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Tenable Overview

Columbia, MD
1001 to 5000 employees
Company - Public (TENB)
Enterprise Software & Network Solutions
Unknown / Non-Applicable
Tenable®, Inc. is the Cyber Exposure company. Over 24,000 organizations around the globe rely on Tenable to understand and reduce cyber risk. As the creator of Nessus®, Tenable extended its expertise in vulnerabilities to deliver®, the ... Read more

Mission: Tenable®, Inc. is the Cyber Exposure company. Over 24,000 organizations around the globe rely on Tenable to understand and reduce cyber risk. Our goal is to arm every organization, no matter how large or small, with the visibility and insight to answer four critical ... Read more

Glassdoor Awards

Best Places to Work: 2016 (#39)

Top CEOs: 2016 (#9)

Company Updates

  • We’re making history as Tenable became a publicly-traded company last week. Starting from an employee’s basement in the late 90's to the Nasdaq stage in 2018, OneTenable continues to be a pioneer in the Cyber Exposure category.

  • Interested in learning more about being a part of Tenable's internship program? Learn more here! We will be opening up Summer 2019 roles very soon!

    Tenable - Internship Program 2019

    Summer 2019 applications coming soon!

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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?

We believe the future doesn’t need to be in the future. We believe the future is now. And we’re here to lead the way.

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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    Current Employee - Devops Engineer
    Positive Outlook
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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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