This year marks the 15th anniversary of the Nessus® vulnerability scanner.
Over the years, there have been many significant improvements to Nessus, and it’s repeatedly proven to be an essential part of the information security industry. For example, Nessus has consistently ranked among the top 3 network security tools on SecTools.Org for the past 14 years.
Check out the growth and top categories of the Nessus plugins, code size of major releases, worldwide usage, and a timeline of major milestones.
Ran on Linux and was bundled with 50 plugins written in C
First time a major publication compared Nessus to other commercial offerings