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Tenable Network Security Podcast Episode 191 - "The Top 10 PVS Questions Answered"

Welcome to the Tenable Network Security Podcast Episode 191

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.


Discussion & Highlighted Plugins

  1. What is the Passive Vulnerability Scanner (PVS) and what does it do?
  2. How is PVS different from an IDS?
  3. How does PVS keep track of sessions and discover applications?
  4. What are some examples of PVS detecting vulnerable client software?
  5. How can PVS help detect instances of virtualization in your environment?
  6. How can PVS be used to detect vulnerabilities in SCADA devices, and why is this important?
  7. What are some examples of PVS detecting applications?
  8. How much traffic can PVS handle?
  9. How can you set up and configure PVS to monitor the wireless network and detect vulnerabilities in smartphones and tablets?
  10. Does PVS support IPv6?

Nessus plugin topics:

  • Nessus now has the ability to upload a custom list of hashes for whitelisting processes and the ability to identify new processes previously not seen.
  • We've also added into Nessus the ability to set the number of days your anti-virus software is out of date before generating an alert.


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