Compare Rapid7 Metasploit vs. Tenable Nessus

Rapid7 Metasploit is ranked 6th in Vulnerability Management with 2 reviews while Tenable Nessus is ranked 4th in Vulnerability Management with 6 reviews. Rapid7 Metasploit is rated 7.0, while Tenable Nessus is rated 8.2. The top reviewer of Rapid7 Metasploit writes "The integration between Nmap, the database and Metasploit saves a lot of time. The initial setup was a bit tricky". On the other hand, the top reviewer of Tenable Nessus writes "The comprehensive coverage offered has been the most remarkable". Rapid7 Metasploit is most compared with Tenable Nessus, Wireshark and Darktrace, whereas Tenable Nessus is most compared with Qualys VM, Rapid7 Metasploit and Rapid7 InsightVM. See our Rapid7 Metasploit vs. Tenable Nessus report.
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Pros
The option to generate phishing emails has proven to be very valuable in understanding the behavior of users.It contains almost all the available exploits and payloads.It's not possible to do penetration testing without being very proficient in Metasploit.

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The solution is very stable.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.Tenable Nessus streamlines the process of scanning for our organization.We looked at Tenable, Qualys and Rapid7. We found Tenable was the best of all three.It provides multiple recommendations towards the remedy of vulnerabilities.It allows me to prioritize efforts and utilize effective technical resources.

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Cons
Metasploit cannot be installed on a machine with an antivirus.It is necessary to add some training materials and a tutorial for beginners.The initial setup was a bit "tweaky" for the open-source version.

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I would like to see an improvement in the ranking of high, medium and low vulnerability.We have had some false positives in the past, which we hope can improve in the future.This is still a maturing product. Tenable is only a scanner for one ability, while other solutions like Rapid7 have more tools for verification. We still have to manually verify to see if the vulnerability is a false positive or not.From my point of view the solution basically is not for the big enterprise.They should improve the I/O reporting and the customized spreadsheet export feature.Multiple steps to create an actionable plan will be a great addition to Nessus.

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Pricing and Cost Advice
It is expensive. Our license expired, and our company is not thinking to renew because of our budget.I use the open-source version of this product. Pricing is not relevant.

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I think the price is fairly affordable. It provides a license that is fair.The price of Tenable Nessus is much more competitive versus other solutions on the market.The pricing is much more manageable versus other products.

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Overview

Attackers are always developing new exploits and attack methods—Metasploit penetration testing software helps you use their own weapons against them. Utilizing an ever-growing database of exploits, you can safely simulate real-world attacks on your network to train your security team to spot and stop the real thing.

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
City of Corpus Christi, Diebold, Lumenate, Nebraska Public Power District, Prairie North Regional Health, Apptio, Automation Direct, Bob's Stores, Cardinal Innovations Healthcare Solutions, Carnegie Mellon UniversityBitbrains, Tesla, Just Eat, Crosskey Banking Solutions, Covenant Health, Youngstown State University
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Software R&D Company21%
Comms Service Provider13%
Manufacturing Company7%
Financial Services Firm7%
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