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"Maturity makes it a stable product.""Great for software update needs, operating system version updates, and security policy enforcement.""We already use a lot of Microsoft products in our company, and therefore, it made sense to also use this product.""The most valuable feature is the UEM capabilities.""I would say the biggest benefit is the single-pane view. There's no jumping around multiple UI's to do your overall management.""The most valuable feature for us is the security, including risk analysis and patch management.""I like how Microsoft Intune lets me lock down the email profile and make it accessible only on certain devices.""One of the main features of the solution is it allows the management of many devices in different ways."

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"Tenable Nessus is cheap and flexible.""The most valuable features are that it's fast, it's easy to use and it provides good reports.""A valuable feature of the solution is that it is easy to understand.""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.""User friendly and good dashboards.""With the Tenable Nessus enterprise edition, you have unlimited licenses to scan the device.""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.""Ease of reviewing scores, identifying vulnerabilities, and getting information on them."

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"Reporting could be improved. It needs to be more expensive and robust.""There is improvement needed in integrating with the installed Office solutions versions, such as Office 2019. The Office 365 integrates without a problem.""Regarding mobile devices, Intune is good, but there are other services that I would say are ahead of Intune from an administration and reporting point of view.""It should be simplified. I've worked with many different mobile device management solutions, and Intune is one of the more complex ones. It could be more simplified, and some of it is related to the wording that is being used, such as a configuration profile versus a policy. They really should have had different names to make it less confusing.""They need to add more group policies. Intune currently does not have many group policies that you can deploy. Its reporting, which is very limited at the moment, also needs improvement. It will be great if they can add report customization. Its stability needs to be improved. Sometimes, when you register a device in Intune, it doesn't show up instantly on the engine portal on the admin side. They need to provide better support for complicated issues. They also have a long turnaround time.""I'm still playing around with it and haven't had any issues with the product yet, but support can definitely be improved.""It would be helpful if there was proactive remediation.""The feature that allows us to import the business application from the configuration manager to Intune is not very good at this time."

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"We feel the solution's technical support to be very bad.""The solution could improve by having better integration with different vendors' IPS solutions. The ACLs and IPS policies signatures should be enabled based on the results of Tenable Nessus automatically, we currently have to do it manually which is very time-consuming. It has done a good job integrating with Fortinet but we would like it to be better integrated with other solutions that we have.""It wasn't very clear how the scripts are running the scans. There's information about the script but it's not straightforward. The script information for each of the plugins should be available, but it doesn't give us straightforward direct information about how it was executed. That needs to be more clear.""Consumes more system resources when it's running.""The solution should be able to support more devices.""One area that has room for improvement is the reporting. I'm preparing reports for Windows and Linux machines, etc. Currently, I'm collecting three or four reports and turning them into one report. I don't know if it is possible to combine all of them in one report, but that would be helpful.""Tenable Nessus is not feasible for a large company.""Scans aren't done properly and some devices aren't pinged."

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"The price could be better.""There is a license needed to use the solution and we are on an annual license.""There is a license needed for this solution and it is either included in one of the enterprise license agreements. Microsoft licensing is a mathematical institute, it could be quite complex. We tend to ask specialized organizations to research what the most profitable way it would be for us to use licenses in the organizations.""The price is reasonable, but they should lower it a bit to make it more competitive. It's cheaper than AirWatch and other products, but I still feel like Microsoft can make a base version or with Exchange online or a la carte only Intune version which will be useful. A customer who doesn't want to go full-fledged E3 or E5 can take out or consume an Intune solution only for their purpose, and we want to target that customer.""For Microsoft 365 E5 clients, cost is not an issue as this product is one of the benefits.""The pricing needs improvement.""If you're ever going to buy an Office 365 environment, then pricing is reasonable given all that it does, but if you're not, then you might find the pricing expensive.""The price of Intune is often included as part of a bundle with other Microsoft licenses, which makes it somewhat cheaper."

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"We have a subscription, the licensing fees are paid yearly, and I am using the latest version.""The price of the solution is reasonable.""Nowadays, your vulnerability applications are going to be kind of pricey because lots of them, including Rapid7, are based upon a base price, but then they add in the nodes. That's where they get you. If you're a big network, obviously, you need to scan everything. Therefore, it's going to be costly. The risk and insurance money associated with having ransomware on my networks is going to cost me more money, time, and marketing than the price of the tool. That's why I'm speaking only as an information security officer to security operations. This is the tool that is there in my toolbox to say whether we vulnerable or not. At this point, I don't care about how much it costs my company to have it because if I wasn't able to report it and we got ransomware, then who cares? I'm probably going to be out of business because it happened. That's why I don't care about the price. I have it, and I could use it effectively and do my report. At the end of the day, even if we get ransomware, as long as I reported it, followed my protocol, and put in the change, irrespective of whether it was ignored or denied, I did my job.""One problem with Tenable is its pricing policy. Optimal results can be achieved with Greenbone Solutions which has much more friendly pricing policies.""The solution has free options.""There is an annual license required to use this solution.""In general, it is extremely expensive.""We pay approximately $2,500 on a yearly basis."

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Questions from the Community
Top Answer: Microsoft Intune is a great tool for managing a mobile device fleet while keeping access control. The solution makes it easy to control security and manage the usage of mobile apps when you have a… more »
Top Answer:  Microsoft Intune offers not only an easy-to-deploy data protection and productivity management solution, but also access to both Microsoft’s user community as well as around-the-clock customer… more »
Top Answer: Our organization researched both Microsoft Intune and IBM MaaS360 when considering the type of endpoint security tool that we wanted. Ultimately we decided to choose IBM MaaS360 to secure and manage… more »
Top Answer: You have full visibility across cloud, network, virtual, and containerized infrastructures with Rapid7 Insight VM. You can easily prioritize vulnerabilities using attacker analytics. Overall, Rapid7… more »
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: 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.
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Intune is a cloud-based service in the enterprise mobility management (EMM) space that helps enable your workforce to be productive while keeping your corporate data protected. With Intune, you can:

  • Manage the mobile devices your workforce uses to access company data.
  • Manage the mobile apps your workforce uses.
  • Protect your company information by helping to control the way your workforce accesses and shares it.
  • Ensure devices and apps are compliant with company security requirements.

Nessus Professional is the industry’s most widely deployed assessment solution for identifying the vulnerabilities, configuration issues, and malware that attackers use to penetrate your, or your customer's network. With the broadest coverage, the latest intelligence, rapid updates, and an easy-to-use interface, Nessus offers an effective and comprehensive vulnerability scanning package for one low cost.

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Sample Customers
Mitchells and Buzzers, Callaway
Bitbrains, Tesla, Just Eat, Crosskey Banking Solutions, Covenant Health, Youngstown State University
Top Industries
Financial Services Firm17%
Computer Software Company17%
Pharma/Biotech Company10%
Comms Service Provider10%
Computer Software Company25%
Comms Service Provider19%
Manufacturing Company5%
Financial Services Firm20%
Security Firm15%
Manufacturing Company15%
Healthcare Company10%
Computer Software Company26%
Comms Service Provider20%
Financial Services Firm6%
Company Size
Small Business27%
Midsize Enterprise13%
Large Enterprise60%
Small Business13%
Midsize Enterprise18%
Large Enterprise69%
Small Business37%
Midsize Enterprise34%
Large Enterprise29%
Small Business17%
Midsize Enterprise22%
Large Enterprise61%
Find out what your peers are saying about Microsoft, JAMF, VMware and others in Enterprise Mobility Management (EMM). Updated: November 2021.
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Microsoft Intune is ranked 1st in Enterprise Mobility Management (EMM) with 41 reviews while Tenable Nessus is ranked 1st in Vulnerability Management with 23 reviews. Microsoft Intune is rated 7.6, while Tenable Nessus is rated 8.4. The top reviewer of Microsoft Intune writes "Unified endpoint management that has the flexibility of stand-alone components". On the other hand, the top reviewer of Tenable Nessus writes "Easy to use, good support, and gives full reports of what's vulnerable per device". Microsoft Intune is most compared with VMware Workspace ONE, Jamf Pro, IBM MaaS360, ManageEngine Desktop Central and Symantec Client Management Suite, whereas Tenable Nessus is most compared with Tenable.io Vulnerability Management, Rapid7 InsightVM, Qualys VM, Tenable SC and Tripwire IP360.

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