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Nov 26 2019
Enables us to centralize and correlate all data and understand where the gaps are in our security posture
What is most valuable?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… more»
How has it helped my organization?It helps us prioritize based on risk and it also helps us prioritize manpower, to show we are getting the most value from the limited number of man-hours that all… more»
What needs improvement?Using the product — especially very early on — even though we have things like prioritization, it can be a little verbose in that there's a lot of information being… more»
What's my experience with pricing, setup cost, and licensing?I don't know our licensing costs but they're in the seven figures. We have an enterprise license, so I believe everything is tied up in that. We do not have any additional… more»
Which solution did I use previously and why did I switch?We previously used their lower version of security management. It was their single-install product, Nessus. We were using the standalone, non-enterprise version.
What other advice do I have?Go in with open expectations. Companies don't realize how big their infrastructure really is before they can get a single pane of glass view, which Tenable provides. Don't… more»
Which other solutions did I evaluate?We did two sets of white papers looking at the competition. We did a white paper in 2015 and another one in 2018. We selected Tenable after the 2018 white paper was… more»
Jun 02 2019
What is most valuable?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… more»
How has it helped my organization?My department is not enterprise-managed. We don't use like tools like SCCM to push out patches. Everything is manual updating. I need to be able to track and audit against… more»
What needs improvement?In terms of the reporting, it's good for IT tools, but it doesn't give me contextual insight into what device, what kind of medical equipment it is. And in my world… more»
What's my experience with pricing, setup cost, and licensing?The pricing is more than Rapid7 Nexpose. PVS and the agents, etc., are all part of that agreement. So it's pretty comprehensive, but I don't know how much it is.
Which solution did I use previously and why did I switch?We used Rapid7 Nexpose. In our view, Security Center is a more thorough tool. It has more plugins to scan against a lot of vulnerabilities, and it is a bit more granular… more»
What other advice do I have?In my type of medical environment, when you get into an operational technology environment, PVS or something that's a passive scanner is more the way to go than something… more»
Which other solutions did I evaluate?In my own work, I've used some open-source solutions like Nmap. I've messed around with Retina, another open-source solution. Most of the stuff I've used has been… more»
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Jul 10 2019
Automatic scanning distribution and the ability to write custom audit files are distinguishing features
What is most valuable?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… more»
How has it helped my organization?The ability to view the plug-ins, the way that the plug-in library works, is really good. It's not an individual list of 80 million different CVEs. We can actually just say, "Hey, here's a plug-in,"… more»
What needs improvement?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… more»
Which solution did I use previously and why did I switch?We migrated from Nexpose. We switched because Nexpose is not a scalable product for an enterprise. Also, in most instances, SecurityCenter is less false-positive prone and the detection seems to be… more»
What other advice do I have?Make sure that your sizing is done correctly, in terms of the hardware size. When you do buy Tenable, a lot of times you'll use Professional Services to help you implement the tool. Whatever advice… more»
Which other solutions did I evaluate?We evaluated Qualys. It depends on whether you want to do on-prem or in the cloud. Qualys really is a black box. You literally put this thing on your network, you can't touch it, and if you want to do… more»
Jan 17 2019
What is most valuable?We really love the Security Center dashboard. It performs vulnerability scanning and then outputs vulnerability data. When you are working with one, two, three, up to 10 IT pieces of equipment, managing the vulnerability data would just be… more»
How has it helped my organization?Before, we did manual management of our assets. We have an EXO file that has all our assets in it. They have the IP address and all the details of each equipment. We manually enrolled those assets to our vulnerability scanning tool for them… more»
What needs improvement?One of the challenges that we may have experienced with that platform would be the flexibility of how to modify or create. They have this configuration compliance audit function, so if ever an organization has their own configuration… more»
Which solution did I use previously and why did I switch?We previously used Qualys Virtual Scanner Appliance.
What other advice do I have?Before, just preparing the monthly scans alone would take us about two weeks to set up. Then, we would have to wait for at least another two weeks for those assessments to be done, for the scanning to be done, and then it will take us about… more»
Nov 05 2018
With the Assurance Report Cards, we can have a quick review of security concerns in a simple glance.
What is most valuable?One valuable feature is the Assurance Report Card. with the Assurance Report Card, we are able to give our overview about security posters in just a glance. And with a report to cut this we can… more»
How has it helped my organization?It easily detects issues, and alarms the site.
What needs improvement?In terms of the configuration of the reports, there's some level of flexibility that we are not able to achieve. In terms of configuring the reports to achieve certain percentages and all of that. So… more»
What's my experience with pricing, setup cost, and licensing?It is slightly more expensive than other solutions in the same sphere.
Which solution did I use previously and why did I switch?I considered Rapid7 Nexpose and Metasploit in the past.
What other advice do I have?If you are considering a product like this, you must take into account and properly plan, scope, and scan. You need to know how to properly place your scanners and how to schedule automatic scans. You… more»
Jul 11 2018
What is most valuable?The 'raw syslog' search functions are fairly nice for tracking down debug info from an event, but it's usefulness is extremely low when compared with ArcSight in terms of its usefulness in network… more»
How has it helped my organization?In terms of vulnerability mitigation, SecurityCenter has worked quite well and is a perfect replacement for GFI LanGuard. Unfortunately, it's also being posed to my team as what we're supposed to use… more»
What needs improvement?Security Center's vulnerability scanners are excellent in terms of compliance reporting, and the dashboards certainly seem to make the less technical of our staff all starry-eyed, but to be honest, I… more»
Which solution did I use previously and why did I switch?ArcSight Express; my employers sought a less expensive solution. If I'd had any sway on the decision, it wouldn't have happened, or at least, it would have happened differently. The two products… more»
What other advice do I have?Know what you're getting into, and know the difference between security compliance suites and SIEM suites. The two are very different, which is why I'm very unhappy using SecurityCenter, because it's… more»
Which other solutions did I evaluate?No, I wasn't given the opportunity. SecurityCenter was brought in, vetted, and implemented by a separate team from the one I work with daily.
May 10 2019
What is most valuable?The most valuable feature is its ability to scan for vulnerabilities in our important systems, networks devices, and so on.
How has it helped my organization?This solution has given us visibility of the vulnerability in our network. It also shows what needs to be done to negate the vulnerabilities by providing links to the… more»
What needs improvement?The web application scanning area can be improved. A feature that I would like to see is the ability to integrate with exploit tools.
What's my experience with pricing, setup cost, and licensing?The licensing costs for this solution are approximately $100,000 US, and I think that covers everything.
Which solution did I use previously and why did I switch?We did not use a solution prior to this one.
What other advice do I have?This is a good solution for evaluating vulnerability in the network. It gives wide coverage, and it is able to scan most platforms on the network. I would rate this… more»
Which other solutions did I evaluate?Before choosing this solution we evaluated Qualys Labs and Rapid7.
Oct 01 2019
Provides clear and precise vulnerability details with few false positives compared to other solutions
What is most valuable?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… more»
How has it helped my organization?This solution has a much lower rate of false positives compared to competing products. It can operate in hybrid mode, too. The greatest strength of the product comes up when the agent is deployed on… more»
What needs improvement?We need to give more customer demos and also highlight the strengths of the product that have been developed over a twenty-year period. The vulnerability scan does not work correctly until the access… more»
What's my experience with pricing, setup cost, and licensing?Costing is pretty reasonable compared to the competition.
Which solution did I use previously and why did I switch?We did not use another solution prior to this one.
Which other solutions did I evaluate?We evaluated Rapid7 and Qualys before choosing this solution.
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What is Tenable SecurityCenter?
SecurityCenter consolidates and evaluates vulnerability data across the enterprise, prioritizing security risks and providing a clear view of your security posture. With SecurityCenter, get the visibility and context you need to effectively prioritize and remediate vulnerabilities, ensure compliance with IT security frameworks, standards and regulations, and take decisive action to ensure the effectiveness of your IT security program and reduce business risk.
Also known asTenable Unified Security
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IBM, Sempra Energy, Microsoft, Apple, Adidas, Union Pacific