Nessus vs. Tripwire IP360

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
Tripwire IP360
Score 5.4 out of 10
N/A
IP360 from Tripwire is a vulnerability management solution; the technology was acquired with nCircle in 2013 and based on the nCircle 360 Suite product. Tripewire is a HelpSystems product line since the February 2022 acquisition.N/A
Pricing
NessusTripwire IP360
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
NessusTripwire IP360
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
NessusTripwire IP360
Likelihood to Recommend
8.0
(6 ratings)
10.0
(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
NessusTripwire IP360
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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Fortra
I think Tripwire IP360 is suited for any environment as long as the leadership is willing to support the outcome.
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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  • Nessus points out any vulnerable or outdated software Technologies used in the system, thus eliminating any chances for security flaws being turned up.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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Fortra
  • I find the Tripwire IP360 reporting features extraordinary. I can run various audit and inventory reports at any point since the inception of the tool. For example, I can execute a report on the history of an asset, which establishes a baseline and can be used to support many security objectives.
  • Scan scheduling. This feature allows the tool to run independently without human intervention. I don’t have time to manually run scans of different departments. Therefore, I schedule all my audits and check the report the next day. This has worked brilliantly for 3 years now.
  • Automated update of the vulnerability rules. Automatically updating these rules and binding them to the scans preserves the tool relevancy during audits
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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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Fortra
  • I’d like to see IP360 have the ability to discover additional security appliances such as PaloAlto and Fortinet appliances.
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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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Fortra
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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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Fortra
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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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Fortra
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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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Fortra
I chose Tripwire IP360 because of its flexible reporting features
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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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Fortra
  • The biggest impact Tripwire has had in the organization is risk reduction. Since the inception of the tool our vulnerabilities have been reduced by 40%.
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