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Attribute Ratings

  • N-able N-central is rated higher in 1 area: Support Rating
  • Nessus is rated higher in 2 areas: Likelihood to Recommend, Usability
  • N-able N-central and Nessus are tied in 1 area: Likelihood to Renew

Likelihood to Recommend

6.9

N-able N-central

69%
21 Ratings
8.0

Nessus

80%
6 Ratings

Likelihood to Renew

9.1

N-able N-central

91%
2 Ratings
9.1

Nessus

91%
1 Rating

Usability

9.1

N-able N-central

91%
3 Ratings
9.7

Nessus

97%
2 Ratings

Support Rating

8.8

N-able N-central

88%
14 Ratings
6.8

Nessus

68%
8 Ratings

Implementation Rating

8.4

N-able N-central

84%
4 Ratings

Nessus

N/A
0 Ratings

Likelihood to Recommend

N-able

N-able N-central is highly suitable for IT Admins within large organizations that need oversight of all it equipment. Ideal for managing organizations that need inventory and management of more than 10 IT devices. Highly inappropriate for smaller scale companies that mange less than 10 PCs
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Tenable Network Security

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.
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Pros

N-able

  • Remote tasks - entry-level techs can run basic tasks without physically touching a piece of equipment.
  • Remote support - remote controlling user devices is easy and saves a lot of time with having to initiate a remote session.
  • Management of devices, particularly patch management and anti-virus management - you can automatically approve and deploy patches and schedule automatic AV scans.
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Tenable Network Security

  • 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  • Nessus points out any vulnerable or outdated software Technologies used in the system, thus eliminating any chances for security flaws being turned up.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.
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Cons

N-able

  • Expensive software
  • The support team are terrible
  • Sales team will promise the world to get you over the line
  • Subscription management is tedious
  • Old software with very little development and the support team will not provide any further information on this - no roadmap
  • Integrations galore - but none of them are effective
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Tenable Network Security

  • Could use an upgrade within reports.
  • Scans can take a long time to complete. Have to break them down in small sections.
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Pricing Details

N-able N-central

Starting Price

Editions & Modules

N-able N-central editions and modules pricing
EditionModules

Footnotes

    Offerings

    Free Trial
    Free/Freemium Version
    Premium Consulting/Integration Services

    Entry-level set up fee?

    No setup fee

    Additional Details

    Nessus

    Starting Price

    $0

    Editions & Modules

    Nessus editions and modules pricing
    EditionModules
    1 Year$2,790.001
    1 Year + Advanced Support$3,190.002
    2 Years$5,440.003
    2 Years + Advanced Support$6,240.004
    3 Years + Advanced Support$9,151.005
    3 Years$7,951.006

    Offerings

    Free Trial
    Free/Freemium Version
    Premium Consulting/Integration Services

    Entry-level set up fee?

    No setup fee

    Additional Details

    Likelihood to Renew

    N-able

    Overall we have liked our solar winds experience, however, as our company has grown to support larger enterprises, this product does not have the functionality that our teams need in order to fully support them. The lack of granularity with backups and lack of ability to support nutanix environments is slowly drawing us into the use of other tools.
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    Tenable Network Security

    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.
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    Usability

    N-able

    The user interface is fairly straight forward, with logic groupings for objects. I did not deploy this software, but am one of the daily administrators. Once you get the correct agent package (Which can be a challenge) the integration into AD is not bad. The UI could be more customized, but that may have been a design choice.
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    Tenable Network Security

    It's very much a plug and play application that the user can go into with limited knowledge and set-up scans in minutes.
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    Support Rating

    N-able

    For the most part, support has been good, but often we need to reach out to our account manager to ask that cases be escalated. First level support can often be frustrating to work with. There are particular support engineers that we know we won't get good service from when they are assigned to cases. The level of support offered did become worse when the company was sold to SolarWinds.
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    Tenable Network Security

    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.
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    Implementation Rating

    N-able

    Make sure if you your using a vm you follow the instructions for provisioning to the letter or it will be starting from square one
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    Tenable Network Security

    No answers on this topic

    Alternatives Considered

    N-able

    N-Central has automation manager, which allows you to automate multiple tasks, thereby saving time and effort through Automated patching. AV and Backups are built into the system, and can be deployed by checking a box. It's easy to update and keep secure. File transfer and remote controls are great and make easy work from off-site.
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    Tenable Network Security

    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.
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    Return on Investment

    N-able

    • Reduced time to manage and support servers and endpoints.
    • Provides support dept with more accurate information to assess and resolve issues quicker and more efficiently.
    • The subscription cost associated with N-central, to our clients has a good profit margin for us.
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    Tenable Network Security

    • 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.
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