Tenable SC Pros and Cons

Tenable SC Pros

reviewer1230882
Sr. Principal IT Architect at a manufacturing company with 10,001+ employees
The predictive prioritization features are pretty good. They do a lot of research and we trust the research that they do internally. They have knowledge of what's going on with many companies, where we only get a view into what's going on here. So the ability to get best practices out of them as part of this solution, is valuable to us.
Tenable also helps us to focus resources on the vulnerabilities that are most likely to be exploited. And since it is continuously updated, it allows us to reevaluate quickly if there are new vulnerabilities found...
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Joey Smith
Medical Device Cybersecurity Analyst at a healthcare company with 10,001+ employees
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.
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Justin Kolker
IT Security Specialist at a consultancy with 1,001-5,000 employees
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.
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Beej
Information Security Expert at a comms service provider with 5,001-10,000 employees
We really love the Security Center dashboard. It basically performs vulnerability scanning and then outputs a vulnerability data.
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Abill Nerry
Senior Manager, IT Security at a financial services firm with 5,001-10,000 employees
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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SeniorIn3d86
Senior Information Security Analyst at a financial services firm with 1,001-5,000 employees
I think that this is a good solution for evaluating vulnerability in the network.
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Manoj Nair
Tech Specialist at select softwares
This solution has a much lower rate of false positives compared to competing products.
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reviewer1317705
IT Consultant - Microsoft Design and Implementation at a tech services company with 1,001-5,000 employees
The scans are the most valuable aspect of this solution.
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Tenable SC Cons

reviewer1230882
Sr. Principal IT Architect at a manufacturing company with 10,001+ employees
There's a lot of information being streamed out of the reports. What would be nice, and maybe we just haven't found it, would be more of an executive-type view. We still expect it to collect all this information, but we would like a feature that would allow us to show it to an executive or a director or someone like that and give them some type of high-level overview but not get into the nitty-gritty.
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Joey Smith
Medical Device Cybersecurity Analyst at a healthcare company with 10,001+ employees
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.
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Justin Kolker
IT Security Specialist at a consultancy with 1,001-5,000 employees
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.
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Beej
Information Security Expert at a comms service provider with 5,001-10,000 employees
A good plugin editor would be a good additional option for the Security Center.
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Abill Nerry
Senior Manager, IT Security at a financial services firm with 5,001-10,000 employees
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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SeniorIn3d86
Senior Information Security Analyst at a financial services firm with 1,001-5,000 employees
The web application scanning area can be improved.
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Manoj Nair
Tech Specialist at select softwares
The vulnerability scan does not work correctly until the access privileges are set by the system administrator.
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reviewer1317705
IT Consultant - Microsoft Design and Implementation at a tech services company with 1,001-5,000 employees
The reporting needs a lot of work on the template.
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Learn what your peers think about Tenable SC. Get advice and tips from experienced pros sharing their opinions. Updated: April 2020.
418,116 professionals have used our research since 2012.