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Score 8.9 out of 100
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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.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

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.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Pros

Tenable.io

  • Scans using on-site and cloud scanners, giving you visibility from different angles.
  • The best in the business when it comes to plugin accuracy and coverage.
Randy Munroe | TrustRadius Reviewer

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.
Troy Mayes | TrustRadius Reviewer

Cons

Tenable.io

  • There doesn't seem to be a feature to replicate a previous scan with the same IP addresses as before. You have to manually enter them each time.
  • It would be nice to be able to see the DNS (such as hovering to see it) without having to click on the actual IP address under the specific vulnerability.
  • It would be nice to be able to sort the vulnerabilities found in different ways. There are some options available, but more would be a plus.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

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.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Likelihood to Renew

Tenable.io

Tenable.io 9.0
Based on 1 answer
We like to renew tenable each year we have had it so far.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

VMware AppDefense

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Support Rating

Tenable.io

Tenable.io 9.0
Based on 4 answers
Support is usually really great at walking you through any steps you need to take when you get stuck on something. There are a few false positives and errors that have come up over the years that required their help to get through. Unfortunately, the steps required to diagnose some problems are more tedious than I think should be necessary. (IE: SQL instances can throw errors that clog up your logs because one plugin affects it in a certain way. The process to diagnose this is to watch timestamps of plugins in a log while monitoring the SQL logs at the same time and using your best guess as to what is causing it.)
Randy Munroe | TrustRadius Reviewer

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.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Alternatives Considered

Tenable.io

Tenable.io has a comparable set of features, with excellent support and a competitive price. After less than desirable experiences with another company, we moved to Tenable and haven't looked back since.
Matthew White | TrustRadius Reviewer

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.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Return on Investment

Tenable.io

  • Our customers are requiring monthly internal scans and yearly external scans. Getting both in one was very convenient.
  • The time saved no longer having to manually check servers, switches, and firewall for vulnerabilities. The automated scans have allowed me more time to remediate the issues.
  • Having a third party shows the vulnerabilities and severity, has been helpful with persuading management the necessity of updates and upgrades.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

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
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

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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