Nessus is a vulnerability assessment solution developed by Tenable Network Security. It prevents network attacks, identifies vulnerabilities, and detects configuration issues that hackers use to enter the network. In this article, we cover user reviews and pricing. Ready to try Nessus? Get a free trial.
What Nessus Does Well
Users who gave Nessus a positive review said that it is easy to use and install. Some of them also commended its preloaded standards which make vulnerability scanning more accurate.
“The ability to scan for a multitude of compliance requirements makes this a must-have for someone who is doing vulnerability scanning.”
— Jason Zickefoose
What Nessus Does Not Do Well
Users who gave Nessus a negative review reported that the software lacks a mobile app. Others also complained that its customer support team causes some delays.
“The customer support has become a bit slow. The good thing is that they are knowledgeable and mostly accurate for finding the issues you might have. So, whilst the response might delay more than 8 hours, you’ll for sure get a proper answer for your issue.”
— Ivan Montilla Miralles
Nessus Professional costs $2,190/year. Users can also save by choosing a multi-year license which costs $4,270 for 2 years or $6,240 for 3 years. It is used for vulnerability, configuration, and compliance assessments. Users can either purchase the software directly from the website or find a local partner to purchase from.
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Check out the list below of some of Nessus’ features:
- Vulnerability Scanning
- Pre-Built Policies and Templates
- Integration with Kenna
- Customizable Reporting
- Live Results
- Grouped View
- 100,000+ Plugins
- Configuration Audits
- Patch Management
How can Nessus simplify the process of vulnerability assessment?
Can Nessus generate customized reports?