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"Change Manager is most important because of the impact on each other of a network change or a firewall change. We want to understand this and to know, beforehand, what the impact of a change will be. We are a large network so that is a very important tool.""The solution's simplicity of use is its most valuable feature.""The port division management was the solution's most valuable aspect for our organization.""The most valuable features are Firewall Assurance and Vulnerability Control.""The most valuable feature is firewall management.""The feature that I have found the most valuable is that it gathers all the information from firewalls and then generates a report for me. I can then do some analytics and mediation based on what Skybox Security Suite provided.""The solution offers very nice dashboards and they've recently added a very good Java-based web interface."

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"We looked at Tenable, Qualys and Rapid7. We found Tenable was the best of all three.""Tenable Nessus streamlines the process of scanning for our organization.""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.""The solution is very stable.""The most valuable feature is the breadth of vulnerabilities that it finds. It's able to find across a lot of different platforms and operating systems. It's also able to combine local testing with network-based testing.""Nessus is good at finding out what nodes you have in place. It will then provide you a report, by node, of what the vulnerabilities are. It does it quickly and stealthfully.""It also has an executive report where you don't have to provide the client all the detail for them to sift though. But if they wish to dig through the detail they can.""Among the most valuable features are scanning for vulnerabilities and the reporting. The reporting templates are okay. I like that I can see all the hosts with different vulnerabilities."

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"The solution needs to add more automation and orchestration capabilities. Those features would make the solution much stronger.""The solution was quite technical. It would be easier to manage if the solution was more specific about aspects of the solution and provided more advisory around how to use it effectively. It would help users a lot if they were more clear about everything.""The most recent update was not tested with all of the vendors before it was released, so some of the features are misbehaving.""The Network Assurance, which helps to create the network model, is not so rich.""They can improve the user interface. They can also improve the web version. They have a so-called Java client in their roadmap, but I'm not sure when it will come.""The support could be improved."

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"From my point of view the solution basically is not for the big enterprise.""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.""We have had some false positives in the past, which we hope can improve in the future.""I would like to see an improvement in the ranking of high, medium and low vulnerability.""There is room for improvement in finishing the transition to the cloud. We'd like to see them keep on improving the Tenable.io product, so that we can migrate to it entirely, instead of having to keep the Tenable.sc on-prem product.""One area with room for improvement is instead of there just being a PDF format for output, I'd like the option of an Excel spreadsheet, whereby I could better track remediation efforts and provide reporting off of that.""We use credentialed scans. They need more permissions and more changes or settings on Windows and Linux.""There is room, overall, for improvement in the way it groups the workstations and the way it detects, when the vulnerability is scanned. Even when we would run a new scan, if it was an already existing vulnerability, it wouldn't put a new date on it."

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"Pricing is on the higher side. In terms of licensing, you should buy the complete suite rather than buying only the Change Manager. I think Change Manager with Vulnerability Control is something that would be interesting to look at.""The price is not expensive.""Currently, the licensing costs me about $300 USD for the year. This is a huge amount for my environment."

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

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Top Answer: The most valuable feature is firewall management.
Top Answer: The Network Assurance, which helps to create the network model, is not so rich. It tells you the best part, and it gives you the alternate routes that are available based on the configuration and the… more »
Top Answer: Qualys is clearly the winner, especially with the new VMDR offering. 
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Skybox Security
Tenable Network Security
Overview

The Skybox Security Suite platform combines firewall and network device data with vulnerability and threat intelligence, prioritizing security issues in the context of your unique environment. Powerful attack vector analytics reduce response times and risks, bringing firewall, vulnerability and threat management processes for complex networks under control.

Firewall Assurance brings all firewalls into one normalized view, continuously monitoring policy compliance, optimizing firewall rulesets and finding attack vectors that others miss. Skybox covers the most comprehensive list of firewall vendors, complex rulesets, even virtual and cloud-based firewalls. With proven scalability in 1,500+ firewall deployments, Firewall Assurance keeps rules optimized and ensures changes don’t introduce new risk. 

Gain total visibility of the vulnerabilities in your attack surface without waiting for a scan. Leverage Skybox Research Lab's vulnerability and threat intelligence, and automatically correlate it to your unique environment. With network modeling and advanced simulations, pinpoint exposed vulnerabilities and other attack vectors. And use context to prioritize vulnerabilities in terms of actual risk and respond to threats with accuracy and efficiency.

For more information or to view a demo, visit www.skyboxsecurity.com.

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
ADP, Blue Cross Blue Shield, BT, USAID, Delta Dental, EDF Energy, EMC, HSBC, Johnson & JohnsonBitbrains, Tesla, Just Eat, Crosskey Banking Solutions, Covenant Health, Youngstown State University
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Financial Services Firm29%
Insurance Company14%
Energy/Utilities Company14%
Healthcare Company14%
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Computer Software Company36%
Comms Service Provider21%
Financial Services Firm7%
Media Company5%
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Retailer8%
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Comms Service Provider20%
Government6%
Media Company5%
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Small Business39%
Midsize Enterprise9%
Large Enterprise52%
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Small Business29%
Midsize Enterprise43%
Large Enterprise29%
Find out what your peers are saying about Skybox Security Suite vs. Tenable Nessus and other solutions. Updated: November 2020.
447,546 professionals have used our research since 2012.
Skybox Security Suite is ranked 6th in Vulnerability Management with 7 reviews while Tenable Nessus is ranked 1st in Vulnerability Management with 14 reviews. Skybox Security Suite is rated 7.4, while Tenable Nessus is rated 8.6. The top reviewer of Skybox Security Suite writes "Rich vulnerability management that is controlled from a single pane of glass, but the network modeling capability needs improvement". On the other hand, the top reviewer of Tenable Nessus writes "Saves me significant time when putting together reports for compliance agencies". Skybox Security Suite is most compared with AlgoSec, Tufin, FireMon, RedSeal and Qualys VM, whereas Tenable Nessus is most compared with Tenable.io Vulnerability Management, Rapid7 InsightVM, Qualys VM, Tenable SC and Microsoft Intune. See our Skybox Security Suite vs. Tenable Nessus report.

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