October 28, 2010
Tenable Network Security, Inc., the leader in Unified Security Monitoring™ and creator of the popular and award-winning Nessus® vulnerability scanner, today announced that the Nessus vulnerability scanner was selected the winner in the Security Scanner category of the WindowSecurity.com Readers’ Choice Awards for the third time. Nessus was previously announced as winner in this category in 2007 and again in 2009.
“Our Readers’ Choice Awards give visitors to our site the opportunity to vote for the products they view as the very best in their respective category,” said Sean Buttigieg, WindowSecurity.com manager. “WindowSecurity.com users are specialists in their field who encounter various network security solutions at the workplace. The award serves as a mark of excellence, providing the ultimate recognition from peers within the industry.”
WindowSecurity.com conducts monthly polls to discover which product is preferred by Network Security administrators in a particular category of third party network security solutions. The awards draw a huge response per category and are based entirely on the visitors’ votes.
“We are pleased to be recognized by the readers of WindowSecurity.com as the best vulnerability scanning software product on the market” said Ron Gula, CEO of Tenable Network Security. “We are proud that the readers identified and praised our product’s accuracy. We have invested and continue to invest significantly in research and development as evidenced by our product set’s ability to identify vulnerabilities in a wide variety of methods: active, passive, credentialed, non-credentialed and through log analysis.”
Tenable’s Nessus vulnerability scanner is the world-leader in active scanners, featuring high speed discovery, configuration auditing, asset profiling, sensitive data discovery and vulnerability analysis of your security posture. Nessus scanners can be distributed throughout an entire enterprise, inside DMZs and across physically separate networks.
Nessus is supported by a world renowned research team and has the largest vulnerability knowledge base, making it suitable for even the most complex environments.
Commercial organizations that use the Nessus vulnerability scanner must purchase a ProfessionalFeed subscription to scan their network, obtain support, updates to their database of vulnerability checks and compliance auditing. Each ProfessionalFeed costs $1200 per year per Nessus scanner and may be purchased from Tenable’s ProfessionalFeed Partners or directly from Tenable’s E-commerce site.
When Nessus is managed with Tenable SecurityCenter, an enterprise can perform full life-cycle vulnerability and configuration management. Organizations can communicate recommendations to the responsible parties, track remediations and verify security patches and required configurations.
WindowSecurity.com (http://WindowSecurity.com) is a Microsoft Windows Security resource site. It is the leading Windows Security site, attracting over 440,000 Security administrators and specialists a month. The site provides the latest Windows Security Services, articles and tutorials by leading Windows Security experts, message boards, software listings and product reviews.
WindowsSecurity.com forms part of a group of sites run by TechGenix Ltd., including http://www.windowsnetworking.com, a comprehensive Windows Networking resource site; http://www.msexchange.org, a Microsoft Exchange Server resource site; http://www.msterminalservices.org, a Server Based Computing resource site and http://www.isaserver.org, a Microsoft ISA Server resource site.
About Tenable Network Security, Inc.
Tenable Network Security is the leader in unified security monitoring. Tenable provides agentless solutions for continuous monitoring of vulnerabilities, configurations, data leakage, and log management and compromise detection. Tenable's award-winning products are utilized by many Global 2000 organizations and Government agencies to proactively minimize network risk. For more information, please visit http://www.tenable.com.
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Tenable Network Security
Tenable™, Inc. is the Cyber Exposure company. Over 23,000 organizations of all sizes around the globe rely on Tenable to manage and measure their modern attack surface to accurately understand and reduce cyber risk. 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 Tenable.io™ to deliver the world’s first platform to provide live visibility into any asset on any computing platform. Tenable customers include more than 50 percent of the Fortune 500, large government agencies and mid-sized organizations across the private and public sectors. Learn more at tenable.com.