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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 Nexpose

  • Works well most of the time for even large enterprise organizations, but takes a lot of care and feeding to ensure it's running properly.
  • We have had several issues with 'ghost machines' not updating and continue to report on IP's with no devices attached.
  • Could use better filtering and reporting built-in and more customized options.
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  • Nessus points out any vulnerable or outdated software Technologies used in the system, thus eliminating any chances for security flaws being turned up.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 Nexpose

  • Being a vulnerability scanner tool, its purpose is to scan the systems to find the vulnerabilities. We can define the assets like IP address for the scans and it also allows to either schedule the scan at a preferred time or start the scan immediately. Upon completion of the scan, this tool can result provide the details like host type, OS information, hardware address, along with the vulnerabilities.
  • Rapid7 Nexpose has a list of templates to perform the scan. Once the templates are defined then the scans are performed accordingly.
  • It also contains an option to add credentials/authentication using passwords, usernames, private keys to perform the credential-based scans which I think is a great feature.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Cons

Nessus

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

Rapid7 Nexpose

  • In comparison to Tenable SecurityCenter we saw it didn't exactly find the same vulnerabilities which we would assume it should have
  • We rely on a ticketing system and not our VM tool to assign tasks so wasn't too useful having that in there
  • Filtering capabilities aren't as good as its competitors
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 Nexpose

No score
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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 Nexpose

No score
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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 Nexpose

Rapid7 Nexpose 7.5
Based on 2 answers
I gave it a seven due to the functionality and general ease of use after the initial setup headaches, but compared to Qualys, Rapid7 Nexpose falls short on features and ease of use. Their support drags this rating down a point as well. I have gone weeks with no update on semi-critical issues and typically have to make call after call to get a semi-coherent response.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

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 Nexpose

Nessus Pro does scans, but does not maintain an inventory from scan to scan. There is no history for a specific device, you have to look inside the results of each scan. Search across inventory is non-existent. There are no dashboards for data analysis. This is no tracking for remediation
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Return on Investment

Nessus

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

Rapid7 Nexpose

  • Can reduce time to patch most critical vulnerabilities
  • Can help to identify who is spending time patching things of lower risk thus keeping the organization in a more vulnerable position
  • Easily provides the patch team with a work plan to enhance security more quickly
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Pricing Details

Nessus

General

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

Rapid7 Nexpose

General

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

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