Nessus

Nessus

by Tenable Network Security

Who Uses Nessus?

Network security solution which helps businesses of all sizes identify, investigate, and prioritize vulnerabilities.

What Is Nessus?

Built for security practitioners, by security professionals, Nessus Professional is the de-facto industry standard for vulnerability assessment. Nessus performs point-in-time assessments to help security professionals quickly identify and fix vulnerabilities, including software flaws, missing patches, malware, and misconfigurations. With features such as pre-built policies and templates, group snooze functionality, and real-time updates, it makes vulnerability assessment easy and intuitive.

Nessus Details

Tenable Network Security

http://www.tenable.com/

Founded 2002

Nessus Pricing Overview

Nessus starts at USD 2,390.00. Nessus has a free version and offers free trial. See additional pricing details for Nessus below.

Starting Price

USD 2,390.00

Free Version

Yes

Free Trial

Yes

Deployment

Installed - Mac

Cloud, SaaS, Web

Installed - Windows

Training

In Person

Live Online

Webinars

Documentation

Support

Business Hours

Online

Nessus Features

Network Security Software
Access Control
Activity Monitoring
Firewalls
Intrusion Detection System
Reporting/Analytics
Threat Response
VPN
Vulnerability Scanning
Asset Discovery
Asset Tagging
Network Scanning
Patch Management
Policy Management
Prioritization
Risk Management
Vulnerability Assessment
Web Scanning

Nessus Reviews

Showing 5 of 51 reviews

Overall
4.7/5
Ease of Use
4.6/5
Customer Service
4.4/5
Features
4.6/5
Value for Money
4.6/5

Nessus, a great tool for the analysis and remediation of vulnerabilities

Reviewed on 07/01/2019
Héctor joel B.
Ingeniero de Implementación y Soporte
Information Technology & Services, 13-50 Employees
Used the Software for: 1+ year
Reviewer Source 
5/5
Overall
5/5
Ease of Use
5/5
Features & Functionality
4/5
Customer Support
5/5
Value for Money
Likelihood to Recommend:
Not Likely Extremely Likely

Comments: Tenable, in its variety of versions has a large section to train its customers, it is not a surprise that escalate positions with the passage of time and with every improvement that creates true expectations. Within the company we have deployed Nesss and it really has been helpful to fin every vulnerability that the scans throw at us, the information is very complete from the discovery stages, we feel very satisfied, that the tool has been implemented in other infrastructure and the results are very heplful.

Pros: Nessus and its graphical interface is attractive, I would say that minimalist but punctual and charming, it is very clean, it should be applauded that in each version they improve it and include some types of scans that can bring you more complete results when you carry out an analysis. It is very remarkable that the plugins in your database are up to date and that your community generates an adequate response on time.

Cons: For now all the experience I have with Nessus has been nice, with the constancy that you have in your team working every day to improve it I know it will be a good tool for vulnerability detection.

The quality is OK but they should support more API call to do automation

Reviewed on 15/11/2019
Nguyen H.
System Engineer
Information Technology & Services, 51-200 Employees
Used the Software for: 2+ years
Reviewer Source 
4/5
Overall
4/5
Ease of Use
4/5
Features & Functionality
4/5
Customer Support
5/5
Value for Money
Likelihood to Recommend:
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Comments: Simple, the quality of report also good. The price is reasonable for Pro version.

Pros: Simple interface, even end-user can use it. Easy to install.

Cons: Everything is good, but since they stop nessus manager, I can not find the way to do automation.

Nessus for vulnerability scanning

Reviewed on 17/07/2019
Geoffrey R.
Director of Information Technology and Security
Law Practice, 201-500 Employees
Used the Software for: 2+ years
Reviewer Source 
5/5
Overall
5/5
Ease of Use
5/5
Features & Functionality
5/5
Customer Support
5/5
Value for Money
Likelihood to Recommend:
Not Likely Extremely Likely

Comments: After our first major client security audit, we implemented Nessus to run weekly internal and external vulnerability scans. Not only does this help satisfy our client demands, but it helps us find vulnerabilities in our systems and helps us find patches and solutions to the vulnerabilities.

Pros: Easy to set up, use and report on. We started using this application after our first major client security audit a few years ago. It's a been great tool.

Cons: Not much to dislike with Nessus. Maybe some better reports, and the cost could always be better, although it's not bad.

Fully Featured Network Scanning Tool

Reviewed on 27/09/2018
Verified Reviewer
Information Security Intern
Computer & Network Security, 1,001-5,000 Employees
Used the Software for: 1+ year
Reviewer Source 
4/5
Overall
5/5
Ease of Use
4/5
Features & Functionality
4/5
Customer Support
4/5
Value for Money
Likelihood to Recommend:
Not Likely Extremely Likely

Comments: I've more than one year industrial experience with this tool.I have used basic, advanced, compliance and patch audit features in this tool.This tool done it well with accurate results.

Pros: This is really helpful me to scan and fix the compliance and patch audit of our servers.

Cons: The ultimate result sheet is pretty good.But need more diagrams to display the final results.

Nessus, Finding all those vulnerabilities!

Reviewed on 10/09/2019
Chris E.
Security Engineer
Hospital & Health Care, 10,001+ Employees
Used the Software for: 2+ years
Reviewer Source 
5/5
Overall
5/5
Ease of Use
4/5
Features & Functionality
5/5
Customer Support
5/5
Value for Money
Likelihood to Recommend:
Not Likely Extremely Likely

Comments: Tenable is one of the best scanners out there to me. Easy to use and easy to hire people with experience in it

Pros: Nessus is great about releasing new plugins for vulns. It's lightweight and has an agent option or a hardware scanner option. The cost is pretty standard.

Cons: The reports that tenable can generate are lack luster at best. We use the API to pull the info we want, but that takes more work and development time than we like