2013 Vulnerability assessment tools

BeyondTrust Retina CS

BeyondTrust Retina CS

Strengths: Full vulnerability assessment with risk management functionality. Weaknesses: None that we found.
Core IMPACT Professional

Core IMPACT Professional

Strengths: Powerful penetration testing and vulnerability scanning with a lot of automation options. Weaknesses: None that we found.
Critical Watch FusionVM

Critical Watch FusionVM

Strengths: Internal and external scanning ability. Weaknesses: Web-based support is quite minimal; no knowledge base.
GFI LanGuard 2012

GFI LanGuard 2012

Strengths: Full vulnerability management suite in one easy-to-use application. Weaknesses: None that we found.
netVigilance Internal Scan - Cloud

netVigilance Internal Scan - Cloud

Strengths: Full cloud-based internal and external scanning. Weaknesses: Limited online support options.
QualysGuard Vulnerability Management v7.6

QualysGuard Vulnerability Management v7.6

Strengths: Ease of use and a great ticketing system. Weaknesses: Did not find anything significant to report.
Rapid7 Nexpose v5.5

Rapid7 Nexpose v5.5

Strengths: Quality and history of the company’s knowledge base. Weaknesses: Did not see an automated ticket-escalation feature.
SAINTmanager/SAINTscanner/SAINTexploit v7.14

SAINTmanager/SAINTscanner/SAINTexploit v7.14

Strengths: The level of configurable policies and the maturity of the SAINT technology. Weaknesses: Some of the documentation can be a challenge to navigate.
Secunia VIM v4.0

Secunia VIM v4.0

Strengths: Speed and the ease of delegating assets to various users. Weaknesses: No significant weaknesses.
Tenable SecurityCenter Continuous View v4.6

Tenable SecurityCenter Continuous View v4.6

Strengths: Functionally, this product is strong in every area. Weaknesses: The cost could exclude smaller organizations that could use this service.
ZOHO ManageEngine Security Manager Plus v5.5 (Build 5506)

ZOHO ManageEngine Security Manager Plus v5.5 (Build 5506)

Strengths: Quick and easy to configure and use. Weaknesses: The ticketing/change management feature was fairly rudimentary.

The SC Labs team reported on the "strengths" and "weaknesses" of some of the leading vulnerability assessment tools on the market.

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