Compare Tenable Nessus vs. Tenable SecurityCenter

Tenable Nessus is ranked 3rd in Vulnerability Management with 6 reviews while Tenable SecurityCenter is ranked 4th in Vulnerability Management with 7 reviews. Tenable Nessus is rated 8.2, while Tenable SecurityCenter is rated 7.8. The top reviewer of Tenable Nessus writes "The comprehensive coverage offered has been the most remarkable". On the other hand, the top reviewer of Tenable SecurityCenter writes "Enables very customized policies to routinely scan, while simultaneously not causing impact". Tenable Nessus is most compared with Qualys VM, Rapid7 Metasploit and Rapid7 InsightVM, whereas Tenable SecurityCenter is most compared with Rapid7 InsightVM, Qualys VM and ForeScout CounterACT. See our Tenable Nessus vs. Tenable SecurityCenter report.
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Pros
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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This solution has a much lower rate of false positives compared to competing products.One of the most valuable features is their distributed scan model for allotting engines to work together as a pool and handle multiple scans at once, across multiple environments. Automatic scanning distribution is a distinguishing feature of their toolset.What is useful to me is being able to fulfill very customized scanning policies. In the clinical environment, because of vendor control, we can't perform credential-vulnerability scanning. And network scans, which I've done before, can cause a lot of impact. Being able to create very customized policies to be able to routinely scan and audit our clinical networks, while simultaneously not causing impact, is important to us.I think that this is a good solution for evaluating vulnerability in the network.We really love the Security Center dashboard. It basically performs vulnerability scanning and then outputs a vulnerability data.The most valuable feature of the product is the Assurance Report Card, which gives us an overview of the security poster in just a simple glance.Initial setup was pretty straightforward.It basically reviews our threat landscape vulnerability.

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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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The vulnerability scan does not work correctly until the access privileges are set by the system administrator.It's good at creating information, it's good creating dashboards, it's good at creating reports, but if you want to take that reporting metadata and put it into another tool, that is a little bit lacking.If I want to have a very low-managed scan policy, it's a lot of work to create something which is very basic. If I use a tool like Nmap, all I have to do is download it, install it, type in the command, and it's good to go. In Security Center, I have to go through a lot of work to create a policy that's very basic.The web application scanning area can be improved.A good plugin editor would be a good additional option for the Security Center.In terms of configuration, there is some level of flexibility that we are not able to achieve.At times we have had the typical bugs.

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Pricing and Cost Advice
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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Costing is pretty reasonable compared to the competition.The pricing is more than Nexpose.The licensing costs for this solution are approximately $100,000 US, and I think that covers everything.We're able to save because we don't have to employ more staff members to help wit ht he scheduling of the scans, running the reports or sending them out to the systems owners. That alone is a big ROI for us.It is slightly more expensive than other solutions in the same sphere.

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Overview

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.

SecurityCenter consolidates and evaluates vulnerability data across the enterprise, prioritizing security risks and providing a clear view of your security posture. With SecurityCenter, get the visibility and context you need to effectively prioritize and remediate vulnerabilities, ensure compliance with IT security frameworks, standards and regulations, and take decisive action to ensure the effectiveness of your IT security program and reduce business risk.

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Sample Customers
Bitbrains, Tesla, Just Eat, Crosskey Banking Solutions, Covenant Health, Youngstown State UniversityIBM, Sempra Energy, Microsoft, Apple, Adidas, Union Pacific
Top Industries
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Software R&D Company30%
Comms Service Provider15%
Media Company9%
Manufacturing Company4%
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Software R&D Company33%
Comms Service Provider16%
Media Company7%
Financial Services Firm7%
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