Tenable Nessus Review

Great scanning capabilities for servers, but limited when it comes to networks


What is our primary use case?

As new upgrades to the software come out periodically, I am currently using the latest version. 

What is most valuable?

I feel comfortable with the solution's vulnerability scanning capabilities.

What needs improvement?

While the solution is great for scanning servers, its features are limited when it comes to scanning network devices for vulnerabilities. 

For how long have I used the solution?

I have been using Tenable Nessus since 2015. 

How are customer service and technical support?

I can say that I am satisfied with Tenable Nessus' support and customer relations, which is why I'm still with the solution.

Technical support is very user-friendly. Upon entering their forum I can easily find the answers I seek, which I feel to be understandable and helpful. I have not any issues with the software that would have given me reason to engage technical support. 

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

I did not use an alternate solution prior to Tenable Nessus and have been using it since the inception of my career in information security. 

How was the initial setup?

The installation of the solution was extremely easy. 

What about the implementation team?

There was no need for me to involve my system administrator in the installation process, as I was able to handle it on my own. It is easy to install the solution on any server. 

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

The price is reasonable. 

What other advice do I have?

I am actually using the solution in three or four different organizations, including Engro and Martin Dow. 

There are two or three people using the solution in my organization on an ongoing basis in key dedicated positions. 

As Tenable Nessus lacks adequate network vulnerability scanning features, I rate it as a seven 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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