Nessus Scan Report

by Josef Weiss
February 4, 2014

For customers who use Nessus for vulnerability scanning and then move to SecurityCenter, vulnerability reporting may be somewhat challenging. This report mimics the look and feel of a typical Nessus scanner vulnerability report.

Like a Nessus scanner report, this report contains a Table of Contents, iterates host information, and provides a results summary and vulnerability details for all hosts scanned.

The results are presented in slightly different manner between the two reports. One significant difference that Nessus users will notice is that Nessus will color code the header with colors that represent the severity of the vulnerability. SecurityCenter contains a severity label in the header.

Overall, the data in both reports are presented in a similar fashion, with perhaps slightly more details being offered in this SecurityCenter version.

The report is available in the SecurityCenter Feed, a comprehensive collection of dashboards, reports, assurance report cards and assets. The report can be easily located in the SecurityCenter Feed under the category Threat Detection & Vulnerability Assessments. The report requirements are:

  • SecurityCenter 4.7.1
  • Nessus 5.2.4