Tenable is pleased announce the latest version of Passive Vulnerability Scanner (PVS), the global standard for passive vulnerability scanning. PVS v5.0 enables you to increase visibility of devices, services, applications, and vulnerabilities active on a network. Additional information about PVS v5.0 is provided in the Frequently Asked Questions that follow:
When will PVS v5.0 be available to customers?
PVS v5.0 is available now.
Where can I download PVS v5.0?
Customers can download installation packages from the Tenable Support Portal.
Where can I purchase PVS v5.0?
PVS v5.0 can be purchased through a Tenable partner, sales representative or directly from the Tenable Online Store.
How do I upgrade from previous PVS versions?
Instructions for upgrading from previous versions on all platforms are available in the Passive Vulnerability Scanner User Guide, which can be downloaded from the Support Portal.
What new features are included in PVS v5.0?
Identifying Selected TLS-Encrypted Application Traffic:
Internet application traffic is often encrypted with Transport Layer Security (TLS). Unless organizations deploy relatively expensive network devices designed to decrypt TLS, they will be blind to the applications associated with the traffic. PVS v5.0 increases application visibility by using TLS fingerprinting to discover applications whose traffic is encrypted.
Improved User Interface:
PVS v5.0 includes an enhanced user interface that provides a summarized dashboard containing multiple high level summarized views into hosts, vulnerabilities, applications, operating systems, connections, and mobile devices discovered by PVS. Additional improvements include:
- A chord diagram that visualizes the client connections to servers on well-known ports
- A network bandwidth chart trends the amount of data sent from client hosts to server hosts and vice versa
- Improved navigation between client and server hosts, and new pivoting capabilities on any host
- A Sankey diagram that provides a view of connections between client and server hosts by either host or by network service
Improved VLAN Monitoring:
Enterprise networks are increasingly being segmented into Virtual Local Area Networks (VLANS) to increase performance and security. PVS 5.0 includes a new Plugin (ID 19) that summarizes all observed VLAN tags for a given host. This helps determine if a host has switched VLANS or is present on an incorrect or unexpected VLAN.
Detection and Analysis of Tunneled IPv6 Traffic:
In addition to reporting the presence of tunneled IPv6 traffic, PVS now processes the IPv6 traffic within the tunnel. Teredo, 6to4, and 6in4 tunnel detections are now summarized in a single plugin (ID 20), and other detections will be associated to the IP addresses found within the tunneled traffic.
Increased Analysis of IPv6 Traffic:
PVS now detects the presence of IPv6 headers and performs a complete analysis of IPv6 packets that contain extension headers.
Extended Packet Filtering:
PVS provides more targeted packet filtering by extending its BPF filter support.
What platforms is PVS v5.0 available for?
Platform support is described in the Tenable General Requirements document, which can be downloaded from the Support Portal.
What are the hardware requirements for PVS v5.0?
Hardware requirements for PVS v5.0 are described in the Tenable General Requirements document, which can be downloaded from the Support Portal. Please note that support requirements are different for PVS 1 Gbps performance and for PVS 10 Gbps performance.
Does the same software download support both PVS 1 Gbps and PVS 10 Gbps?
Yes, there is only one software package. By default the software supports 1 Gbps performance. Customers who have purchased PVS 10 Gbps will receive an activation code that enables 10 Gbps performance. If you have misplaced your activation code visit the Support Portal.
What versions of SecurityCenter CV are compatible with PVS v5.0?
SecurityCenter v4.8.2 and above, including v5.x.
Is there an additional cost to upgrade to PVS v5.0?
There is no additional cost for current subscription customers and perpetual license customers under maintenance when they upgrade at the same performance level. Customers with PVS 1 Gbps can upgrade to PVS 10 Gbps at additional cost. Please contact your Tenable partner or sales representative for details.
How can I get PVS support for 10 Gbps networks?
Please contact your Tenable partner or sales representative.
What versions of PVS will continue to be supported?
Tenable has announced the End of Life and End of Support for PVS v4.0, which will be effective on August 18, 2016. PVS v4.2 and above will continue to be supported.