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 groups according to requirements. Nessus is designed for businesses across various industry verticals, such as finance, healthcare, automotive manufacturing, transportation and more. Pricing is available on annual subscriptions and support is extended via documentation and an inquiry form.
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Nessus pricing

Nessus has a free version and offers a free trial. Nessus paid version starts at US$2,390.00/year.

Starting Price:
US$2,390.00/year
Free Version:
Yes
Free trial:
Yes

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Nessus Reviews

Feature rating

Value for Money
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Functionality
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Ease of Use
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Customer Support
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5 reviews of 61 View all reviews
Héctor joel B.
  • Industry: Information Technology & Services
  • Company size: 11-50 Employees
  • Used Daily for 1+ year
  • Review Source
Value for Money
5
Features
5
Ease of Use
5
Customer Support
4

5
Reviewed on 7/01/2019

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.

Kevin H.
  • Industry: Telecommunications
  • Company size: 51-200 Employees
  • Used Daily for 2+ years
  • Review Source
Value for Money
5
Features
4
Ease of Use
5
Customer Support
5

5
Reviewed on 25/08/2020

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.

Verified Reviewer
  • Industry: Utilities
  • Company size: 201-500 Employees
  • Used Daily for 2+ years
  • Review Source
Value for Money
5
Features
5
Ease of Use
5
Customer Support
5

5
Reviewed on 12/04/2021

Nessus Vulnerability Scanner

Pros

I used Nessus everyday and the UI is very friendly and easy to use.

Cons

It took Tenable after placing the order and while to get the license key. It took abit of back and forth to get an admin account but once created it was easy to use and set up team members

Verified Reviewer
  • Industry: Construction
  • Company size: 501-1,000 Employees
  • Used Weekly for 6-12 months
  • Review Source
Value for Money
0
Features
4
Ease of Use
3
Customer Support
2

4
Reviewed on 10/12/2020

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.

Leonid G.
  • Industry: Banking
  • Company size: 201-500 Employees
  • Used Daily for 1+ year
  • Review Source
Value for Money
5
Features
5
Ease of Use
5
Customer Support
0

5
Reviewed on 2/04/2021

Nessus - best vulnerability manager

We use Nessus and we are very satistied.

Pros

The price. Dashboards. Very fast scans and very detailed reports.

Cons

User group management can be more efficient.

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