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Score 8.4 out of 100
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Score 5.5 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

Skybox Security

I can't think where Skybox is not appropriate - maybe in smaller companies depending on fund availability. The developers are constantly improving and getting the system to where it needs to be for management of next-generation firewalls and audit support.
Alex Waitkus, CISSP-ISSAP, OSCP | TrustRadius Reviewer

Feature Rating Comparison

Firewall Security Management

Nessus
Skybox Security
7.6
Device Discovery
Nessus
Skybox Security
7.0
Policy Compliance Auditing
Nessus
Skybox Security
7.0
Attack Path Simulation Testing
Nessus
Skybox Security
8.0
Vulnerability Scans
Nessus
Skybox Security
8.0
Firewall Rule Cleanup
Nessus
Skybox Security
8.0

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  • Nessus points out any vulnerable or outdated software Technologies used in the system, thus eliminating any chances for security flaws being turned up.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

Skybox Security

  • Vulnerability prioritization
  • Review of firewall rules
  • Review of routing rules
Gabriele Angeli | TrustRadius Reviewer

Cons

Nessus

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

Skybox Security

  • A cloud piece/offering would be a good place for improvement.
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

Skybox Security

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

Skybox Security

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

Skybox Security

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

Skybox Security

CloudGuard Dome9 does not have a suite for an on-premise datacenter.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Return on Investment

Nessus

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

Skybox Security

  • Skybox is in pilot
  • Positive ROI is in change management
Alex Waitkus, CISSP-ISSAP, OSCP | TrustRadius Reviewer

Pricing Details

Nessus

General

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

Skybox Security

General

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

Rating Summary

Likelihood to Recommend

Nessus
8.9
Skybox Security
5.5

Likelihood to Renew

Nessus
9.1
Skybox Security

Usability

Nessus
9.6
Skybox Security

Support Rating

Nessus
7.9
Skybox Security

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