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.


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4,7 /5
(84)
Value for Money
4,6/5
Features
4,6/5
Ease of Use
4,6/5
Customer Support
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  • Industry: Computer & Network Security
  • Company size: 2–10 Employees
  • Used Weekly for 2+ years
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  • Likelihood to recommend 10.0 /10

Why I love Nessus

Reviewed on 2023/03/28

Simply love using this tool

Simply love using this tool

Pros

Perfect tool for consultants as you can load it on a laptop and move from client to client. Without paying for more licenses

Cons

Reporting is a little lacking and can do with some rework.

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  • Industry: Financial Services
  • Company size: 1 001–5 000 Employees
  • Used Daily for 2+ years
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  • Likelihood to recommend 8.0 /10

Nessus made the day easy with vulnerabilities !!!

Reviewed on 2020/09/15

Nessus is excellent for O/S vulnerability detection. Compared to other scanners Nessus provide...

Nessus is excellent for O/S vulnerability detection. Compared to other scanners Nessus provide less false positives. Reports needs to improve. It is better if nessus professional have option to track an assets progress over the time with vulnerability management features. Scanner is quiet faster compared to other scanners and worth for money you pay.

Pros

Nessus professional is a leading vulnerability scanner and can be easily deployed. It can be installed on both windows and Linux environments. Interfaces are simple and easy to navigate. It provides vulnerabilities and recommendation with detail descriptions. You can purchase the product according to the size of your network. Nessus professional supports integration with SIEMs . Nessus agents are doing great job and can be used to continuously monitor the network.

Cons

Nessus professional doesn't provide overall visibility of an asset with the time. No trend information available and cannot track whether asset has reduce vulnerabilities over the time. I'm not satisfied with given reports and need to improve the reports. It is better if they can fine tune the compliance reports. Web assessments area is still weak on Nessus. It can not conduct comprehensive assessments against web applications. Card data discover plugin is bit difficult to configure and we didn't get the expected results.

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  • Industry: Banking
  • Company size: 1 001–5 000 Employees
  • Used Weekly for 2+ years
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  • Likelihood to recommend 8.0 /10

Nessus - Stay compliant

Reviewed on 2021/07/12

When it comes to compliance, Nessus really plays major roll. Nessus ensures that your network is...

When it comes to compliance, Nessus really plays major roll. Nessus ensures that your network is accurately assessed.

Pros

Nessus gives you scan presets that are designed for each compliance body such as PCI, HIPAA, NIST etc. Administrators can easily select the patch level and run the vulnerability assessments. And even you can customize it as per your requirement too.

Cons

Nessus scanner becomes bit laggy when it comes to scanning of nodes with large data sets and applications.

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  • Industry: Information Technology & Services
  • Company size: 501–1 000 Employees
  • Used Daily for 2+ years
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  • Likelihood to recommend 10.0 /10

Worth the purchase for Vulnerability assessment

Reviewed on 2020/09/23

Overall the scan results are very efficient and reports generated are very effective in securing...

Overall the scan results are very efficient and reports generated are very effective in securing the network assets of an organization. The setup was easier and application is user-friendly once you get the hang of it.

Pros

The application is very useful in findings for vulnerabilities in the network assets and reporting them with quality reports containing where exactly the issues are found and its mitigation.
The tool updates are very relevant and even reports zero day vulnerabilities for particular software and technologies made use by the network asset. It covers almost all the security issues present in a network device or servers with proper credentialed scans.

Cons

The application has to be kept up to date for covering all the latest patch vulnerabilities and it lists even ssl and ssh related vulnerabilities for database servers or internal routers, so our team has to identify the necessary findings to report to customer.

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  • Industry: Information Technology & Services
  • Company size: 11–50 Employees
  • Used Daily for 6-12 months
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  • Likelihood to recommend 9.0 /10

One of the best vulnerability scanners

Reviewed on 2019/01/08

Nessus has allowed us in the company to develop a timely remediation system, since with the results...

Nessus has allowed us in the company to develop a timely remediation system, since with the results of the scanners our clients can manage the remediation in a more timely manner without needing to apply more invasive policies on the client. Additionally it has helped us that the scans can be done in a short period of time in comparison to others in the market and in this way improve our service.

Pros

This product is one of the best network scanners on the market. After properly installing the server with the scanner in the network and placing the credentials of the administrator, the system works perfectly. Vulnerability scanning and compliance scanning are executed properly, all the standards included in Nessus are very useful.

Cons

The vulnerability scanner is not totally accurate in some situations and some results must be checked to verify the vulnerability. Therefore, it is possible that there are false positives. Many times the supplements are not updated in a timely manner and this hurts even more with the false positives generated.

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Nessus offers the following pricing plans:

  • Starting from: US$4 000,20/one-time
  • Pricing model: Free Version
  • 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, 1 001–5 000

Nessus supports the following languages:

Chinese, Dutch, English, French, Portuguese, Spanish, Traditional Chinese

Nessus supports the following devices:

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Nessus offers the following support options:

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

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