Tenable Nessus Review

Fast and easy to use, with good reporting and good support


What is our primary use case?

I have been using Tenable Nessus for my personal use. It works well.

I am using this solution for testing.

What is most valuable?

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

What needs improvement?

The only thing that I don't like is KBs information. For example, if we scan our workstation and you go to the results report that Nessus provides, we are going to see a lot of KBs as remediation. But in most cases, the KBs are always superseded.

Also, we are not able to apply those because Microsoft has already released a new TB. 

Nessus is not doing a good job in updating its remediation section of the reports.

Remediation needs improvement. They are providing a lot of superseded KBs as remediation.

For example, when you share that with several team members or with one individual, and you ask them to work on this, they reply with Microsoft already has something new.

For how long have I used the solution?

I have been using Tenable Nessus for approximately two years.

What do I think about the stability of the solution?

This solution is stable. I have not experienced any issues. It worked fine.

What do I think about the scalability of the solution?

It's a scalable solution. I have not had any problems.

I am the only person using this solution.

How are customer service and technical support?

Technical support is good. They provided information that is needed.

Which solution did I use previously and why did I switch?

Previously, I was not using another solution. I use Nessus through a course that I was taking in the security field.

How was the initial setup?

The initial setup was straightforward.

What about the implementation team?

We did not use a vendor or vendor team to implement this solution.

Which other solutions did I evaluate?

I have evaluated one other solution, but because of my company policies. I can't share that information.

Tenable has Tenable.io, and I believe that they have the remediation updated, but Tenable Nessus Professional does not. I don't think that they will continue to keep it available in the market. They should probably decommission it.

Remediation is better in other tools than with Nessus.

What other advice do I have?

For anyone who is interested in this solution, they should test the scan timing to see if it consumes a lot of time or not.

Research the remediation information to see if it is okay, or trust proof or not.

The reporting works well and it allows you to share. Also, support is important.

I would rate Tenable Nesuss an eight out of ten.

Which deployment model are you using for this solution?

On-premises
**Disclosure: I am a real user, and this review is based on my own experience and opinions.
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