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Score 8.4 out of 100
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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

Recorded Future

If you need to know who talks about your company, if it maybe even is a target you should consider using RF. As my company is providing services for resellers, we are also concerned about which customers these resellers attract as they can impact other customers using our shared infrastructure. Evaluating risk of partners or of products is another feature I'm using here.
So far it didn't help much identifying the reputation of IP-addresses, that's probably also due to the nature of my requests which are not necessarily covered by RF.
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  • Nessus points out any vulnerable or outdated software Technologies used in the system, thus eliminating any chances for security flaws being turned up.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

Recorded Future

  • Everything they find is also available in their own cache. So for example if a pastebin expired, you can still view it later on.
  • The risk score of vulnerabilities shows actual malicious activity. Image the CVS-Score is medium, but there is a lot of exploit chatter, you want to prioritize fixing this vulnerability.
  • Their watchlists are easy to set up and offer monitoring your tech-stack, peers, persons of special interest, etc.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Cons

Nessus

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

Recorded Future

  • E-Mail reports can show unrelated content, especially sometimes you'll see alerts popping up for articles which have been published years ago but for some reason were just recently discovered by RF.
  • Yara rules from their insikt blog sometimes are not syntactically correct and need to be manually edited to actually work. There's some proper QA missing.
  • Their global and 3rd party risk reports could be more tailored towards the industries of their client. There is entries for totally unrelated security incidents. Of course a global list aims to find incidents on a global view, but it doesn't add much value at that 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

Recorded Future

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

Recorded Future

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

Recorded Future

Recorded Future 10.0
Based on 1 answer
I've had an issue with their browser-plugin which didn't want to authenticate correctly. RF's support could arrange for a session with me and identify and solve the issue. I was very pleased how serious they took my problems and also how knowledgeable they are.
If I have more general questions they quickly reply and most likely also have a solution at hand.
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

Recorded Future

Can't disclose those here unfortunately.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Return on Investment

Nessus

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

Recorded Future

  • We've been able to identify leaked credentials and close those accounts off.
  • We've also been able to identify malware being distributed or spam being sent out by customers using our infrastructure. Again we could shut off those accounts.
  • Their domain-monitoring allows us to identify typo-squats and issue domain-takedowns for those (or at least add them to our monitoring / detection)
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Pricing Details

Nessus

General

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

Recorded Future

General

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

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