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ThreatConnect: Indicator for Suspicious Behavior and Malware

by Paul Asadoorian on 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: IP addresses, file hashes, and URLs can be used as indicators with SecurityCenter. File hashes can be used as part of malware scanning with Nessus. For example, custom file hashes could be exported from ThreatConnect and used in Nessus or SecurityCenter custom malware...

Nessus 5.2.5 Is Available for Download

by Paul Asadoorian on 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 Switched the default plugin database to "low memory usage" (qdb_mem_usage=low) on new installations You may download the new release...

Tenable Launches “Straight Talk About PCI” Discussion Forum

by Jeffrey Man on December 19, 2013

Have you ever tried to navigate the PCI website and gotten lost and confused? Are you part of the 99% of companies that must traverse the PCI Compliance landscape as part of the “Self-Assessment” or “do-it-yourself” crowd? Have you been overwhelmed by vendor claims of “PCI made easy” or “PCI Compliance in 10 minutes” or “PCI in a Box”? Does it bother you that the answers to your questions are often tied to the product/solution the vendor is selling? Are you the one with a burning question, but can’t seem to find the right person to ask? Have you asked the question and gotten the trademark “...

Nessus Audits HP ProCurve Routers

by Paul Asadoorian on November 26, 2013

A new plugin for auditing HP ProCurve routers is available for Nessus customers. Nessus allows you to assess the security of your configurations on HP ProCurve products, including routers, switches, and wireless access points.

Nessus Helps Harden FireEye Appliances

by Paul Asadoorian on November 22, 2013

A new compliance plugin for FireEye appliances is now available for Nessus customers. This new functionality allows auditing of FireEye instances against best-practice hardening guidelines, ensuring that the security appliance and the data contained therein is secure.

Keeping Anti-Virus in Check

by Ron Gula on November 20, 2013

Nessus will generate a finding if the scan target has an Anti-Virus agent deployed with the virus detection rules out of date. We've often received feature requests asking us to allow customers to set a grace period (in days) to avoid generating this alert. Such a preference was added this week under the heading 'Antivirus Software Check':

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