Nessus

Vulnerability assessment solution for security practitioners

About 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.

Pricing starting from:

US$2 390,00/year

  • Free Version
  • Free Trial
  • Subscription

Devices

Business size

S M L

Markets

United States

Supported Languages

Chinese, Dutch, English, French, Portuguese, Spanish, zh-hant

Pricing starting from:

US$2 390,00/year

  • Free Version
  • Free Trial
  • Subscription

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Features

Total features of Nessus: 34

  • API
  • Access Controls/Permissions
  • Activity Dashboard
  • Alerts/Notifications
  • Application Security
  • Assessment Management
  • Asset Discovery
  • Compliance Management
  • Customizable Reports
  • Monitoring
  • Network Scanning
  • Network Security Software
  • Policy Management
  • Prioritization
  • Real Time Analytics
  • Real Time Data
  • Real Time Monitoring
  • Real Time Reporting
  • Reporting & Statistics
  • Reporting/Analytics
  • Risk Analytics
  • Risk Assessment
  • Role-Based Permissions
  • Runtime Container Security
  • Threat Intelligence
  • Threat Protection
  • Threat Response
  • Vulnerability / Threat Prioritization
  • Vulnerability Assessment
  • Vulnerability Protection
  • Vulnerability Scanning
  • Web Scanning
  • Web-Application Security
  • Website Crawling

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Reviews

Overall rating

4,7 /5
(64)
Value for Money
4,6/5
Features
4,6/5
Ease of Use
4,6/5
Customer Support
4,3/5

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Héctor joel B.
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  • Industry: Information Technology & Services
  • Company size: 11-50 Employees
  • Used Daily for 1+ year
  • Review Source

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  • Likelihood to recommend 9.0 /10

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

Reviewed on 2019/01/07

Tenable, in its variety of versions has a large section to train its customers, it is not a...

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.

Kevin H.
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  • Industry: Telecommunications
  • Company size: 51-200 Employees
  • Used Daily for 2+ years
  • Review Source

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  • Value for Money
  • Ease of Use
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  • Likelihood to recommend 10.0 /10

Nessus Professional Gets The Job Done

Reviewed on 2020/08/25

This product does a great job of informing your IT and security groups on what may be vulnerable in...

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.

Verified Reviewer
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  • Industry: Construction
  • Company size: 501-1 000 Employees
  • Used Weekly for 6-12 months
  • Review Source

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  • Ease of Use
  • Customer Support
  • Likelihood to recommend 5.0 /10

It's a vulnerability scanner

Reviewed on 2020/12/10

The client side agent is lightweight and easy to deploy once you get it successfully installed and...

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.

Nguyen H.
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  • Industry: Information Technology & Services
  • Company size: 51-200 Employees
  • Used Daily for 2+ years
  • Review Source

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  • Value for Money
  • Ease of Use
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  • Likelihood to recommend 9.0 /10

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

Reviewed on 2019/11/15

Simple, the quality of report also good. The price is reasonable for Pro version.

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.

Geoffrey R.
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  • Industry: Law Practice
  • Company size: 201-500 Employees
  • Used Weekly for 2+ years
  • Review Source

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  • Value for Money
  • Ease of Use
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  • Likelihood to recommend 10.0 /10

Nessus for vulnerability scanning

Reviewed on 2019/07/17

After our first major client security audit, we implemented Nessus to run weekly internal and...

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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Reasons for Switching to Nessus

It was what several security companies use and it was recommended by the security expert we hired to perform a risk assessment of our network.
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Nessus FAQs

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Nessus offers the following pricing plans:

  • Starting from: US$2 390,00/year
  • Pricing model: Free Version, 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.

Nessus has the following typical customers:

Self Employed, 2-10, 11-50, 51-200, 201-500, 501-1 000, 1 001+

Nessus supports the following languages:

Chinese, Dutch, English, French, Portuguese, Spanish, zh-hant

Nessus supports the following devices:

We do not have any information about what integrations Nessus has

Nessus offers the following support options:

Email/Help Desk, FAQs/Forum, Knowledge Base, Phone Support, Chat

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