Nessus Top Ten List

#10 There's More Than One Way... - The Top Ten Things You Didn't Know About Nessus

by Paul Asadoorian on August 25, 2011

Drum Roll Please...

Being the Product Evangelist for Tenable Network Security gives me some interesting insight into how the community views the features of our products. I meet some people who provide us with awesome suggestions for improvements and I also meet some people who scan their networks at semi-regular intervals using the default set of policies, unaware of the huge variety of features that Nessus includes.

Hence the project I have been working on: with help and support from the community and my fellow co-workers at Tenable, I have developed what we understand to be a list of the top ten things that people may not know about Nessus.

In part one, I want to explore the differences between traditional network-based scanning and scanning with credentials. So, in traditional David Letterman top ten fashion, we’ll start with number 10!

Speedy Target Safe Cracking
Nessus maintains a balance of speed, accuracy, and intrusiveness.

#10. There's More Than One Way To...