About Nessus

Nessus is a cloud-based solution designed to help businesses identify potential vulnerabilities across the system and prioritize critical issues to facilitate threat remediation processes. Professionals can maintain an audit trail and view scan information with details, such as status, severity base, start/end timings and elapsed minutes.

With the built-in Tenable Vulnerability Priority Rating (VPR) tool, organizations can determine critical issues using data science and threat intelligence capabilities. Managers can utilize preconfigured templates for various administrative processes, including audits or patch management, and generate customizable reports in HTML, CSV, and XML formats. Additionally, it lets users select specific issues and categorize them in g...


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17 Reviews of Nessus

Average User Ratings

Overall

4.7 / 5 stars

Ease-of-use

4.5

Value for money

4.5

Customer support

4.5

Functionality

4.5

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January 2019

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Héctor Joel from GFx Soluciones

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Company Size: 11-50 employees

Industry: Information Technology and Services

Time Used: Less than 2 years

Review Source: Capterra


Ease-of-use

5.0

Value for money

5.0

Customer support

4.0

Functionality

5.0

January 2019

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

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.

August 2020

Kevin from Merit Network, Inc.

Company Size: 51-200 employees

Industry: Telecommunications

Time Used: More than 2 years

Review Source: Capterra


Ease-of-use

5.0

Value for money

5.0

Customer support

5.0

Functionality

4.0

August 2020

Nessus Professional Gets The Job Done

This product does a great job of informing your IT and security groups on what may be vulnerable in your environment. Especially if your organization is looking to begin a program, start small and use this service to build up your processes and program before sinking large amounts of money into other services or products.

Pros

Nessus is still the industry leader in this arena, and the ability for the product to identify vulnerabilities accurately is still the high water mark to beat. You can be up and running in just a few minutes, and the ability to have recurring scans is a great way for this product to help you with your security program. The "Plugin Output" fields help greatly when trying to determine if tests are a false positive, and lends additional credence to your system administrators when you can show them exactly *why* something has been detected as a vulnerability.

Cons

There are no ways to track vulnerabilities or your efforts to monitor them over time; this truly is just a point-in-time view of your environment unless you upgrade to a much more expensive product.

Reasons for Choosing Nessus

The cost was a no-brainer; by paying one low fee instead of a per-IP address model we can ensure that there are no hidden surprises and that we have enough money to address other security projects at our organization.

December 2020

Anonymous

Verified Reviewer

Company Size: 501-1,000 employees

Time Used: Less than 12 months

Review Source: Capterra


Ease-of-use

3.0

Customer support

2.0

Functionality

4.0

December 2020

It's a vulnerability scanner

The client side agent is lightweight and easy to deploy once you get it successfully installed and reporting in. The adminstrative console is somewhat confusing, but provides very detailed reports that you can customize to your liking.

Pros

Does what it is supposed to. Provides a good overview of vulnerabilities across systems for internal security assessments and audits. Easy to deploy MSI package

Cons

Support is something to be desired. During initial setup in our environment, there were several complications when attempting to connect machines to the tenable.io cloud and provide the client machines with updates. The support group couldn't provide necessary assistance and we ultimately left to troubleshoot on our own.

June 2021

Anonymous

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Company Size: 1,001-5,000 employees

Time Used: More than 2 years

Review Source: Capterra


Ease-of-use

5.0

Value for money

4.0

Customer support

4.0

Functionality

5.0

June 2021

Nessus Vulnarability Scanning Tool

Nessus is #1 Vulnerability scanning tool which I ever seen and also Nessus tool has given fullest support to get PCIDSS certificate to our organization. I strongly commanding others to protect there organization with Nessus tool.

Pros

Administrator can simply use predefined policy and easy to apply related product as a template. Also the reporting is 99.99% accuracy and easy to understand and easy to find a solutions.

Cons

When we define a bulk scan, Nessus tool is getting more Computer/Server resources.

Reasons for Choosing Nessus

While compare with reviews and others recommendations.

November 2019

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Nguyen from ECQURITY

Verified Reviewer

Company Size: 51-200 employees

Industry: Information Technology and Services

Time Used: More than 2 years

Review Source: Capterra


Ease-of-use

4.0

Value for money

5.0

Customer support

4.0

Functionality

4.0

November 2019

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

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.

Reasons for Choosing Nessus

Price is cheapter, the quality is Good enough.

Reasons for Switching to Nessus

Because the price