Nessus Documentation

Nessus 6.4 Installation and Configuration Guide

The installation, operation, and configuration of Nessus Professional, Nessus Manager, Nessus Agents, and Nessus Cloud. (Last Updated June 30, 2015.)

Nessus 6.4 User Guide

Describes how to configure and operate the Nessus User Interface for Nessus Professional, Nessus Manager, Nessus Agents, and Nessus Cloud. (Last Updated June 30, 2015.)

Nessus 6.4 Command Line Reference

Describes the command line tools of Tenable Network Security's Nessus 6.4 vulnerability scanner. (Last Updated June 30, 2015.)

Nessus Enterprise for Amazon Web Services (AWS) Installation and Configuration Guide

Describes how to use Tenable Network Security’s Nessus Enterprise for AWS (Amazon Web Services). (Last Updated July 16, 2014.)

Nessus v6 SCAP Assessments

Describes how to use Tenable's Nessus to generate SCAP content audits as well as view and export the scan results. (Last Updated November 18, 2014.)

Nessus and Antivirus

Outlines how several popular security software packages interact with Nessus, and provides tips or workarounds to allow the software to better co-exist without compromising your security or hindering your vulnerability scanning efforts. (Last Updated January 31, 2014.)

Comprehensive Malware Detection with SecurityCenter Continuous View and Nessus

Describes how Tenable's SecurityCenter CV can detect a variety of malicious software and identify and determine the extent of malware infections. (Last Updated February 3, 2015.)

Nessus Compliance Checks

This paper discusses what sort of configuration parameters and sensitive data can be audited, how to configure Nessus to perform these audits and how Tenable's SecurityCenter can be used to manage and automate this process. There is also information on how to use the various tools available to create audit policies. (Last Updated September 30, 2015.)

Nessus Compliance Checks Reference

This paper discusses the Nessus compliance language syntax and provides examples for those wishing to write their own audit files. (Last Updated October 2, 2015.)

Tenable Products Plugin Families

This document provides a description and summary of the plugin families for Nessus, Log Correlation Engine, and the Passive Vulnerability Scanner. (Last updated October 3, 2013.)

Nessus v2 File Format

This document explains how the .nessus v2 file format (which is XML-based) is set up and can help you process .nessus v2 files with your own tools. (Last Updated October 15, 2013.)

Tenable Appliance 3.5 Guide

This document describes the installation, operation, and configuration of the Tenable Appliance 3.5. (Last Updated June 12, 2015.)