SOC Experts Community - Beta
0 like 0 dislike
in VAPT by (2.2k points)

1 Answer

0 like 0 dislike
by (5.9k points)

At a basic level, Nessus is a vulnerability scanner where as NMAP is used for mapping a network's hosts and the hosts' open ports.

Nmap's main focus is more about detection and auditing, although it's possible to detect vulnerabilities with the scripting engine.

Nmap's scripting engine does a pretty good job of finding vulnerabilities. In general sense, Nessus is a vulnerability scanner and nmap is a port scanner.
Nessus Port scan cannot replace the NMAP port scan

SOC Experts - No. 1 Job Oriented Cybersecurity Training Program

View our Courses