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Score 8.4 out of 100
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Score 8.4 out of 100

Likelihood to Recommend

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

Rapid7 AppSpider

Do you want a no-frills app scanner to accurately scan all your SPAs, APIs etc? This is the solution for you, Rapid7 is a treat to work with and the customer support is excellent.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Pros

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  • Nessus points out any vulnerable or outdated software Technologies used in the system, thus eliminating any chances for security flaws being turned up.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

Rapid7 AppSpider

  • Does a great job scanning Single Page Apps as well as APIs etc.
  • We use this weekly and have faced no scan errors due to process failures or accidentally DoSing etc.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Cons

Nessus

  • Interaction with some other tools like Metasploit.
Omar Israel Sánchez Monroy | TrustRadius Reviewer

Rapid7 AppSpider

  • Could make the UI better but it's not really a con.
  • Slightly better dashboards maybe? I'm being too nitpicky at this point
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Likelihood to Renew

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

Rapid7 AppSpider

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Usability

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

Rapid7 AppSpider

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Support Rating

Nessus

Nessus 7.9
Based on 4 answers
We have never had to contact them. We only contact Tenable when it comes time to renew Nessus.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Rapid7 AppSpider

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Alternatives Considered

Nessus

Tools like Qualys, Rapid7 stack up well against Nessus, but I think Nessus is superior overall when compared to them, given the features it has.
Tejas Gandhi | TrustRadius Reviewer

Rapid7 AppSpider

BurpSuite isn't a competitor necessarily but still for the price of a few hundred dollars per user it is a great tool, however, AppSpider blew it out of the water with its accuracy in terms of vulnerabilities reported as well as other aspects such as UI, customer support etc.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Return on Investment

Nessus

  • Preventing attacks.
  • Saving the time of deep analysis.
  • Saves money.
Omar Israel Sánchez Monroy | TrustRadius Reviewer

Rapid7 AppSpider

  • Considering application security is absolutely critical to this day, this has been a very good investment and has helped us be more secure.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Pricing Details

Nessus

General

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

Rapid7 AppSpider

General

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

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