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Re: LANguard vs Nessus
From: Gene Yoo <gyoo () attbi com>
Date: Wed, 07 May 2003 18:35:14 -0700

fengjie () pacific net sg wrote:
I am evaluating LanGuard at this moment. Nessus I only heard of (many
said it's VERY good) but never have hands on. However installation
and configuration is still a hassle compared with LanGuard. You only

true for the client side, but for distributed scanning with multiple clients transacting with a centralized server is hardly a comparison of easy installation. windows client 1.4.4 for nessus is single click as well.

need a workstation plus local administrator right to run LanGuard. It
can scan a range of IP addresses and generate a XML file, which you
can filter to generate various reports. It can deploy patches and I
did try it. Quite stealthily, it works fine at the background. You

run /usr/local/sbin/nessus-adduser use your windows client to connect to port of your specification using nessusd -D -p xxxx. remote client connects via CA or passpharase and voila. btw, except for the patching, it can also export to pdf and html for reporting. the development team is working on nice graphs for those who can't seem to export the data to some spreadsheet and make the nice graphs for your organization.

support is very helpful. Even for evaluation I have dozens of
correspondants with their engineer over the phone and emails. And the
price is close to none in a big organization. For US$695, you can
scan unlimited number of IP addresses, from one installation. Since

check out www.tenablesecurity.com for distributed va scanning.

what is the comparison criteria? depending on the tester, you could get various information out of these tools.

btw, we did use languard and moved to retina, then i finally settled with nessus with mysql backend for our distributed va needs.

gene yoo - sysops mgr
<<gyoo [at] attbi [dot] com>>

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