Tenable's Nessus ProfessionalFeed to Monitor VMware Infrastructure

May 28, 2013

Columbia, MD

Popular Vulnerability Scanner to Bridge Gap in Security for Modern Data Centers

Tenable Network Security, Inc., the leader in real-time vulnerability management, today announced that its Nessus ProfessionalFeed is available for VMware (NYSE: VMW) customers. Starting today, VMware resellers can sell Tenable’s leading vulnerability management scanner, Nessus ProfessionalFeed, to vSphere infrastructure customers. With Nessus ProfessionalFeed, customers can now automate the risk management lifecycle and provide increased visibility of risks within a network.

“Nessus ProfessionalFeed ensures that companies operating on virtualized data center infrastructures do not have to compromise on security,” said Vatsal Sonecha, VP Business Development at Tenable Network Security. “The addition of Nessus ProfessionalFeed to already well-established VMware solutions fills a critical industry need, providing trusted vulnerability management to companies worldwide.”

With 85 percent of data centers using VMware, there is a huge market demand for a vulnerability scanner solution to not only address challenges in perimeter security, but also monitor virtualized infrastructure. Nessus ProfessionalFeed provides the following benefits for VMware environments:

  • Comprehensive scanning, vulnerability and configuration checks for the following VMware products: vSphere ESX, vSphere ESXi and vCenter Servers
  • Advanced detection capabilities to identify Botnets and rapidly changing malware
  • Integration with patch management systems and classification on mobile device and associated vulnerabilities
  • Assistance in auditing, securing, and hardening VMware virtual infrastructures by verifying patches are applied to reduce VM sprawl, and maintain secure configurations
  • Schedule and run scans on a repeated basis
  • Built-in reporting with exporting and report sharing

“SHI has partnered with Tenable to offer Nessus® as the industry leading vulnerability scanner for VMware virtualized infrastructure,” said Michael McCracken, Director SHI Security Solutions Group, SHI International Corporation. “As our customers continue to deploy VMware solutions, SHI strives to provide them with versatile total security solution. Nessus offers enhanced security to our customer base by automating the risk management lifecycle and bridges the gap between multiple teams – network, compliance, security and audit to provide better visibility of risks in virtualized environments for prioritized response.”

Tenable Network Security is one of the most recognized cybersecurity companies in the world, providing protection to numerous organizations including the U.S. Department of Defense. Along with Nessus, its SecurityCenter platform is the first to provide real-time detection and notifications of vulnerabilities within networks that can be exploited by hackers. Tenable’s products are used by enterprises, governments, and military entities around the world to provide top-tier vulnerability management for critical systems and information.

For partners interested in Tenable’s Nessus for VMware environment, please visit http://www.tenable.com/partners/nessus-vmware

To learn more about Nessus and its accomplishments, please visit http://www.tenable.com/blog/scanning-and-patch-auditing-vmware-using-nessus.

For more information on Tenable Network Security products and solutions, please visit www.tenable.com.

About Tenable Network Security

Tenable Network Security provides continuous network monitoring to identify vulnerabilities, reduce risk and ensure compliance. Our family of products includes SecurityCenter Continuous View™, which provides the most comprehensive and integrated view of network health, and Nessus®, the global standard in detecting and assessing network data. Tenable is relied upon by more than 20,000 organizations, including the entire U.S. Department of Defense and many of the world’s largest companies and governments. For more information, please visit www.tenable.com.

Contact Information:

Molly Doyle
W2 Communications
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(703) 877-8113