Tenable Nessus Alternatives and Competitors

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AbdulMohsin
Real User
Solution Architect at Beta Information Technology
May 21 2020

What is most valuable?

The most valuable feature is firewall management. It is excellent. It works by onboarding different firewall vendors and together with network assurance, builds a complete network model. Vulnerability management is very good and it has its… more »

How has it helped my organization?

With the combination of the vulnerability management database and third-party integration, vulnerability management is very rich. When you add the network model, Skybox can tell you exactly which vulnerabilities in the infrastructure are… more »

What needs improvement?

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 routing table, but it doesn't give you… more »

What other advice do I have?

My advice to anybody who is implementing this product is to make sure that they utilize it. The usage of it should be mandated for the NOC and SOC. They should use a single dashboard to take care of all of your infrastructure components… more »

Which other solutions did I evaluate?

I have been evaluating other options including RedSeal, AlgoSec, Tufin, and FireMon. Each vendor has its own strengths and weaknesses. I think that the network modeling capability in RedSeal is far ahead of the rest. Also, in terms of… more »
Real User
Director Of Information Technology at a government with 201-500 employees
Aug 09 2020

What is most valuable?

The main functionality of identifying item endpoints that weren't properly patched or had vulnerabilities is the solution's most valuable feature.

What needs improvement?

We found that after you passed an endpoint, it didn't always reflect it in the next scan. I'm not sure if it was a glitch or some issue with the product's software. That was never clear. That was… more »

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

I'm not sure what the solution would cost on a monthly or yearly basis.

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

The company did not use a different solution before using this product.

What other advice do I have?

The company I worked for was just a customer and I was just an end-user. There was no business relationship between the two companies that I was aware of. The company is considering moving from… more »

Which other solutions did I evaluate?

I'm not sure if the company evaluated other options or not. I wasn't part of that process. The company I'm working with now is looking at evaluating Tenable.io.
Sujit Sharma
Real User
Information Security Engineer at a tech services company with 1,001-5,000 employees
Nov 04 2018

What is most valuable?

The most valuable features are that it is a simple solution that makes scanning easy. You just give it a scheduled task, and it will do everything for you. The reporting… more »

How has it helped my organization?

Before using Qualys, we had other security tools. And, the main purpose was to remove the granularity. We had so many attacks every day. Qualys really helped us manage the… more »

What needs improvement?

The only improvement I can think of is on the implementation side, otherwise the operation is fine. At times it is a bit slow. Qualys is really nice, but people only use… more »

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

I am not personally involved with the pricing or licensing of the solution for our organization.

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

I have previous experience with Tenable Nessus. I like Qualys better because there are so many nice features, it builds better.

What other advice do I have?

A really nice feature of Qualys is the asset management. Some of the end users were using that function, and paid for that particular function. It is helpful to get a bit… more »

Which other solutions did I evaluate?

I have prior experience with Alert Logic CloudDefender, RSA, Odyssey and Forcepoint Websense (formerly Raytheon Websense).
Consultant
Senior Manager of System Security at a tech services company with 1,001-5,000 employees
Dec 13 2018

What is most valuable?

The most valuable one is the integration between Nmap, the database and Metasploit. That saves a lot of time.

How has it helped my organization?

The search engine is actually pretty cool. It actually allows you to search the vulnerability very fast, and the big difference is that the exploit you see on Metasploit has been tested and imported, it's going to work and it is not going… more »

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

I use the open-source version, not the paid version of this product.

What other advice do I have?

It's not possible to do penetration testing without being very proficient in Metasploit. It's impossible.

Which other solutions did I evaluate?

We looked at Metasploit vs Tenable Nessus and Metasploit vs OpenVAS. These solutions were more general scanners, and not as precise as Metasploit.
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