., Technical Consultant at iValueAsia, says, “In Tenable SecurityCenter, the risk-based approach for prioritizing vulnerability is something that is unique to any vulnerability management platform.” He also adds, “Tenable.sc provides a wide range of dashboards which makes it easy to grasp the vulnerability profile of the organization.”

    Another reviewer, an Information Security Analyst at a retailer comments, “The UI, the user interface, is really, really good. It's really simple. I started with no prior experience in vulnerability management and picked it up in less than a day, pretty quickly. It's very intuitive.”

    Additionally, an Information Security Analyst at a tech services company expresses, "Tenable SC is good for reporting and alerting. The filtering feature is also very valuable. Its integration with multiple vendors is quite good. It can be integrated with SIEM solutions and PAM solutions such as Thycotic, which is very helpful."

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    IBM, Sempra Energy, Microsoft, Apple, Adidas, Union Pacific
    Top Industries
    Computer Software Company17%
    Financial Services Firm15%
    Manufacturing Company6%
    Healthcare Company5%
    Computer Software Company19%
    Financial Services Firm9%
    Comms Service Provider8%
    Financial Services Firm28%
    Manufacturing Company17%
    Comms Service Provider11%
    Healthcare Company11%
    Computer Software Company18%
    Financial Services Firm10%
    Comms Service Provider8%
    Company Size
    Small Business20%
    Midsize Enterprise17%
    Large Enterprise63%
    Small Business69%
    Large Enterprise31%
    Small Business20%
    Midsize Enterprise16%
    Large Enterprise64%
    Small Business34%
    Midsize Enterprise9%
    Large Enterprise57%
    Small Business18%
    Midsize Enterprise16%
    Large Enterprise66%
    Buyer's Guide
    Tenable.io Vulnerability Management vs. Tenable.sc
    November 2022
    Find out what your peers are saying about Tenable.io Vulnerability Management vs. Tenable.sc and other solutions. Updated: November 2022.
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    Tenable.io Vulnerability Management is ranked 4th in Vulnerability Management with 13 reviews while Tenable.sc is ranked 2nd in Vulnerability Management with 20 reviews. Tenable.io Vulnerability Management is rated 8.0, while Tenable.sc is rated 8.4. The top reviewer of Tenable.io Vulnerability Management writes "Very mature and quite stable but could use a better user interface". On the other hand, the top reviewer of Tenable.sc writes "Great Predictive Prioritization and Risk-based VM with good reliability". Tenable.io Vulnerability Management is most compared with Tenable Nessus, Rapid7 InsightVM, Qualys VM, Snyk and Orca Security, whereas Tenable.sc is most compared with Tenable Nessus, Qualys VM, Rapid7 InsightVM, Tanium and Forescout Platform. See our Tenable.io Vulnerability Management vs. Tenable.sc report.

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