Tenable Nessus Valuable Features

reviewer1239462
CISO at a financial services firm with 201-500 employees
Nessus gives me a good preview of vulnerabilities and good suggestions for remediation. It's easy to find a description of a given vulnerability and solutions for it. View full review »
reviewer1229910
Security Architect at a logistics company with 10,001+ employees
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. When it comes to vulnerability prioritization, Tenable's predictive features are off to a great start. It's definitely giving us more data to help prioritize, instead of just relying on straight CVSS. The vulnerability priority rating has been accurate and is helping us prioritize effectively, based on risk or based on the likelihood of being exploited. Based on what they say, and comparing it to what we are seeing with malware exploits, their predictions are lining up with what we are seeing being exploited. View full review »
Keith S. Crumpton
President and Sr CISO Consultant at CISO Consulting Inc.
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. The predictive prioritization features are spot-on. I enjoy how it actually gives me a prioritization that I can address and it associates it with a known vulnerability. I like that. View full review »
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John-Kang
Senior Systems Administrator at Government Scientific Source
The most valuable feature is how it scanned and detected through its database to let us know exactly what fixes we needed to put in place for the vulnerabilities. It detects and it also gives you the way to fix it. The product's VPR did a great job in prioritizing and giving the highs versus the mediums; it did a great job providing the different ratings and priorities. View full review »
Jairo Willian Pereira
Information Security Manager at a financial services firm with 501-1,000 employees
Scanners and reports using CIS templates ("de-facto" standard, easy to fix and to locate correction tips in the documentation), tests against cloud providers, database profiles, several types of telecom devices, and other highly customizable scans. You can scale your environment to gradually increase the quality, depth, and quantity of the tests, enabling you to learn and gradually optimize your vulnerability management platform(s)/instance(s). The possibility of integration with other market tools (Kenna, Archer...) is another differential. View full review »
MadhavanSrinivasan
CEO at Screenit Labs Pvt Ltd
We have done code scanning for a long period because as a company, we do DevOps as part of our development life cycle. We like scanning the ports and security as well as application-level security. View full review »
JianHuang
Network Security Engineer at a construction company with 1,001-5,000 employees
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. I can export reports to Excel to adjust them and it's a convenient way to send them to my manager. We actually use the report feature to identify all the vulnerabilities on all the hosts. * The prioritization is done quickly and is good. * Their VPR is good. * I'm also able to find its features easily. View full review »
reviewer1392108
Vulnerability Management Analyst at a financial services firm with 10,001+ employees
The VPR scores are the solution's most valuable aspects. The plug-in text information is quite useful. The solution can scale well. We've found the solution to be quite stable. View full review »
Miguel Angel Hernández Armas
Implementation Engineer at GFx Soluciones
The comprehensive coverage offered by Nessus has been the most remarkable; it really does everything that has been asked of the software. It's great, the possibility of automating implementations and really your database is immense for all the compliances and vulnerabilities. Tenable University is great and allows to train all the personnel in charge of making the scans in an optimal and effective way. View full review »
Thomas Kung
Senior Consultant at a tech company with 1,001-5,000 employees
We wanted to do a lot of Hardening and we have to make sure that all endpoints are up to the certain Hardening standard and we propose the CIS benchmark to do this. That's why we use Tenable to do scanning frequency and to ensure the quality of the endpoints. View full review »
KalaiarasuSanthirasekeran
Security Professional at a tech services company with 10,001+ employees
I find the features that are most valuable are the policies that help us identify the vulnerabilities. These policies are then used for scanning and identifying instabilities. View full review »
Infraprojman67
Senior Infrastructure Project Manager at a energy/utilities company with 501-1,000 employees
The feature I find most valuable is the vulnerability reporting. View full review »
Learn what your peers think about Tenable Nessus. Get advice and tips from experienced pros sharing their opinions. Updated: April 2020.
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