Nessus

Vulnerability assessment solution for security practitioners

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Nessus Overview

What is Nessus?

Nessus is a cloud-based security configuration and vulnerability assessment solution designed to help security practitioners identity and resolve vulnerabilities to protect organizations against various security risks. It comes with pre-defined templates which can be customized by users to scan for critical vulnerabilities.

Key features of Nessus include asset discovery, web scanning, policy management, prioritization, and vulnerability assessment. It allows businesses to tailor scans based on individual preferences, ensuring compliance with several Center for Internet Security (CIS) benchmarks and other best practices. Security teams can generate reports on vulnerability types, export them in a range of file formats including CSV, HTML and XML, sort data by client or team, and share them via email after every scan for improving transparency across processes.

Nessus comes with a live results module, which enables users to perform offline vulnerability assessments in order to detect, validate, and prioritize issues for improving organizational security. Teams can also categorize similar vulnerabilities and present the issues in a single thread to streamline prioritization and ensure immediate remediation of issues.

Nessus Overview

Pricing

Starting from
US$2 390,00/year

Pricing options

Free Trial
Subscription
Value for money

Nessus Essentials is available as a free download for students and educators to scan up to 16 IPs.
Nessus Pro:
$2,390 for one year, or $2,790 for one year with Advanced Support.
$4,660 for two years, or $5,460 for two years with Advanced Support.
$6,811.50 for three years, or $8,011.50 for three for Advanced Support.
A 7-day free trial of Nessus Pro is also available.


Nessus Features

Devices
Business size
S M L
Markets
United States
Supported Languages
Chinese (Simplified), Chinese (Traditional), Dutch, English, French, Portuguese, Spanish

Media

Nessus lab scan screenshot
Nessus scan templates
Nessus live results
Nessus critical vulnerability screenshot
Nessus video Nessus screenshot: Nessus lab scan screenshot Nessus screenshot: Nessus scan templates Nessus screenshot: Nessus live results Nessus screenshot: Nessus critical vulnerability screenshot

Nessus Reviews

Nessus Reviews

Overall rating
4,7
/
5
Excellent
40

Very good
16

Average
0

Poor
0

Terrible
0

Value for Money
4,6
Features
4,6
Ease of Use
4,6
Customer Support
4,4
100% recommended this app
Héctor joel B.

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.


Kevin H.

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.


Verified Reviewer

Fully Featured Network Scanning Tool

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.


Nguyen H.

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.


Geoffrey R.

Nessus for vulnerability scanning

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.


Héctor joel B.
Industry: Information Technology & Services
Company size: 11-50 Employees

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

Used Daily for 1+ year
Reviewed on 2019/01/07
Review Source: Capterra

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.

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Likelihood to recommend: 9.0/10

Kevin H.
Industry: Telecommunications
Company size: 51-200 Employees

Nessus Professional Gets The Job Done

Used Daily for 2+ years
Reviewed on 2020/08/25
Review Source: Capterra

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.

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Likelihood to recommend: 10.0/10

Verified Reviewer
Industry: Computer & Network Security
Company size: 1 001-5 000 Employees

Fully Featured Network Scanning Tool

Used Daily for 1+ year
Reviewed on 2018/09/27
Review Source: Capterra

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.

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Likelihood to recommend: 8.0/10

Nguyen H.
Industry: Information Technology & Services
Company size: 51-200 Employees

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

Used Daily for 2+ years
Reviewed on 2019/11/15
Review Source: Capterra

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.

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Likelihood to recommend: 9.0/10

Geoffrey R.
Industry: Law Practice
Company size: 201-500 Employees

Nessus for vulnerability scanning

Used Weekly for 2+ years
Reviewed on 2019/07/17
Review Source: Capterra

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.

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Likelihood to recommend: 10.0/10

User recommendation
9,3/10
Based on 56 user ratings
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Nessus Pricing

Nessus Pricing

Starting from
US$2 390,00/year
Free Trial
Subscription
Value for money

Nessus Essentials is available as a free download for students and educators to scan up to 16 IPs.
Nessus Pro:
$2,390 for one year, or $2,790 for one year with Advanced Support.
$4,660 for two years, or $5,460 for two years with Advanced Support.
$6,811.50 for three years, or $8,011.50 for three for Advanced Support.
A 7-day free trial of Nessus Pro is also available.

Nessus Essentials is available as a free download for students and educators to scan up to 16 IPs.
Nessus Pro:
$2,390 for one year, or $2,790 for one year with Advanced Support.
$4,660 for two years, or $5,460 for two years with Advanced Support.
$6,811.50 for three years, or $8,011.50 for three for Advanced Support.
A 7-day free trial of Nessus Pro is also available.

Value for Money
4,6/5
Based on 56 user ratings
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Nessus Features

Nessus Features

API
Access Control
Activity Dashboard
Activity Tracking
Alerts / Escalation
Auditing
Authentication
Compliance Management
Monitoring
Password Management
Policy Management
Real Time Monitoring
Reporting & Statistics
Risk Alerts
Secure Data Storage
Single Sign On
Third Party Integration
Two-Factor Authentication
User Management
Vulnerability Scanning
Features
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Additional information for Nessus

Additional information for Nessus

Key features of Nessus

  • Policy Management
  • Vulnerability Scanning

Nessus FAQs

Nessus FAQs

Below are some frequently asked questions for Nessus.

Q. What type of pricing plans does Nessus offer?

Nessus offers the following pricing plans:

Starting from: US$2 390,00/year

Pricing model: Subscription

Free Trial: Available

Nessus Essentials is available as a free download for students and educators to scan up to 16 IPs. Nessus Pro: $2,390 for one year, or $2,790 for one year with Advanced Support. $4,660 for two years, or $5,460 for two years with Advanced Support. $6,811.50 for three years, or $8,011.50 for three for Advanced Support. A 7-day free trial of Nessus Pro is also available.

Q. What are the main features of Nessus?

Nessus offers the following features:

  • Policy Management
  • Vulnerability Scanning

Q. Who are the typical users of Nessus?

Nessus has the following typical customers:

Small Business, Large Enterprises, Mid Size Business

Q. What languages does Nessus support?

Nessus supports the following languages:

Chinese (Simplified), Chinese (Traditional), Dutch, English, French, Portuguese, Spanish

Q. What type of pricing plans does Nessus offer?

Nessus has the following pricing plans:

Subscription

Q. Does Nessus support mobile devices?

We do not have any information about what devices Nessus supports

Q. What other apps does Nessus integrate with?

Nessus integrates with the following applications:

Reveal(x)

Q. What level of support does Nessus offer?

Nessus offers the following support options:

Phone Support, Online Support, FAQs, Knowledge Base