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Likelihood to Recommend

Tenable.io

Tenable.io is a cost effective Internal and External scanner. The Internal scanner came with a .ova, so it was very simple and quick to deploy it into our ESXi environment. It has a cloud-based dashboard for management and the internal scanner is configured to auto-update from Tenable.io. The license came with 4 External PCI scans (with remediation) a year.
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VMware AppDefense

Being a VMware product, AppDefense has the advantage of compatibility with all of the VMware product feature updates and patches ( ESXi, NSX, vCenter, etc.). Paired with Carbon Black, it's resource overhead is well-tuned compared to traditional antivirus products.
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Pros

Tenable.io

  • Provides quick reliable vulnerability testing.
  • Publishes the reports in a clean format.
  • It has variety in the types of vulnerability scanning it does.
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VMware AppDefense

  • I think that the AppDefense approach is clever and sets it apart from other products. Having a baseline of normal behavior that I can see is something I haven't seen in another product before.
  • AppDefense doesn't overload my systems with performance draining agents.
  • AppDefense integrates with VMWare products I have or plan to purchase.
  • Access to AppDefense support has been better than any other VMWare products.
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Cons

Tenable.io

  • Configuration is not always intuitive, but the comprehensive training and documentation comes to the rescue.
  • The mix of classic and beta UIs currently is confusing and we find the classic UI is actually better.
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VMware AppDefense

  • PowerShell functionality.
  • Sorting results in some areas are not applicable.
  • Email alerting through AppDefense Manager does not exist, but support has said it is a feature to come.
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Support

Tenable.io

Tenable.io 10.0
Based on 1 answer
I give it this rating since I have never had an issue with receiving adequate support for this product. Any and all concerns have been dealt with in a timely manner, and there are ample options for getting help with any issues a user might experience with working with this product.
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VMware AppDefense

VMware AppDefense 8.1
Based on 7 answers
The product is still quite new, and there seems to be a lack of technical information available for both the E.U. and support staff. That being said, the support staff that I have worked with have always been very knowledgeable and ensure that they see a ticket through to completion.
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Alternatives Considered

Tenable.io

Rapid7 is actually very comparable to Tenable.io in terms of automated scans, automated reporting, internal and external scanners, and remediation of external scans. But for less than the cost of a Rapid7 solution that comes with internal scans only, I received more hosts monitored and 4 external scans a year with Tenable.io.
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VMware AppDefense

We have several security applications, but none exactly like VMware AppDefense. That is one of the reasons I like it, as it seems to take a different angle on monitoring and protection. The other apps monitor different things, but one thing AppDefense seems to have over them is a streamlined interface and not a lot of false positives.
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Return on Investment

Tenable.io

  • Negated the need for regular manual scanning
  • Covers reporting requirements to send to managers and for monthly reporting
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VMware AppDefense

  • As with everything now, automation is key. AppDefense effectively monitors the activity on all our VMs, freeing administrators to work on more projects
  • Makes it much easier to diagnose issues when system are not running as intended
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Pricing Details

Tenable.io

General

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

VMware AppDefense

General

Free Trial
Yes
Free/Freemium Version
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
Yes
Entry-level set up fee?
Optional

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