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2018-08-29T19:26:00Z
Julia Frohwein - PeerSpot reviewer
Senior Director of Delivery at PeerSpot (formerly IT Central Station)
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What do you like most about Tenable Nessus?

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What do you like most about Tenable Nessus?

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37 Answers
Dr Trust Tshepo Mapoka - PeerSpot reviewer
Senior Cybersecurity Consultant at CIA Botswana
Real User
Top 5
2022-08-22T16:44:50Z
22 August 22

Nessus' most valuable feature is vulnerability management because it helps to discover vulnerabilities proactively and integrates with patch management solutions so you can push patches.

LO
Founder & CEO at a tech services company with 1-10 employees
Real User
Top 5
2022-07-29T14:24:10Z
29 July 22

The most valuable feature of Tenable Nessus is the self-updating engine.

Md. Shahriar Hussain - PeerSpot reviewer
Cyber Security & Compliance Lead Engineer at Banglalink
Real User
Top 5Leaderboard
2022-07-29T08:07:23Z
29 July 22

Makes ransomware checking and OS auditing and implementation relatively easy.

Wessam Altoumi - PeerSpot reviewer
Chief Commercial Officer at Yamamah Information Technology & Communication Systems LLC
Real User
Top 5
2022-07-14T06:48:15Z
14 July 22

It is easy to deploy and easy to use. Its reporting is good. From this reporting, you can see the pain point in your network, which makes it easy to fix them. It is easy to understand the reports and export them.

JK
CBO at a security firm with 11-50 employees
Reseller
Top 5
2022-06-16T15:24:35Z
16 June 22

It gives you an unlimited IP scan.

BE
Security Analyst at PJM Interconnection
Real User
Top 20
2022-05-19T17:46:25Z
19 May 22

The most valuable feature of Tenable Nessus is vulnerability detection.

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MH
Information Security Engineer at a tech services company with 11-50 employees
Real User
2022-03-21T18:59:56Z
21 March 22

Tenable integrates well with other solutions such as SIEM and batch management.

JR
Information Security Manager at a transportation company with 1,001-5,000 employees
Real User
2022-02-16T17:53:17Z
16 February 22

It does exactly what you expect it to do, and its pricing is great. We couldn't really ask for a better deal.

PK
Independ consultant
Consultant
2022-01-26T00:10:30Z
26 January 22

The stability is very good.

Dhananjay-Naldurgkar - PeerSpot reviewer
Senior Consultant - Cyber Security Services at Coforge
Real User
Top 20
2021-12-21T09:16:00Z
21 December 21

The solution is the most dynamic one I have seen thus far.

LO
Founder & CEO at a tech services company with 1-10 employees
Real User
Top 5
2021-12-08T22:52:56Z
08 December 21

The trial version is very good for testing whether it will suit your needs.

MK
Manager Information Security at a financial services firm with 51-200 employees
Real User
Top 5
2021-11-15T20:55:00Z
15 November 21

With the Tenable Nessus enterprise edition, you have unlimited licenses to scan the device.

VK
Information Technology Security Specialist at a tech services company with 201-500 employees
Real User
Top 5
2021-10-06T11:18:42Z
06 October 21

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.

Attila Mate Kovacs - PeerSpot reviewer
Senior Cyber Security Expert at a security firm with 11-50 employees
Real User
Top 5Leaderboard
2021-09-09T15:45:48Z
09 September 21

Tenable Nessus is one of the best vulnerability assessment tools, that I know.

JV
Cyber Security Engineer at a manufacturing company with 5,001-10,000 employees
Real User
Top 5
2021-08-03T16:22:52Z
03 August 21

User friendly and good dashboards.

Muhammad NavaidZafar Ansari - PeerSpot reviewer
Assistant Manager of Information Security at a pharma/biotech company with 1,001-5,000 employees
Real User
Top 20
2021-06-19T08:51:47Z
19 June 21

The solution is great for scanning servers.

NagarajSheshachalam - PeerSpot reviewer
Lead Cyber Security engineer at a tech services company with 201-500 employees
Real User
Top 5
2021-05-19T12:15:00Z
19 May 21

A valuable feature of the solution is that it is easy to understand.

Kai Boon Giam - PeerSpot reviewer
Director at Data Connect Technologies Pte Ltd
Real User
Top 5Leaderboard
2021-04-06T11:59:58Z
06 April 21

The reports are pretty nice and easy to understand.

AB
Chief Hacking Officer at a security firm with 1-10 employees
Real User
Top 20
2021-02-19T09:45:24Z
19 February 21

Out of the box, the product works well for us, so it's not a tool that we need to customize very much.

SP
VP - Risks, Audits & InfoSec at a tech services company with 501-1,000 employees
Real User
2021-02-09T16:13:00Z
09 February 21

The features of Tenable Nessus that I have found most valuable are its reliability and its ability to collate a dependable output, where we are able to get the same vulnerability when we test manually. The output is quite reliable.

DG
CSSP Manager at a tech services company with 51-200 employees
MSP
Top 5
2021-01-13T19:38:19Z
13 January 21

The automatic scanner and scheduler are pretty cool.

FF
IT Security Operations Analyst at a manufacturing company with 10,001+ employees
Real User
2020-12-13T06:30:07Z
13 December 20

The most valuable features are that it's fast, it's easy to use and it provides good reports.

MH
Owner at a tech services company with 1-10 employees
Real User
Top 5
2020-12-07T21:15:00Z
07 December 20

I like its ease of use. It has the script that is pre-built in it, and you just got to know which ones you're looking for.

Daniel Durante - PeerSpot reviewer
Senior Manager at a security firm with 201-500 employees
Real User
2020-10-28T20:22:37Z
28 October 20

Tenable Nessus is cheap and flexible.

VP
Vulnerability Management Analyst at a financial services firm with 10,001+ employees
Real User
Top 20
2020-10-04T06:40:14Z
04 October 20

The plug-in text information is quite useful.

MadhavanSrinivasan - PeerSpot reviewer
CEO at Screenit Labs Pvt Ltd
Real User
Top 10
2020-09-21T06:33:15Z
21 September 20

We have done code scanning for a long period because as a company, we do DevOps as part of our development life cycle.

Jairo Willian Pereira - PeerSpot reviewer
Information Security Manager at a financial services firm with 5,001-10,000 employees
Real User
Top 5Leaderboard
2020-08-06T15:26:00Z
06 August 20

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.

NM
CISO at a financial services firm with 201-500 employees
Real User
2019-11-27T05:42:00Z
27 November 19

Nessus gives me a good preview of vulnerabilities and good suggestions for remediation. It's easy to find a description of a given vulnerability and solutions for it.

JH
Network Security Engineer at a construction company with 1,001-5,000 employees
MSP
2019-11-18T07:22:00Z
18 November 19

Among the most valuable features are scanning for vulnerabilities and the reporting. The reporting templates are okay. I like that I can see all the hosts with different vulnerabilities.

Keith S. Crumpton - PeerSpot reviewer
President and Sr CISO Consultant at CISO Consulting Inc.
Consultant
2019-11-14T06:34:00Z
14 November 19

Nessus is good at finding out what nodes you have in place. It will then provide you a report, by node, of what the vulnerabilities are. It does it quickly and stealthfully.

JK
Security Architect at C. H. Robinson Worldwide, Inc.
Real User
2019-11-13T05:29:00Z
13 November 19

The most valuable feature is the breadth of vulnerabilities that it finds. It's able to find across a lot of different platforms and operating systems. It's also able to combine local testing with network-based testing.

JK
Senior Systems Administrator at Government Scientific Source
Real User
2019-11-07T10:35:00Z
07 November 19

The most valuable feature is how it scanned and detected through its database to let us know exactly what fixes we needed to put in place for the vulnerabilities. It detects and it also gives you the way to fix it.

SD
Senior Infrastructure Project Manager at a energy/utilities company with 501-1,000 employees
Real User
2019-09-08T09:50:00Z
08 September 19

The solution is very stable.

KalaiarasuSanthirasekeran - PeerSpot reviewer
Security Professional at a tech services company with 10,001+ employees
Real User
2019-01-10T08:22:00Z
10 January 19

I find the features that are most valuable are the policies that help us identify the vulnerabilities. These policies are then used for scanning instabilities and then identifying the particular vulnerabilities.

Thomas Kung - PeerSpot reviewer
Senior Consultant at Foris
MSP
2018-10-28T09:34:00Z
28 October 18

Tenable Nessus streamlines the process of scanning for our organization.

Ladislav Solc - PeerSpot reviewer
Managing partner at a tech services company with 51-200 employees
Consultant
2018-10-24T14:07:00Z
24 October 18

We looked at Tenable, Qualys and Rapid7. We found Tenable was the best of all three.

AK
IT Manager at Medmen
User
2018-08-29T19:26:00Z
29 August 18

It provides multiple recommendations towards the remedy of vulnerabilities.

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Janet Staver - PeerSpot reviewer
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15 December 21
The thing I like most about Tenable Nessus is its ease of use. I also like that it has highly customizable scans. Compared to other tools I have used in the past, Nessus has more plugins/add-ons, tests, and templates. In addition to being easy to set up, it provides you with the ability to safely migrate applications to the cloud. Tenable Nessus scales well with good VPR scores too, and so far I haven’t experienced any challenges. Another feature I really like about it is the plug-in text information, which I find to be quite useful. Overall, from what I can tell, the solution is also very stable and fast. One downside is that I feel the technical support has been quite disappointing. Qualys VM is excellent. It successfully provides continuous monitoring, it is simple to install, easy to maintain, good for scaling, and has very helpful technical support. Qualys VM also includes asset tagging and asset grouping, which I really like. Their dashboard is also flexible, allowing you to customize it any way you need to. While Qualys VM is a great solution and is reasonably steady, it also has a lot of room for improvement. Although their dashboard is customizable, it would be better if it had different tabs that allowed you to see trending vulnerabilities so that the trend analysis is easier. It does not have any features for scanning SCADA, Industrial Control Systems, and IoT. And the solution itself is pretty generic and could benefit from the addition of more assets. Conclusion: Tenable Nessus was the right choice for me because it fulfilled my business requirements, but also because I felt Qualys VM still has a long way to go.
Ariel Lindenfeld - PeerSpot reviewer
Director of Content at PeerSpot (formerly IT Central Station)
Feb 04, 2021
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FN
User with 10,001+ employees
10 October 19
- Great dashboard - Reporting - Supports multiple formats (PDF, CSV, XML) - Ease of management
CP
Team Leader - Applications Consultant at a tech services company with 501-1,000 employees
09 December 19
It should support any or all platform, depends on where you will need to use it. - OS (Linux, Windows) - DB (Oracle, MS SQL, DB2, etc.) - Cloud (Azure, AWS, Google)
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