In the field of vulnerability assessment and quick action, Nessus Professional stands as the #1 choice for nearly 30,000 companies. With over 50% of Fortune 500 companies using Nessus Professional for their security needs, Nessus has become the industry standard of competent security analysis solutions in vulnerability management. Nessus has extensive compatibility across a plethora of operating systems, devices and applications. Be it software flaws, missing patches, malware, or misconfigurations; Nessus gives the user an upper hand with its automated assessments that help quickly identify and fix vulnerabilities.
Here are the main takeaways of what makes Nessus different from its competitors:
- Nessus has an unmatched accuracy level. It consistently scores the lowest false positive rate in the industry. The defects in its functioning rank as 0.32 defects per 1 million scans.
- Nessus comprises of the deepest and the most extensive database covering more than 1000 plug-ins and covering more than 45,000 CVE. Moreover, it adapts to covering all the 100+ plug-ins that are released every week within 24 hours of of vulnerability disclosure.
- Complete transparency and streamlining of data: You can create custom lists based on what you want - be it specific vulnerability types, vulnerabilities by host/plugin, by team/clients - Nessus’ excellent software management and aim to put user’s need for simplicity first is seen clearly in how easy it is to use their service.
- Intelligent categorization of threats is yet another key feature of Nessus. It shows you the similar threats or categories in a single thread. This makes it very easy and quick for you to see what kind of vulnerabilities are more prevalent in your system and which ones have started to come up recently. It also allows you to snooze certain threats for a certain period of time, in case you wish to work on them later. This incredibly useful feature allows you to prioritize the things that matter to you the most at the time being.