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"Easy to use.""As the solution is a software as a service, the scalability is unlimited.""The Autopilot feature is fantastic. It is a Microsoft product, so it deals best with Microsoft operating systems, but it can integrate with iOS, Mac OS, Linux, and Android.""By using Microsoft Intune we can control which websites the users can go to and it provides a secure environment for our employees using their laptops that are having access from home. We have installed Intune to control the user's environment minimizing the chances of any hacking.""This product offers an alternative solution to other UEM (Unified Endpoint Management) solutions.""The performance of Microsoft Intune is good.""Application deployment and keeping the devices secure no matter where they are, by having this cloud solution — that has been great.""I can reach devices or computers over the internet. I don't need to worry about the network connectivity between the offices. I can manage any device. That is the most important part."

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"Tenable Nessus has a good performance, is very user-friendly, and is easy to use.""The most valuable features are that it's fast, it's easy to use and it provides good reports.""Scanners and reports using CIS templates ("de-facto" standard, easy to fix and to locate correction tips at documentation), tests against cloud providers, database profiles, several types of telecom devices, and others highly customizable scans.""We have done code scanning for a long period because as a company, we do DevOps as part of our development life cycle.""The initial setup is very straightforward.""Ease of reviewing scores, identifying vulnerabilities, and getting information on them.""Tenable Nessus is cheap and flexible.""With the Tenable Nessus enterprise edition, you have unlimited licenses to scan the device."

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Cons
"The documentation about the custom image setup could be better. Although Microsoft provides the steps to configure Intune or set up or deploy Intune, it doesn't have much information related to custom images. If you ask, "how can we deploy the custom image?" There is no information. The steps they mention ask you to connect to your on-premises environment or create your own image on the cloud itself once there is connectivity. But I needed to go to multiple websites to get all this information. I had to figure out how to upload the custom image if you want to use the on-premise custom image for Cloud PC. If you have the proper subscription, you must have the right access, like global admin or owner. Then you can add your custom image to that. There are no steps mentioned over there. Microsoft Intune doesn't have Chrome browser support. I would like to have that support because they will want it if we pitch the product to clients.""There can be delays in the deployment of new policies.""The configuration and pricing can be improved.""Lacking in features such as Wi-Fi and network security.""The solution could improve its flexibility.""China blocks Google and Google Play Store, which makes installation challenging. Microsoft Intune is a company software, which has to be installed to the app portal or Microsoft Software Center.""The technical support could be improved.""Technical support is not that great."

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"The reporting is a bit cumbersome.""The price could be reduced.""Remediation needs improvement.""The report for counters is too simple and would be improved by a dashboard.""The solution could improve by having better integration with different vendors' IPS solutions. The ACLs and IPS policies signatures should be enabled based on the results of Tenable Nessus automatically, we currently have to do it manually which is very time-consuming. It has done a good job integrating with Fortinet but we would like it to be better integrated with other solutions that we have.""Scans aren't done properly and some devices aren't pinged.""Model OS costs (and its segregation schema for individual modules).""Tenable Nessus is not feasible for a large company."

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Pricing and Cost Advice
  • "For Microsoft 365 E5 clients, cost is not an issue as this product is one of the benefits."
  • "The price of Intune is included with the license for Office 365, so we don't have to pay anything extra for it."
  • "The pricing for Microsoft Intune is reasonable. Our clients are satisfied."
  • "The price of Intune is often included as part of a bundle with other Microsoft licenses, which makes it somewhat cheaper."
  • "Licensing depends on how you are providing support to your enterprise, whether it's device-based or user-based."
  • "We work with the subscription rather than a server license. I think it's economical this way because we don't have to have a server license for that, and I think that works in our favor."
  • "Pricing can be improved."
  • "The price could be better."
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  • "Nowadays, your vulnerability applications are going to be kind of pricey because lots of them, including Rapid7, are based upon a base price, but then they add in the nodes. That's where they get you. If you're a big network, obviously, you need to scan everything. Therefore, it's going to be costly. The risk and insurance money associated with having ransomware on my networks is going to cost me more money, time, and marketing than the price of the tool. That's why I'm speaking only as an information security officer to security operations. This is the tool that is there in my toolbox to say whether we vulnerable or not. At this point, I don't care about how much it costs my company to have it because if I wasn't able to report it and we got ransomware, then who cares? I'm probably going to be out of business because it happened. That's why I don't care about the price. I have it, and I could use it effectively and do my report. At the end of the day, even if we get ransomware, as long as I reported it, followed my protocol, and put in the change, irrespective of whether it was ignored or denied, I did my job."
  • "We pay approximately $2,500 on a yearly basis."
  • "We have a subscription, the licensing fees are paid yearly, and I am using the latest version."
  • "We incurred a single cost for a perpetual license, although I cannot comment on the price as this is above my management level."
  • "The price is reasonable."
  • "In general, it is extremely expensive."
  • "The price of the solution is reasonable."
  • "One problem with Tenable is its pricing policy. Optimal results can be achieved with Greenbone Solutions which has much more friendly pricing policies."
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    Microsoft Intune is a great tool for managing a mobile device fleet while keeping access control. The solution makes it easy to control security and manage the usage of mobile apps when you have a… more »
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    Microsoft Intune offers not only an easy-to-deploy data protection and productivity management solution, but also access to both Microsoft’s user community as well as around-the-clock customer… more »
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    Our organization researched both Microsoft Intune and IBM MaaS360 when considering the type of endpoint security tool that we wanted. Ultimately we decided to choose IBM MaaS360 to secure and manage… more »
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    You have full visibility across cloud, network, virtual, and containerized infrastructures with Rapid7 Insight VM. You can easily prioritize vulnerabilities using attacker analytics. Overall, Rapid7… more »
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    Tenable Nessus is a vulnerability assessment solution that is both easy to deploy and easy to manage. The design of the program is such that if a company should desire to handle the installation… more »
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    The trial version is very good for testing whether it will suit your needs.
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    Overview

    Intune is a cloud-based service in the enterprise mobility management (EMM) space that helps enable your workforce to be productive while keeping your corporate data protected. With Intune, you can:

    • Manage the mobile devices your workforce uses to access company data.
    • Manage the mobile apps your workforce uses.
    • Protect your company information by helping to control the way your workforce accesses and shares it.
    • Ensure devices and apps are compliant with company security requirements.

    Nessus Professional is the industry’s most widely deployed assessment solution for identifying the vulnerabilities, configuration issues, and malware that attackers use to penetrate your, or your customer's network. With the broadest coverage, the latest intelligence, rapid updates, and an easy-to-use interface, Nessus offers an effective and comprehensive vulnerability scanning package for one low cost.

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    Sample Customers
    Mitchells and Buzzers, Callaway
    Bitbrains, Tesla, Just Eat, Crosskey Banking Solutions, Covenant Health, Youngstown State University
    Top Industries
    REVIEWERS
    Computer Software Company21%
    Financial Services Firm16%
    Comms Service Provider9%
    Pharma/Biotech Company7%
    VISITORS READING REVIEWS
    Computer Software Company25%
    Comms Service Provider19%
    Government7%
    Manufacturing Company5%
    REVIEWERS
    Financial Services Firm17%
    Healthcare Company13%
    Manufacturing Company13%
    Security Firm13%
    VISITORS READING REVIEWS
    Computer Software Company25%
    Comms Service Provider21%
    Government10%
    Financial Services Firm6%
    Company Size
    REVIEWERS
    Small Business29%
    Midsize Enterprise11%
    Large Enterprise61%
    VISITORS READING REVIEWS
    Small Business16%
    Midsize Enterprise18%
    Large Enterprise65%
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    Small Business38%
    Midsize Enterprise33%
    Large Enterprise29%
    VISITORS READING REVIEWS
    Small Business16%
    Midsize Enterprise24%
    Large Enterprise60%
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    Microsoft Intune is ranked 1st in Enterprise Mobility Management (EMM) with 59 reviews while Tenable Nessus is ranked 1st in Vulnerability Management with 24 reviews. Microsoft Intune is rated 7.8, while Tenable Nessus is rated 8.2. The top reviewer of Microsoft Intune writes "Unified endpoint management that has the flexibility of stand-alone components". On the other hand, the top reviewer of Tenable Nessus writes "Easy to use, good support, and gives full reports of what's vulnerable per device". Microsoft Intune is most compared with VMware Workspace ONE, Jamf Pro, ManageEngine Desktop Central, IBM MaaS360 and Prisma Access by Palo Alto Networks, whereas Tenable Nessus is most compared with Rapid7 InsightVM, Qualys VM, Tenable.io Vulnerability Management, Tenable SC and Tripwire IP360.

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