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Download Nessus Network Monitor

Please Select Your Operating System

Microsoft Windows

Windows Vista, 2008, 7, 2012, & 8 (64 bits) – For 1 Gbps support only:
pvs-5.3.0-x64.exe

Linux

Red Hat ES 5 (64 bits) / CentOS 5 / Oracle Linux 5 (including Unbreakable Enterprise Kernel) – For 1 Gbps support only:
pvs-5.3.0-es5.x86_64.rpm

Red Hat ES 6 (64 bits) / CentOS 6 / Oracle Linux 6; minimum of 6.3 or newer, using a 2.6.32 kernel (including Unbreakable Enterprise Kernel. Hugepage support is required.) – For 1 Gbps and 10 Gbps support:
pvs-5.3.0-es6.x86_64.rpm

Red Hat ES 7 (64 bits) / CentOS 7 / Oracle Linux 7 (including Unbreakable Enterprise Kernel) – For 1 Gbps support only:
pvs-5.3.0-es7.x86_64.rpm

macOS

macOS 10.8 and 10.9 – For 1 Gbps support only:
pvs-5.3.0-osx.dmg

Checksums

Checksums for PVS Server binaries: md5sums.txt

System Requirements

1 Gbps support:

  • CPU: 1 x dual-core 2 GHz CPU (64 bit)
  • Memory: 2 GB RAM (4 GB RAM recommended)
  • OS: Windows, Red Hat ES 5, Red Hat ES 6, Red Hat ES 7, CentOS 5, CentOS 6, CentOS 7, macOS
  • Hard Drive: 20GB HDD

10 Gbps support:

  • CPU: 10 CPUs with hyper-threading enabled
  • Memory: 16 GB RAM
  • Available Disk Space: 512 MB free disk space
  • OS: Red Hat ES 6 (64 bits), Red Hat ES 7, CentOS 6, CentOS 7, Oracle Linux 6; minimum of 6.3 or newer, using a 2.6.32 kernel (including Unbreakable Enterprise Kernel. Hugepage support is required.)
  • NIC: Minimum of 2 Intel NICs; 1 for management and 1+ for monitoring:
    • e1000 (82540, 82545, 82546)
    • e1000e (82571..82574, 82583, ICH8..ICH10, PCH..PCH2)
    • igb (82575..82576, 82580, I210, I211, I350, I354, DH89xx)
    • ixgbe (82598..82599, X540, X550)
    • i40e (X710, XL710)
  • Virtual Environments: VMware ESXi/ESX 5.5 with VMXNET3 network adapter.

Installation is a walk in the park!

Technical Services Manager,
International Information Technology and Services

What's New in Nessus Network Monitor

Nessus Network Monitor (formerly Passive Vulnerability Scanner® or PVS™) continuously monitors the network, detecting usage of cloud services, identifying new assets as they become active on the network, and profiling an asset’s operating system, active applications, services, network connections, and associated vulnerabilities. The new capabilities in Nessus Network Monitor v5 give you a complete view of assets and activities across your computing environments, helping you identify and prioritize weaknesses that need attention.

  • Identifying Selected TLS-Encrypted Application Traffic
  • Improved User Interface
  • Improved VLAN Monitoring
  • Detection and Analysis of Tunneled IPv6 Traffic
  • Increased Analysis of IPv6 Traffic
  • Extended Packet Filtering

Additional information about Nessus Network Monitor v5 is provided in the Frequently Asked Questions section.