Nessus Professional vs Tenable.io - How to Choose the Best Vulnerability Management Tool
Currently, the market is flooded with a lot of cyber security products. This blog talks about two products that are market leaders in the field of cybersecurity. This blog covers a detailed comparison of two Nessus products - Nessus Professional vs Tenable.io.
Both Nessus Professional and Tenable.io are awesome and developed by Tenable. Generally, both solutions enhance the security posture of your organization. This article compares the different products of the same company Tenable i.e. Nessus Professional vs Tenable.io. This blog helps you to Choose the Best Vulnerability Management Tool by providing features of both products.
How to Choose the Best Vulnerability Management Tool
|Vulnerability Assessment||Available||Available||Both Tools can be used to identify known vulnerabilities|
|Compliance Check||Available||Available||Both Tools can be used to check configuration against different compliances such as Computer for Internet Security(CIS), Best Practices released by different vendors, PCI DSS etc.|
|Number of Assessments||Unlimited||Unlimited||Both tools support an unlimited number of assessments against IT infrastructure|
|Customization of Reports||Available||Available||Both tools have an option of configuring reports as per requirements|
|Main Purpose of the tool||Vulnerability Scanner||Vulnerability Management Solution||Nessus Professional is basically a Vulnerability scanner while tenable.io is a Vulnerability Management Solution that can be used as a scanner also.|
|No of Users/license||Only 1||More than 1||Nessus Pro support only one user to scan IT infrastructure at one time while tenable.io can be used by multiple users at same time|
|Automatic Identification of critical vulnerabilities||Not Available||Available||tenable.io use Machine Learning (ML) algorithms to identify critical issues in the IT infrastructure|
|Users||PenTesters and Security Consultants||Small, Medium, and Large enterprise||Nessus Pro is used by security auditors who perform security assessments while tenable.io is used by organizations to manage vulnerabilities in IT systems|
|Usability||Very Easy||Medium||Nessus Pro is very easy to use as few clicks are required to initiate the first scan while tenable.io is a full-fledged vulnerability management solution hence more inputs are required to configure initially.|
|Support Levels (CIS)||Available||Available||Both tools have an option of scan IT systems against L1 and L2 configurations|
|Free Trial||Available||Available||Nessus Pro can be used for 7 days as a free trial while tenable.io can be used for 30 days as a free trial.|
|Cloud Support||Not Available||Available||tenable.io can be managed in the cloud|
|Subscription||Annual Subscription Available||Annual Subscription Available||Both tools can be availed for an annual subscription|
Both solutions are awesome in the sense both are working best in their fields. If you want just a vulnerability scanner, you should go for Nessus Pro but if you want to manage vulnerabilities in the IT systems in your organization, tenable.io may be the ideal choice. Let me know if I missed any feature available in the tool.
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