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Microsoft Windows

Windows Vista, 2008, 7, 2012, & 8 (64 bits) – For 1 Gbps support only:


Red Hat ES 5 (64 bits) / CentOS 5 / Oracle Linux 5 (including Unbreakable Enterprise Kernel) – For 1 Gbps support only:

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:

Red Hat ES 7 (64 bits) / CentOS 7 / Oracle Linux 7 (including Unbreakable Enterprise Kernel) – For 1 Gbps support only:

Mac OS X

Mac OS X 10.8 and 10.9 – For 1 Gbps support only:


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, Mac OS X

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.

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What's New in PVS 4.4.0

Now available as a standalone product, Passive Vulnerability Scanner™ identifies security and compliance violations in BYOD, cloud and virtual infrastructures. With its unique packet-level continuous scanning capabilities, PVS™ 4.4 delivers vulnerability discovery benefits to a wide customer audience.

Support for launching basic network Nessus scan

PVS 4.4.0 provides the ability to launch an active basic network Nessus scan on hosts monitored by PVS. This feature integrates with Nessus 6.4 or above, as it requires API keys.

New results views and charts for Mobile devices

New Mobile results views have been added to the user interface that provide visibility into mobile devices discovered and their attributes such as device model and operating system, their vulnerabilities and applications discovered running on them. A few distribution charts by device model, operating system and mobile applications have also been added.

Support for email notifications containing a summary of monitored results

Email notifications can be configured and sent that contain summarized reports of discovered hosts, vulnerabilities, applications and operating systems.

Red Hat 7 Support for High Performance mode (10 Gbps)

High Performance mode PVS is now supported on RHEL 7.

Support for CVSS v3.0

PVS supports the new vectors and scores introduced in CVSS v3.0.

Support for DNS hostnames and NETBIOS name reporting

PVS can now use reverse DNS lookups to determine the hostname for monitored hosts. The DNS lookups are enabled by default and can be disabled by setting the ‘DNS Queries Per Interval’ parameter to 0. The DNS hostnames and NETBIOS names are reported in .nessus reports. The ability to view the hostname in the user interface will be available in a future release.

Read the User Guide