Tenable Nessus Review

Easy to set up and use, reasonably-priced, and works well out of the box


What is our primary use case?

Our use cases are pretty straightforward. We primarily use it for conducting vulnerability scans.

What is most valuable?

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

What needs improvement?

The reporting interface is in need of improvement. The reports are okay, but the interface is a bit difficult to navigate in some cases.

Nessus is not very good at identifying web application vulnerabilities, which means that we need to buy another product like Acunetix or EMC Networker to handle that part. This is an area that could be enhanced because we would prefer to have these capabilities in one application.

For how long have I used the solution?

I have been using Tenable Nessus for more than 10 years.

What do I think about the stability of the solution?

Tenable is a reliable solution.

What do I think about the scalability of the solution?

We have not had any use cases that required scaling.

Our installation is a single tenant.

How are customer service and technical support?

We haven't had the need to contact technical support.

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

Many years ago, we tried Nexpose by Rapid7.

How was the initial setup?

The initial setup was easy and very straightforward.

It took about half an hour to deploy, including all of the updates. It is the updates that take time to complete.

What's my experience with pricing, setup cost, and licensing?

We pay approximately $2,500 on a yearly basis. We do not pay any fees in addition to the standard licensing costs.

What other advice do I have?

Ultimately, we plan to use this product less because it is something that we advise our customers to buy for themselves. They should not be using our solution.

My advice for anybody who is considering Tenable Nessus is that it is easy to install, easy and straightforward to use, and not expensive. These are the reasons that we advice our customers to use it.

I would rate this solution an eight out of ten.

Which deployment model are you using for this solution?

On-premises
**Disclosure: My company has a business relationship with this vendor other than being a customer: Partner
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