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Likelihood to Recommend

Nessus

Nessus is well suited for performing vulnerability assessments on small and medium scale applications. Its best suited for internal applications within a firm to find its security gaps.Not well suited for large, global applications. Better tools than Nessus are available in the market, which can do the job faster and better. Since large data sets boil the tool down to very slow pace testing, it is not well suited for enormous applications.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Symantec Control Compliance Suite

Provides accurate report results in an environment that requires user auditing. The program is appropriate for those that are strong query writers and know what they need.
Ross Isbrandt | TrustRadius Reviewer

Pros

Nessus

  • Nessus is best at performing vulnerability scans, in fact, it gives findings and moreover accurate findings of the assessments. It does not do penetration testing or exploit the vulnerabilities because it is concerned about scanning the systems/applications.
  • In fact, Nessus has multiple profiles/policies to perform different types of scans such as, scans oriented for PCI-DSS, malware scans, web application scans, bad shell shock detection scan to name a few.
  • Nessus has the ability to classify the vulnerabilities into risk-based categories from critical to even informational which I think is one of the things that separates Nessus from other vulnerability scanners.
Tejas Gandhi | TrustRadius Reviewer

Symantec Control Compliance Suite

  • Clear field and data selection
  • Customizable queries
  • Efficient response time to commands
Ross Isbrandt | TrustRadius Reviewer

Cons

Nessus

  • The tool has lots of options for setting up before scanning any device, this methodology could be simplified further with default configuration for various devices predefined, anyhow we can use this technique by making use of policies.
  • For advanced users we cannot disable the plugins inside the plugin groups, we can enable the whole set of plugins at a time, for few hundreds its ok, but thousands of plugins are of waste of resource and time.
Sohail Zende | TrustRadius Reviewer

Symantec Control Compliance Suite

  • The interface requires some patience as navigation takes some getting used to
  • Some better report creation wizards would help greately
Ross Isbrandt | 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

Symantec Control Compliance Suite

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Usability

Nessus

Nessus 9.7
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

Symantec Control Compliance Suite

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Support Rating

Nessus

Nessus 6.9
Based on 8 answers
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.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Symantec Control Compliance Suite

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Alternatives Considered

Nessus

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.
Omar Israel Sánchez Monroy | TrustRadius Reviewer

Symantec Control Compliance Suite

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Return on Investment

Nessus

  • 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.
Tejas Gandhi | TrustRadius Reviewer

Symantec Control Compliance Suite

  • On multiple occasions helped us catch human error
  • Has shown where better risk management policies can be implemented
  • Has increased response times
Ross Isbrandt | TrustRadius Reviewer

Pricing Details

Nessus

General

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

Starting Price

$0

Nessus Editions & Modules

Edition
1 Year$2,790.00
1 Year + Advanced Support$3,190.00
2 Years$5,440.00
2 Years + Advanced Support$6,240.00
3 Years + Advanced Support$9,151.00
3 Years$7,951.00
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Additional Pricing Details

Symantec Control Compliance Suite

General

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

Starting Price

Symantec Control Compliance Suite Editions & Modules

Additional Pricing Details

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