Tenable Nessus Alternatives and Competitors

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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.

If you previously used a different solution, which one did you use and why did you 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).
Real User
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.
Nanda-Kumar
Consultant
Security Team Lead at a tech services company with 10,001+ employees
Dec 13 2018

How has it helped my organization?

When it comes to the automation, we use the plug-ins that are compatible with the dimensions. Once the builder is done, we run the test cases. Then it is installed onto the server and we run the test cases on the server after the installation.

What needs improvement?

It gives false positives at times, and this a problem. It causes problems with reporting. In addition, I did not find plug-ins for a Rapid7 InsightVM. It would be much more informational to run it through directly, so once the app is installed, once the software is installed on that particular… more»

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

I was not involved with the purchase of the product. This is dealt with by our sales team.

If you previously used a different solution, which one did you use and why did you switch?

I previously used Tenable Nessus and Nessus Scan. Insight VM vs Tenable Nessus is a more user-friendly product.
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