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Tenable’s Nessus Named as SearchSecurity.com 2009 Reader’s Choice Award Winner

September 21, 2009

Columbia, MD

Tenable’s Nessus, in conjunction with Tenable’s Security Center and Passive Vulnerability Scanner, takes Silver for Best Vulnerability Management Product for 2009 

Tenable Network Security, Inc., the leader in Unified Security Monitoring and creator of the popular and award-winning Nessus vulnerability scanner, announces that Tenable’s enterprise class security and compliance management software in conjunction with Tenable’s Nessus vulnerability scanner won silver in Information Security™ magazine and SearchSecurity.com 2009 Readers’ Choice Awards. 

The Information Security™ magazine and SearchSecurity.com 2009 Readers’ Choice Award winners “were selected based on extensive, in-depth discussions and interviews between the editors of Information Security ™ magazine and SearchSecurity.com and over 1,700 information security executives and managers, who were asked to assess and rate products deployed within their organizations from a listing of more than 380 products spanning 17 product categories. The judging panel then selected Gold, Silver and Bronze award winners within each product category.” 

As noted on SearchSecurity.com, “Nessus, offered by Tenable Network Security in conjunction with the company’s Security Center and Passive Scanner products, placed second this year. Readers were especially enthusiastic about the product's accuracy, as well as its ability to integrate with threat management or early warning systems. Other notable features include configuration auditing, asset profiling and high-speed discovery.” 

“We are very pleased to be recognized by the readers of Information Security Magazine (SearchSecurity.com) as the best vulnerability management software product on the market” said Ron Gula, CEO of Tenable. “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.” 

About Information Security

Information Security is the enterprise security and risk managers’ leading source of critical, objective information on strategic and practical security issues. Information Security’s team of veteran security journalists and experts break down the security problems challenging enterprises and provide practical resolutions. Its in-depth, comprehensive reports and analyses provide security managers--department managers to CXOs -- with the tools, knowledge and information they need to make informed decisions about how to safeguard their enterprises, comply with regulations and standards, and reduce risk. The publication’s analysis of technology and products provide a guide for budgeting and purchasing decisions and trends reports, case studies and industry-leading exposes offers security managers insight into how their peers are addressing and solving key security issues. Information Security is an indispensable guide for any security manager and executive charged with protecting information assets and reducing risk. 

About SearchSecurity.com

More than 800,000 IT security pros turn to SearchSecurity.com for the information they require to keep their corporate data and assets secure. We’re the only online information resource that provides immediate access to breaking industry news, virus alerts, webcasts, white papers, security schools, a selection of highly focused security e-newsletters and more - all at no cost. Nowhere else will you find such a highly targeted combination of resources specifically dedicated to the success of today’s IT-security professional.

About Tenable

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.

Contact Information:

Cayla Baker
cbaker@tenable.com
(443) 539-6476