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Likelihood to Recommend

AWS Config

It's really good if your infrastructure services is all in AWS, that means everything could be audited and monitored using AWS config. You also can create alarms to notify you or your team about any changes on your AWS resources which is very useful to prevent abuse if you have a fairly large team. It's also very useful whenever some third party wants to audit your AWS resources, if you have a fairly comprehensive AWS config configured, the auditing process will be easy since they only need to look at your AWS config setup.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Nessus

Nessus is well suited for performing vulnerability assessments on small and medium scale applications. Its best suited for internal applications within a firm to find its security gaps.Not well suited for large, global applications. Better tools than Nessus are available in the market, which can do the job faster and better. Since large data sets boil the tool down to very slow pace testing, it is not well suited for enormous applications.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Pros

AWS Config

  • Great to track config changes and helpful for troubleshooting.
  • Great for compliance questions you might get.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Nessus

  • Very low price which every organization can afford.
  • Easy and flexible reporting which you can customize [your] own way.
  • Vulnerability scanning of network including IPv4 network ,IPv6 network
  • You can scan all common companies' network devices, all common virtualization companies' platforms, and all the operating systems, etc.
  • Easy to find the black hole in your network and organization.
Vipin Sharma | TrustRadius Reviewer

Cons

AWS Config

  • Vendor [lock-in] as this is only available on AWS
  • [The] interface is dated and is [in] need of updating by AWS
  • Graphing is [...] not the easiest to configure
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Nessus

  • Starting with the cost of Nessus, though it is available for free also it has some restrictions for the free version. Nessus essential which is a free version does not allow to perform internal/external PCI scan policies, config audits which I think is a drawback. As many security researchers, small organizations use this tool for vulnerability scans I think some additional features should be added into free version as Nessus professional version is not cost-friendly for everyone.
  • I think Nessus can improve the way it shows scan status while the scan is ongoing. Once scans are started and running, it sometimes failed to show exactly how much percent of scan is completed, for example, it shows scan status from 0% completed to 100% completed directly without showing the in-between completion percentage.
Tejas Gandhi | TrustRadius Reviewer

Likelihood to Renew

AWS Config

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Nessus

Nessus 9.1
Based on 1 answer
Nessus is best and easy to use application for Vulnerabilities finding and reporting, it has multiple platforms and wide scope covering almost all devices for security improvement so far, thus we are very likely to continue its services.
Sohail Zende | TrustRadius Reviewer

Usability

AWS Config

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Nessus

Nessus 9.6
Based on 2 answers
It's very much a plug and play application that the user can go into with limited knowledge and set-up scans in minutes.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Performance

AWS Config

AWS Config 9.6
Based on 4 answers
Would rate lower for other workloads but for AWS workloads its simple to set up, cost effective and customisable. Primary use case is compliance from a governance perspective.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Nessus

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Support Rating

AWS Config

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Nessus

Nessus 7.4
Based on 4 answers
Though we didn't needed the support from nessus team directly, but the Nessus community has answers to all our questions or issues faced by us can be easily resolved with proper addressing and understanding in no time.
Sohail Zende | TrustRadius Reviewer

Alternatives Considered

AWS Config

I do not know or have used any other product in AWS cloud space that matches what AWS Config provides. We have some custom built monitoring and governance, however that is there because AWS Config does not provide it currently.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Nessus

Nessus is a single-point solution for network, Server, web application scanning. The benefit of Nessus is it provides a detailed scan report with remediation points.
Vipin Garg | TrustRadius Reviewer

Return on Investment

AWS Config

  • A "Big Fish" company that is more concerned about the security of their data came aboard with us more easily since they trust us with the AWS config setup
  • Less time to debug or finding out issue on infrastructure whenever it happens
  • Easy and fast to roll back whenever changes that caused issues happen
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Nessus

  • Costs less
  • Officers all the advanced features
  • Easy and understandable report
  • Easy to export the report in any format.
  • Easy to customize the report.
Vipin Sharma | TrustRadius Reviewer

Pricing Details

AWS Config

General

Free Trial
Free/Freemium Version
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
Yes
Entry-level set up fee?
No

AWS Config Editions & Modules

Additional Pricing Details
With AWS Config, you are charged based on the number of configuration items recorded, the number of active AWS Config rule evaluations and the number of conformance pack evaluations in your account. A configuration item is a record of the configuration state of a resource in your AWS account. An AWS Config rule evaluation is a compliance state evaluation of a resource by an AWS Config rule in your AWS account, and a conformance pack evaluation is the evaluation of a resource by an AWS Config rule within the conformance pack.

Nessus

General

Free Trial
Free/Freemium Version
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
Entry-level set up fee?
No

Nessus Editions & Modules

Edition
1 Year$2,790.00
1 Year + Advanced Support$3,190.00
2 Years$5,440.00
2 Years + Advanced Support$6,240.00
3 Years + Advanced Support$9,151.00
3 Years$7,951.00
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