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Tenable Network Security Adds IBM iSeries Support To Nessus®

February 23, 2012

Columbia, MD

Dozens of Security-Related Checks Expand Enterprise System Configuration Coverage

Tenable Network Security, Inc., the leader in Unified Security Monitoring (USM), today announced support for configuration checks of IBM iSeries systems. Tenable's iSeries support is provided through plugins to the Nessus Vulnerability Scanner, the industry's most powerful and comprehensive vulnerability and configuration assessment solution for enterprises and security professionals.

Tenable's iSeries support enables security professionals to assess the security of the iSeries systems within their networks, evaluating dozens of system settings, including configurations, passwords, and operating systems. By comparing the retrieved system settings to IBM's official recommendations, administrators are automatically alerted to discrepancies, insecure configurations, and policy violations.

The Nessus plugins examine 40 different security-related attributes, including:

  • The system security level (QSECURITY), which establishes the overall degree of security enforced by the system, affecting most system operations.
  • The audit level (QAUDLVL), defining which system events should be recorded to the system log.
  • Multiple password-specific settings, including expiration intervals, minimum and maximum lengths, other password complexity and use limits, and various insecure password practices, such as cached, stored, or default passwords.
  • Dozens of other security-related checks associated with system configuration and operation.

"Organizations today face increasingly relentless cybercriminals who will exploit any door or window into your network they can," Gula said. "Keeping a close eye on your system configurations and the strength of your passwords can make sure those barriers stay sealed, which is exactly what we're doing through these Nessus plugins." Tweet this!

For more information please visit www.tenable.com.

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
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(443) 539-6476