Reviews (1-2 of 2)
April 15, 2019
Score 10 out of 10
We are utilizing Retina Network Security Scanner to perform internal penetration tests and vulnerability testing. We have a relatively small infrastructure, but because we must maintain NIST 800-171 compliance, we need to perform testing within their guidelines. Retina NSS (Network Security Scanner) is utilized by our senior network administrator on a monthly basis and we compare Retina NSS results to the results we receive via our SIEM. The main business problem the Retina NSS targets is the need for vulnerability scanning as well as basic internal penetration testing.
- Besides the fact that Retina NSS performs the fundamental task of scanning all my network devices, one of the main strengths is the speed at which it scans. Time is money and I know people tent to wear that cliché out a bit, but when you are as small as we are of a team, every minute counts.
- We have utilized other network security scanners over the past 21 years and Retina NSS seems to have the smallest footprint with no evidence of scanning degrading performance of the devices scanned.
- They seem to update their database frequently enough that we notice a correlation of threats to discovery.
- There is a small learning curve, but overall, a seasoned IT professional can quickly get up and running in a few hours and get usable results quickly. This falls back on the speed at which Retina NSS scans. My previous network security scanners would sometimes take hours to complete a full vulnerability scan of between 250 - 400 devices, now it only takes a fraction of that time.
- I do not have any obvious cons to report at this time.
Read Joe Spradlin's full review
Retina Network Security Scanner is well suited for any environment and infrastructure that would like to expose security deficiencies across their network as well as visualize vulnerabilities as they pertain to assets in their environment. I cannot think of any scenario that would not be appropriate for this product. Since the product carries over to pretty much all assets in your environment, I don't know off the top of y head what it wouldn't be appropriate for.
January 09, 2019
Score 9 out of 10
Retina is a network security scanner similar to Nessus. It had a rough time competing early in its career but recently has made a resurgence. I believe the government somewhat propped it up from dying, but whatever the case it has been revamped and is now a competitor with Nessus. It does all the same types of things other scanners do and is a pretty decent tool.
- Scanning, network discovery.
- Does a good job at scanning without taking up network resources.
- Does not consume a lot of bandwidth.
- There are not too many cons with this tool. One would be that it is fairly bulky and you need a beefy server to run this.
Read Peter Paccione's full review
If you have an enterprise network, this is a tool that you're going to want to utilize, especially if you have employees that are not experts. The point of tools like this is to make an advanced task easy enough for a non-advanced user to do. Retina achieves this task, making it easier to do advanced things. It will also save companies money as they will not need to hire multiple experts.
BeyondTrust Network Security Scanner, powered by Retina (Legacy) Scorecard Summary
What is BeyondTrust Network Security Scanner, powered by Retina (Legacy)?
BeyondTrust Enterprise Vulnerability Management, formerly Retina CS and Retina Network Security Scanner (all versions EOL).
Categories: Vulnerability Management
BeyondTrust Network Security Scanner, powered by Retina (Legacy) Competitors
Tenable, Rapid7, Qualys
BeyondTrust Network Security Scanner, powered by Retina (Legacy) Technical Details
Frequently Asked Questions
BeyondTrust offers vulnerability management via Network Security Scanner, powered by Retina. This technology was developed by eEye, before that company's acquisition by BeyondTrust in 2012.
The most common users of BeyondTrust Network Security Scanner, powered by Retina (Legacy) are Enterprises from the Computer Software industry.