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Score 8.6 out of 100
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Score 8.7 out of 100

Attribute Ratings

  • AWS Config is rated higher in 1 area: Likelihood to Recommend

Likelihood to Recommend

8.7

AWS Config

87%
6 Ratings
8.1

Nessus

81%
6 Ratings

Likelihood to Renew

AWS Config

N/A
0 Ratings
9.1

Nessus

91%
1 Rating

Usability

AWS Config

N/A
0 Ratings
9.7

Nessus

97%
2 Ratings

Performance

9.6

AWS Config

96%
4 Ratings

Nessus

N/A
0 Ratings

Support Rating

AWS Config

N/A
0 Ratings
6.8

Nessus

68%
8 Ratings

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 perfectly suitable for performing comprehensive vulnerability assessment scans being a vulnerability scanner. It is less appropriate for performing penetration testing since it is not a penetration testing tool, it does not have the ability and modules to exploit the vulnerabilities of the system.
Tejas Gandhi | TrustRadius Reviewer

Pros

AWS Config

  • The ability to track changes in AWS is paramount, AWS config allows you to do this
  • Allows the auditing of an AWS account
  • Can view history of an account that has AWS config enabled
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Nessus

  • With Nessus we can find the missing critical patches for a server or workstations.
  • Nessus points out any vulnerable or outdated software Technologies used in the system, thus eliminating any chances for security flaws being turned up.
  • Nessus typically points any configuration level issues in accordance with the OWASP guidelines. Even the configuration of SSL related which are most of the time handled by some vendors or 3rd parties.
  • Nessus not only lists out these Vulnerabilities but describes clearly the vulnerabilities in details with its thousands of plugins updated regularly, the tool also recommends solution with practical details of easy implementation.
Sohail Zende | TrustRadius Reviewer

Cons

AWS Config

  • It's only AWS, no third party.
  • Not the most intuitive interface, but with a little getting used to it is OK.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Nessus

  • Could use an upgrade within reports.
  • Scans can take a long time to complete. Have to break them down in small sections.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Pricing Details

AWS Config

General

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

Starting Price

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

Starting Price

$0

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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Additional Pricing Details

Likelihood to Renew

AWS Config

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

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

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Nessus

Nessus 9.7
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

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Support Rating

AWS Config

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Nessus

Nessus 6.8
Based on 8 answers
I haven't needed to contact support yet. But issues are easily solved with a quick internet search which means support and by extension, the larger community are involved and knowledgeable.
Anonymous | 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

Sometimes when we identify a vulnerability with Nessus that has an exploit, we made a proof of concept with Metasploit in order to show to the IT managers the importance of the software/hardware hardening.
Omar Israel Sánchez Monroy | 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

  • Nessus certainly has a positive impact while me while performing my job, either as security research, or performing vulnerability assessments for clients. It gives a lot of information about the system/application after performing scans. The number of false positives is also less compared to other vulnerability scanners.
  • The professional edition is very useful as policy templates available in this edition are very handy and useful even to perform compliance scan like PCI DSS scan.
  • Also, the ability to export the scan results into reports in formats like HTML, PDF is very useful which could be for performing system/application reviews.
Tejas Gandhi | TrustRadius Reviewer

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