Tenable SC Valuable Features

Sr. Principal IT Architect at a manufacturing company with 10,001+ employees
The continuous monitoring piece has been very valuable to us. The vulnerability priority setting in the software has been very useful to us as it allows us to focus on what's most important. We use it as a piece of our holistic look into our security stance. 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. The Vulnerability Priority Rating is also pretty good. It's a much more holistic view, instead of being very binary, which we tend to see. It lets us focus on what's most important to us, especially because it goes across many products that we have. It's good in that we see how each of these stacks up and where our priorities should be. Should they be in Cisco, should they be in Microsoft, should they be in Linux? That's very useful to us as well. We'd love to do all the work right now, but we have to pick some type of priority in terms of what we're going to focus on, before we focus on the less vulnerable items. View full review »
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. That requires a lot of flexibility in how we create the policies, so flexibility in policy-creation is a big feature. For me, another useful feature of the tool is the dashboard and reporting. That is a big piece for me. The reporting covers most of my needs. In terms of integrations, so far, from what we've seen and for what we're trying to accomplish, it's been pretty flexible. The Vulnerability Priority Rating is useful. I run scans on all of our medical equipment and we have stuff that's still Windows 2000. Equipment is so expensive to upgrade and replace. I find a lot of it shows up red for vulnerabilities that we really can't do anything about. The predictive stuff helps prioritize some of those risks. At a high level, it helps narrow that scope. There is still a lot of manual work on my end because, as I mentioned, I really have to know what equipment I'm looking at exactly from a medical standpoint. But it does help narrow the scope. View full review »
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. Also, the ability to trend data back as far back as we have disk space for, is helpful. Finally, the ability to write custom audit files is a really helpful and useful feature. That's something that not a lot of assessment companies have gotten right. There's room for improvement, but literally being able to take the text file, open it up, and adjust the changes, write your own regex and write your own checks, is huge. View full review »
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CIO / IT Consultant at RedShift
The most valuable features are the dashboards and reporting. They have multiple dashboards and reports for different types of details that can be used for different levels of reporting. This means that by using a high-level report, the top rank in the company can understand what the risk is, as well as how it is violating policy. Similarly, technical people can use a more detailed report to understand what they have to cover and what the criticality of it is. This product has the best results in terms of the lowest number of false-positives and false-negatives. There are multiple types of engines that cover almost any necessity that the company can have for vulnerability and compliance. View full review »
Program Manager at a tech services company with 201-500 employees
The feature we've liked most recently was being able to take the YARA rules from FireEye and put them into Tenable's scan for the most recent SolarWinds exploit. That was really useful. View full review »
Senior Information Security Analyst at a financial services firm with 1,001-5,000 employees
The most valuable feature is its ability to scan for vulnerabilities in our important systems, networks devices, and so on. View full review »
Presales Engineer at a tech services company with 11-50 employees
This solution is very customizable compared to everything else I've seen on the market, so you can easily customize it to suit your needs. There are a lot of templates you can use and you can install it pretty quickly so in one hour you can have your scanner up and running. View full review »
Manoj Nair
Tech Specialist at Select Softwares
The dashboard and the templates used to delvelop reports are awesome. It is easy to run, scan, and categorize an asset as and when needed. The same asset can be present in two or more groups based on the identification. This solution can now be deployed in cloud setups. This solution provides a good reporting system and with a reasonably good level of third-party integration. McAfee has leveraged this capability beautifully in its Policy Orchestrator. View full review »
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. The reporting isn't so good but I use scans the most. The reporting needs a lot of work on the template. View full review »
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