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Tenable Launches Appliance Offering

September 10, 2009

Columbia, MD

Tenable Launches Hardware and Virtual Appliances for its Unified Security Monitoring™ platform and Nessus® Vulnerability Scanner 

Tenable Network Security, Inc., the leader in Unified Security Monitoring and creator of the popular and award-winning Nessus Vulnerability Scanner, announces the Tenable Appliance to expand the deployment options for its enterprise class security and compliance management software and Nessus vulnerability scanner. 

The Tenable Appliance

The Tenable Appliance is a browser-managed application that hosts various Tenable enterprise applications including Nessus, Security Center (SC), Log Correlation Engine (LCE) and Passive Vulnerability Scanner (PVS). The Tenable Appliance is available as either a virtual machine (VM) download or as a physical hardware appliance. 

The Tenable Appliance provides a preinstalled image of all Tenable applications in one easy to configure interface. The Tenable Virtual Appliance is available for Tenable customers and is provided for use with VMware Server, VMware Player and VMware ESX Server. 

Ease of Use

Tenable Appliance operations encompass simple high-level tasks such as backup and restore, software updates, shutdown/restart, updates, support functions and log analysis. Since the Tenable Appliance is primarily web-based, no command-line expertise is necessary.

“The experience of developing and deploying the Nessus Virtual Appliance early last year has provided us with valuable insight for the enterprise-level Tenable appliances. Thousands of our customers appreciated a 100% web based method to provision and manage their Nessus scanners,” said Ron Gula, CEO of Tenable. “We used the same approach for the Tenable virtual and hardware appliances which means customers already familiar with our virtual appliance can immediately make use of the same technology running on high speed hardware.” 


Tenable hardware appliances are available in several models to service enterprises of all sizes. Currently, Nessus and Security Center applications are available on the appliance with the Log Correlation Engine and Passive Vulnerability Scanner to be released soon. To inquire about the Tenable Appliance, please contact [email protected].

About Tenable

Tenable™, Inc. is the Cyber Exposure company. Over 23,000 organizations of all sizes around the globe rely on Tenable to manage and measure their modern attack surface to accurately understand and reduce cyber risk. As the creator of Nessus®, Tenable built its platform from the ground up to deeply understand assets, networks and vulnerabilities, extending this knowledge and expertise into Tenable.io™ to deliver the world’s first platform to provide live visibility into any asset on any computing platform. Tenable customers include more than 50 percent of the Fortune 500, large government agencies and mid-sized organizations across the private and public sectors. Learn more at tenable.com.

Contact Information:

Cayla Baker
[email protected]
(443) 539-6476