Nessus

Nessus Amazon AWS Auditing Now Available

by Mehul Revankar
April 22, 2014

Edits and Contributions: Paul Asadoorian

The transition to cloud services is well underway, bringing with it traditional and new security challenges. Nessus is evolving to address these challenges. Unlike traditional environments, cloud services require a modified approach to scanning - users can't simply point their scanners to services such as Amazon AWS, and not expect to be throttled, if not outright blocked. 

Nessus Compliance Checks for the Brocade Fabric OS

by Jack Daniel
March 21, 2014

With the new compliance plugin and audit file for the Brocade Fabric OS (FOS), Tenable customers can now audit their Brocade FOS configurations for industry best practices and a number of different checks.

Auditing Network Devices Without Scanning

by Jack Daniel
March 18, 2014

Nessus can now perform configuration auditing against device configuration files, rather than the systems themselves. Users can make proposed changes in the configurations and test the security of the changes before they go into production, making it easier to test and deploy securely configured devices throughout the network

New Nessus MDM Integration: MobileIron

by Paul Asadoorian
March 11, 2014

Nessus now supports the MobileIron MDM platform. This new support complements Nessus' existing MDM platform support for Apple Profile Manager, Microsoft Exchange via Active Directory, and Good Technology Good for Enterprise.

ThreatConnect: Indicator for Suspicious Behavior and Malware

by Paul Asadoorian
February 19, 2014

Information about threats comes from many different sources. Several third parties, such as ThreatConnect, offer such information which can be used as indicators for suspicious behavior and/or malware in your environment. ThreatConnect technology can be integrated with Tenable's SecurityCenter and Nessus products as follows:

Nessus 5.2.5 Is Available for Download

by Paul Asadoorian
January 20, 2014

Nessus 5.2.5 is now available for download. This new release fixes the following issues:
  • A possible deadlock occurring under certain conditions at the end of the scan has been corrected
  • Reduced the overall memory usage by using a different memory allocator (Linux only)
  • A memory leak in webmirror has been corrected
  • Fixes an issue occurring when scanning for IPv6 targets on the same local subnet (Linux)
  • Fixes the cross-references in the /plugins/description API

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