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Tenable Network Security Announces Cisco Identity Services Engine Integration for Nessus v6

December 4, 2014

Columbia, MD

Integration with Cisco ISE provides visibility and context to enhance security vulnerability assessment across the network

Tenable Network Security, Inc.®, the leader in continuous network monitoring, today announced the integration of the Cisco® Identity Services Engine (ISE) with Nessus® v6, the global standard in detecting and assessing network data. The integration of Cisco ISE enables Nessus customers to leverage user identity and device information, enhancing their ability to identify, assess, report, and respond to business critical vulnerabilities.

Visibility into the users and devices that access your critical systems and the risk they pose to your network and resources is essential across all endpoints, from the data center to the cloud. The addition of Cisco ISE to Nessus v6 increases granularity of risk analysis by merging user information with vulnerability scan results, which simplifies the review and prioritization of vulnerabilities. ISE integration also allows customers to pull identity profiles of the device and user from Cisco ISE. With this added context, customers can take action by quarantining the device directly from Nessus—no need to switch to another console, rely on additional tools, or rely on other teams to execute the response.

“Security vulnerability assessment is fundamental to reducing the attack surface and improving defenses,” said Ron Gula, CEO, Tenable Network Security. “Tenable understands that organizations require a complete view of vulnerabilities—including user and device context—in order to swiftly respond to issues that can significantly impact the availability and continuity of their business. Nessus’ integration with Cisco ISE helps organizations to rapidly respond to critical issues based on device and user profile.”

The Cisco ISE contextual data provides a complete view of vulnerability event, identity, and device data for use in rating the severities of vulnerabilities. The contextual data helps IT staff prioritize vulnerability events and respond with network quarantine actions from within the Nessus v6 console, providing fast, closed loop management of the event.

“The extended network has created the need for deeper visibility, analysis and compliance so that security threats can be identified and remediated,” said Russell Rice, senior director of Cisco ISE product management. “Tenable’s integration with Cisco ISE allows the breadth and depth of visibility to provide context and information needed to take informed security action and protect across all attack vectors.”

Additional information about this integration can be found by searching “Tenable” on the Cisco Developer Network Marketplace.

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