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Tenable Overview

Columbia, MD
1001 to 5000 employees
Company - Private
Enterprise Software & Network Solutions
Unknown / Non-Applicable
Tenable™, Inc. is the Cyber Exposure company. As the creator of Nessus®, Tenable built its platform from the ground up to deeply understand assets, networks and vulnerabilities, extending this knowledge and expertise into™ to deliver the ... Read more

Mission: Tenable's mission is to empower all organizations to understand and reduce their Cybersecurity risk. Today, 24,000 organizations around the world rely on us to help them do just that.

Glassdoor Awards

Best Places to Work: 2016 (#39)

Top CEOs: 2016 (#9)

Company Updates

  • Tenable is hiring in Maryland, DC, SanJose, Dublin, UK, and more. Check out what roles we're hiring for to see why we gained a spot in @Glassdoor's blog post "20 Companies Hiring for the Best Jobs in America."

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    The wait is over - Glassdoor's list of the Best Jobs in America for 2018 has been released. From Data Scientist to Creative Manager to Physician Assistant and more, the Best Jobs span just about every department and field out there, and they all offer salaries, job satisfaction scores and a number of job openings that are well above average.


    Tenable Appoints Jerry Kennelly, co-founder and Former CEO of Riverbed, to Board of Directors

    Tenable®, Inc., the Cyber Exposure company, today announced that it has appointed Jerry Kennelly to its Board of Directors. Kennelly recently retired as CEO from Riverbed®, a company he co-founded in 2002, shaping it from a startup to a billion-dollar revenue company with 30,000 customers, including every single company in the Forbes Global 100.

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Tenable – Why Work For Us?

Can you join Team Tenable? Yes you can - if you’re excited by the thought of working with over 1000 colleagues, 24,000 customers and a range of revolutionary products that are shaping cybersecurity in 150 countries. Being valued for who you are as well as what you do, you can embrace the pace (we’re recognized as one of the fastest growing security product companies by SC Magazine, Red Herring, Info Securities, Deloitte and E&Y) as well as enjoy a superb rewards package (we’re seen as a Best Places to Work by Glassdoor, The Washington Post, The Baltimore Sun, The Baltimore Business Journal and Expert Marketplace). The key question is: Is This You?

At Tenable, we’re all about innovation, creativity and purpose, with a passion for designing solutions that are transforming security – and making a difference in people’s lives. Cybersecurity is one of the world’s fastest growing fields, and our fresh ideas and trusted solutions are revolutionizing the industry.

We have big plans for continued global growth, and we’re looking for people who are creative, flexible and dedicated to helping us build something great – something that matters.

Lunchtime is no joke here at Tenable! We have a variety of food trucks that come visit our Headquarters in Columbia, MD weekly!


Our innovative development team gets to build modern web applications to defend the newest vulnerabilities. You can help shape Tenable’s next great product offering. That’s right, we’re working on something new and looking for software engineers to build it from the ground up.

We give the power to every member of the team when we invite all developers, engineers, and researchers to our own internal developer off site hackathon, where they compete to create the next great thing – a functional prototype, related to our technology, that makes our operations better. Your ideas may become a reality – and even change the future of security.

We provide an exciting opportunity to gain valuable hands-on knowledge and experience, backed by the support and resources of a market leader and global employer. You’ll work closely with industry experts and innovators who will challenge you to learn, design, explore and grow each day – and don’t be surprised when you exceed your expectations. We also offer the opportunity to unwind at events like movie nights, bowling, sporting events and much more.

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Tenable CEO Amit Yoran
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    "DevOps Engineer"

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    I have been working at Tenable full-time (Less than a year)


    Great atmosphere and a feel of a company trying to keep up with todays technologies and AGILE process. Developers are encouraged to cross train and are capable of building out complete stack with little or no help from devops team after initial training. Things get done quickly, you are encouraged to suggest and take control of your projects. Management support is there in form of time and training. Good feedback from the team and clear vision as to where the company is going.


    Like any big company that has been around for a while there are challenges. Its not easy to switch from on premise thinking to a cloud vision for most IT teams today. Yet there is a willingness to work together and overcome the challenges.

    Advice to Management

    Keep doing a great job and listen to feedback as you are doing now.

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    I applied online. The process took 2 weeks. I interviewed at Tenable (New York, NY) in March 2017.


    I was VERY HAPPY with the service that I was given by the company, especially with Bethany Perlman, who was very helpful and accomodating through each stage of the interview process. The interview process moved quickly as well. After I applied, I got an email within two days to schedule a phone interview with her. After that, I had a online coding test through hackerrank to complete. Within two days of that I received an invite to a google hangout interview with two members of the team. That happened the following Tuesday and it seemed to go well and was a really awesome experience. I received a rejection email two days after the google hangout interview but was extremely happy with the recruitment process at tenable and really learned a lot!

    Interview Questions

    • Given two strings, merge them -> so that "abc" and "def" becomes "adbecf" for example"   3 Answers
    • Given an array of n integers, sort the array in ascending order based on the occurence count of the integers. If two or more numbers have the same occurrence count, sort in ascending order by the number.   Answer Question
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Tenable Awards & Accolades

  • Glassdoor's Best Places to Work 2016,,24.htm, 2016
  • Best Place to Work for Recent Grads, Symplicity, 2017
  • Baltimore Sun Top Workplaces,, 2017
  • Inc. 5000 Fastest Growing Private Companies, Inc. Magazine, 2012
  • Excellence Award for Best Enterprise Security Solution, SC Magazine, 2013
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