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Newcomer I

Tenable.io vs Security Center

Hello,


I currently use Nessus Pro for vulnerability scanning and management and I'm looking to add additional reporting and tracking of the history of my hosts to the setup. I've noticed that Nessus Pro greatly lacks any form of reporting and dashboard creation. The two solutions to this appear to be Security Center(on-prem) or Tenable.IO Vulnerability Management (cloud). I'm looking to get some opinions from those that use or have looked into using these two products what seem to be the pros and cons of each. 

 

Cheers,

 

Josh

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Newcomer II

Re: Tenable.io vs Security Center

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Re: Tenable.io vs Security Center

hi,

 

I am using Nessus Pro as well and fully agree with you, lacking reporting and snap-ins.

We are looking at moving towards Nessus Manager which have much better reporting and snap-ip.

 

If you need to inspiration, i suggest you to look at the Tenable education site. There are a tons of videos, very well made.

You have video for Nessus pro, manager, Security center and IO ( i think)

 

/Jesper

Newcomer I

Re: Tenable.io vs Security Center

Jesper,

Thanks for the tip. I will dig into their education site as part of my research on which tenable product to go with. I have not looked into manager at all so might be worth a look as well.

Cheers,

Josh
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Newcomer I

Re: Tenable.io vs Security Center

Security Center is the more matured and functional product at this point. IO does look to be the future of their products though as they are pressing hard to convert people to it (and to subscription based liscensing...). We started with SC and recently looked at going IO but from a liscensing an functionality standpoint it wasn’t a good fit for us. I’m sure over more time they will shore up some of the functionality gaps between IO and SC but that may be moot if IO would work for you as is today.

Newcomer I

Re: Tenable.io vs Security Center

Yeah I think we are leaning towards Tenable.IO over Security Center.  SC does appear to be more feature filled then IO. We are looking into pricing for both right now to see where they stack up. That and a good POC will validate that IO can meet the reporting requirements we are looking for.

 

Thanks for your input.

 

Cheers,

 

Josh

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Re: Tenable.io vs Security Center

I know this thread is a little dated, but I'll give you the rundown of both.

 

Currently, SC is the more mature product. With SecurityCenter, you have over 350 dashboards and reports, dynamic asset lists, automated events, RBAC, etc. It's downfall is that it's an IP-based model, so if you have DHCP or transient assets then SC will think the asset is a different machine every time it changes IP addresses.

 

Tenable.IO will one day have most of the functional parity from SC, but it's not there yet. The big advantage is that it uses an Asset based model instead of IP. Every unique asset gets assigned a GUID so it's tracked as the same asset no matter what changes. Tenable.IO also lets you expand into the Container and WAS markets with it's additional modules. If you are coming from Nessus Pro and don't mind your data being in the cloud, Tenable.IO would be my recommendation. I wouldn't send a SC user to T.IO until it's done some more maturing though. 

Newcomer I

Re: Tenable.io vs Security Center

Much appreciated feed back from everyone in this thread. Just to close the loop we did end up going with Security Center over IO specifically because the product is more mature and fits the needs (and cost) we were looking for. After speaking with the rep. it should be semi easy to migrate into IO once it gains more features but SC solved our use cases quite well. 

 

-Josh

Contributor II

Re: Tenable.io vs Security Center

Agreed Pro feels stripped down since the last maybe two major releases only to expose the flaws in both Pro and .IO in general.

 

Keep in mind, if not watch a video or two, creating a scanning and reporting routine is first divided into two phases: Object creation and reporting. No longer a one step configuration as happened in the past. The latest reporting is truly worth the effort and cost if your so inclined but setup may take longer than initially expected.

 

I did break one process with Golden Gate in the

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