Nessus vs. Symantec Control Compliance Suite

Overview
ProductRatingMost Used ByProduct SummaryStarting Price
Nessus
Score 8.8 out of 10
N/A
Tenable headquartered in Columbia offers Nessus, a vulnerability scanning and security assessment solution used to analyze an entity's security posture, vulnerability testing, and provide configuration assessments.
$2,790
Symantec Control Compliance Suite
Score 9.0 out of 10
N/A
Symantec Control Compliance Suite (CCS) delivers the core assessment technologies to enable security and compliance programs, as well as support IT operations in the data center. Control Compliance Suite delivers asset autodiscovery, automates security assessments across procedural, technical, and third-party controls, and calculates and aggregates risk scores according to business-defined threshholds. Customers use this information for operational- and mandate-based reporting, as well…N/A
Pricing
NessusSymantec Control Compliance Suite
Editions & Modules
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
$7,951.00
3 Years + Advanced Support
$9,151.00
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Offerings
Pricing Offerings
NessusSymantec Control Compliance Suite
Free Trial
NoNo
Free/Freemium Version
NoNo
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
NoNo
Entry-level Setup FeeNo setup feeNo setup fee
Additional Details
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User Ratings
NessusSymantec Control Compliance Suite
Likelihood to Recommend
8.0
(6 ratings)
7.0
(1 ratings)
Likelihood to Renew
9.1
(1 ratings)
-
(0 ratings)
Usability
9.7
(2 ratings)
-
(0 ratings)
Support Rating
6.8
(8 ratings)
-
(0 ratings)
User Testimonials
NessusSymantec Control Compliance Suite
Likelihood to Recommend
Tenable Network Security
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.
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Broadcom
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Pros
Tenable Network Security
  • 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  • Nessus points out any vulnerable or outdated software Technologies used in the system, thus eliminating any chances for security flaws being turned up.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.
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Broadcom
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Cons
Tenable Network Security
  • Could use an upgrade within reports.
  • Scans can take a long time to complete. Have to break them down in small sections.
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Broadcom
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Likelihood to Renew
Tenable Network Security
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.
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Broadcom
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Usability
Tenable Network Security
It's very much a plug and play application that the user can go into with limited knowledge and set-up scans in minutes.
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Broadcom
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Support Rating
Tenable Network Security
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.
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Broadcom
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Alternatives Considered
Tenable Network Security
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.
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Broadcom
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Return on Investment
Tenable Network Security
  • 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.
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Broadcom
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