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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.

To learn more, read our detailed Tenable SC vs. Tenable.io Vulnerability Management report (Updated: July 2022).
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Pros
"The initial setup is very straightforward.""Tenable.io, in particular, is quite a powerful product. It looks at your traditional environment, which is pretty much anything that is on-premises, and it also goes a step ahead and covers your modern assets, which is anything that is currently sitting in the cloud. You get complete visibility of your entire environment and tech operation. The ability to give you visibility across the entire tech surface is one of the biggest advantages that Tenable.io has.""They are on a good trajectory as a company and investing in R&D in the right ways.""The vulnerability scanning is the most important aspect of the solution for us.""The initial setup is straightforward so long as your infrastructure, components, and networks are in place.""The solution can integrate with third parties and meets standard compliance.""It is very stable, and it is updated periodically by adding new vulnerabilities."

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"Their overall cost of service is pretty good.""I find Tenable SC to be a very scalable product.""Very customizable with a lot of templates.""The usability is really good. It's very easy to use and a good platform. It is scalable and very stable. The technical support is fine and the setup is super easy.""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.""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.""It's a very useful tool.""We use Tenable to scan all of our environments and plugins for vulnerabilities. Tenable helps us discover network vulnerabilities to threats and piracy."

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Cons
"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.""They've been able to think about everything in terms of where the world is going and the type of assets that you've got. They've everything sorted out in that aspect, but you have to pay for most of the other components that they've got to give you complete visibility across your tech surface. If it already had those capabilities in-built, without having to add them on to take advantage of them, it would be a very compelling value proposition.""Tenable.io Vulnerability Management could be improved with an increased number of dashboards and MSSP integration.""It can have more integration.""The pricing of the solution could be more reasonable.""The solution seems to focus too much on enterprises, and they really need a product that works for SMBs.""There needs to be better dashboard navigation."

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"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.""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.""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.""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.""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.""I will say it's a lot slower compared to an MS scan. It takes so much longer, so the performance could definitely be worked on.""Tenable SC can improve by adding more integrations with HCI-type tools and more accurate vulnerability detection."

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Pricing and Cost Advice
  • "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."
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    Questions from the Community
    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 »
    Top Answer:The initial setup is straightforward so long as your infrastructure, components, and networks are in place.
    Top Answer:Tenable.io Vulnerability Management could be improved with an increased number of dashboards and MSSP integration.
    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

    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 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
    Global Payments AU/NZ
    IBM, Sempra Energy, Microsoft, Apple, Adidas, Union Pacific
    Top Industries
    VISITORS READING REVIEWS
    Computer Software Company23%
    Comms Service Provider14%
    Government12%
    Financial Services Firm8%
    REVIEWERS
    Financial Services Firm29%
    Manufacturing Company18%
    Comms Service Provider12%
    Healthcare Company12%
    VISITORS READING REVIEWS
    Computer Software Company22%
    Comms Service Provider14%
    Government13%
    Financial Services Firm8%
    Company Size
    REVIEWERS
    Small Business89%
    Large Enterprise11%
    VISITORS READING REVIEWS
    Small Business19%
    Midsize Enterprise17%
    Large Enterprise64%
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    Small Business31%
    Midsize Enterprise10%
    Large Enterprise59%
    VISITORS READING REVIEWS
    Small Business18%
    Midsize Enterprise16%
    Large Enterprise65%
    Buyer's Guide
    Tenable SC vs. Tenable.io Vulnerability Management
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    Tenable.io Vulnerability Management is ranked 8th in Vulnerability Management with 7 reviews while Tenable SC is ranked 2nd in Vulnerability Management with 14 reviews. Tenable.io Vulnerability Management is rated 7.8, while Tenable SC is rated 8.2. 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 "Monitors our whole environment in real time and makes everything more secure". 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, Forescout Platform and Cisco ISE (Identity Services Engine). See our Tenable SC vs. Tenable.io Vulnerability Management report.

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    We monitor all Vulnerability Management reviews to prevent fraudulent reviews and keep review quality high. We do not post reviews by company employees or direct competitors. We validate each review for authenticity via cross-reference with LinkedIn, and personal follow-up with the reviewer when necessary.