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Passive Vulnerability Scanner (PVS) 4.0.1 Now Available

Note: Passive Vulnerability Scanner (PVS) is now Nessus Network Monitor. To learn more about this application and its latest capabilities, visit the Nessus Network Monitor web page.

PVS 4.0.1 is now available for download.

This new release introduces the following features and fixes the following:


  • License Change: Removed the 16 IP limit for evaluation, providing the full product evaluation for 30-days
  • Added new OS platform support for Mac OS X (10.8 & 10.9)
  • Added new result filtering options for CPE, IAVM, and STIG Severity
  • Added reporting of confidence level and detection method to OS Fingerprinting plugin output
  • Logging failed or successful login attempts to the admin log
  • Adds a connection count to the plugin output for internal client / server connection summary
  • Improved resource utilization
  • Added plugin output to realtime PASL syslog
  • Fixed an issue when monitoring inactive interfaces that stopped monitoring
  • Fixed an issue resulting in a malformed report which failed to import into SecurityCenter
  • Fixed an issue when upgrading that did not import the syslog host and VLAN settings correctly

PVS Web Server / Client UI Updates

  • Added a link in the application and operating system tabs to enable pivoting back to a list of vulnerabilities for a given host
  • Changed to reflect the new Nessus severity color scheme
  • Added support for UI classification banners

You may download the new release from the Tenable Support Portal if you are an existing customer. For those looking to evaluate PVS, please visit our PVS Evaluation page.