Tenable in the News

Tenable Awarded Common Criteria Certification EAL2+

by Jennifer Collis on November 15, 2012

We are pleased to announce that Tenable Network Security has been awarded Common Criteria certification, again meeting the rigorous security requirements defined by the Common Criteria for Information Technology Security Evaluation. Tenable’s Unified Security Monitoring (USM) platform has been certified under Common Criteria (CC) Evaluation at Evaluation Assurance Level Two Augmented with Flaw Remediation (EAL2+). The Target of Evaluation (TOE) includes all the elements that comprise a full deployment of Tenable’s USM platform, including SecurityCenter, Nessus vulnerability scanner, Log...

Tenable Inks Deal With In-Q-Tel

by Dale Gardner on September 24, 2012

Tenable Network Security announced today it has established a strategic partnership and technology development agreement with In-Q-Tel. In-Q-Tel is the not-for-profit, strategic investment firm that works to identify, adapt, and deliver innovative technology solutions to support the missions of the U.S. Intelligence Community. Under the terms of the agreement, Tenable will develop secure audit and remediation capabilities that will assist intelligence agencies in continuously outpacing emerging cyber threats.

$50 Million Series A Investment in Tenable from Accel Partners

by Ron Gula on September 5, 2012

I am extremely pleased to announce that Tenable has received its first institutional round of funding: a $50 million investment from Accel Partners . The investment will help us continue to develop and improve our solutions and improve our customers’s experience. Tenable celebrates its 10 th anniversary this month. During that time, we’ve made Nessus the number one trusted vulnerability scanner in the world with more than 1 million users across 150 countries. We did this though a combination working closely with our community and continually adding improvements to make our users’s lives easier and through our own innovation to push Nessus to do even more than vulnerability assessments. Today, Nessus not only detects vulnerabilities, it finds malware , botnets , credit cards, configurations that will get you hacked or fined and most recently, issues with your iPhone and Android devices. Tenable’s SecurityCenter, our enterprise platform for Nessus, has also become the preferred enterprise security solution for nearly 1,000 enterprise customers including the entire U.S. Department of Defense . We have changed the vulnerability management paradigm through our unique combination of scalable network vulnerability monitoring, vulnerability scanning and log management. It has helped our customers break down traditional security silos, have a unified view of their security posture and respond quicker to incidents and audits than was previously thought possible.

Tenable Recognized by Inc. Magazine for Outstanding Growth

by Dale Gardner on August 30, 2012

Earlier today , Tenable Network Security revealed it had been named as one of the fastest-growing private companies by Inc. Magazine in its annual Inc. 5000 ranking. We're proud to note Tenable's performance — 259% sales growth over a three year period — earned an overall ranking of #15 among security companies, and #19 in the metropolitan Baltimore area. The Inc. 5000 recognition follows the recent strong positive ranking given Tenable's vulnerability management products by a leading analyst firm, and major business successes — such as the Tenable technology rollout across the whole of the...

Ron Gula on Why Tenable Fits the U.S. Department of Defense

by Dale Gardner on April 27, 2012

Ron Gula on Why Tenable Fits the Department of Defense Earlier this week, Tenable formally announced the company's products had been selected as the basis for the Assured Compliance Assessment Solution (ACAS), the Defense Information Systems Agency's Department of Defense-wide program for managing vulnerability and configuration assessments. Tenable co-founder and CEO Ron Gula took a moment to chat about the selection, and what it means to the entire Tenable team. You can watch here: More Information You can learn more about how Tenable products support ACAS on the Tenable website , or...

Tenable Selected for DISA’s ACAS Vulnerability Management Solution

by Paul Asadoorian on April 23, 2012

Tenable Selected for DISA’s ACAS Vulnerability Management Solution Tenable’s Unified Security Monitoring platform is the U.S. Defense Information Systems Agency (DISA) vulnerability management solution deployed DoD-wide as the Assured Compliance Assessment Solution (ACAS). Implementation is now underway for products within ACAS, including Nessus ®, SecurityCenter ™, and the Passive Vulnerability Scanner ™ . The award means Tenable’s products will be deployed across the entire Department of Defense and select Federal intelligence agencies. That broad deployment provides the DoD a comprehensive...

At RSA: New data reinforces intimate stories of career stress and burnout

by Jack Daniel on February 24, 2012

In the last year, I’ve been part of a panel of security experts that has gathered at various security events to share what we’ve learned about stress and burnout in the IT security industry, and to help people identify when they, or somebody they know, are at risk. We’ve conducted surveys to find out more about these risks and their causes, but the heart of these sessions are the compelling anecdotes from the security professionals who share personal stories of depression or anger, as well as their scars, both emotional and physical. Our presentations and discussions have been a developing project, each session building off of what we learn at every event before it. I’ll be moderating a panel again on this topic at RSA, and we will be revealing original research on career burnout and the causes of stress for security professionals.

Tenable Ranks 17th Among Security Companies on Inc. 5000

by Susan Brown on August 30, 2011

We are pleased to announce that Tenable has been ranked in the Inc 500/5000 for the second year in a row. In the 2011 rankings, we were ranked the fastest-growing private company in the enterprise security software market. We ranked 934 th overall, and 17 th among all security companies. As a company, we’re changing the way that enterprises think about information security solutions by helping them move from ‘point-in-time’ security to ‘continuous’ security and compliance monitoring. There’s no such thing as ‘good enough security,’ which is why we’re consistently developing new resources and...

Risky Business #198 - Tenable CEO Interview on Cybercrime Insurance

by Ron Gula on June 16, 2011

In this week's Risky Business podcast, Patrick Gray and I chatted about the recent rise in cyber insurance. Insurance companies have been working on a variety of insurance packages for years and the recent rash of RSA, Sony and other high-profile attacks have raised the interest level and demand for this. The key point here is that if an insurance company can offer this type of coverage, they need to understand the risk much better than the customers buying the service. Listen to Risky Business #198

Announcing Nessus On Demand Training

by Paul Asadoorian on March 31, 2011

Tenable is pleased to announce the availability of the Nessus On Demand training. Below is a short "FAQ": What is On Demand training and how does it work? - The On Demand training represents training content, slides and audio that you can take anytime you like. Marcus Ranum (and the Tenable training team) has narrated nearly 20 hours of training material and lab exercises. This also includes full access to the online labs associated with the Nessus course. What products are currently being offered via On Demand? - Currently the " Nessus Vulnerability & Compliance Auditing " course is available On Demand and covers all aspects of using Nessus, including network vulnerability scans, authenticated patch auditing, configuration auditing and introducing the Nessus API and NASL scripting.