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Tenable Network Security Joins SaaS Security Market with Enterprise-Class Nessus Perimeter Service

December 7, 2010

Columbia, MD

Tenable Network Security, Inc., the leader in Unified Security Monitoring and creator of the popular and award-winning Nessus® vulnerability scanner, today announced the availability of the Nessus Perimeter Service. Tenable’s Nessus vulnerability scanner is the world-leader in deployed vulnerability scanners, featuring high-speed discovery, configuration auditing, asset profiling, sensitive data discovery and vulnerability analysis of an organization’s security posture. Tenable is now offering this same technology as a SaaS or hosted model for faster and easier deployments and provides 3rd party audits of Internet facing infrastructures.

Tenable’s Nessus Perimeter Service is an enterprise-class remote vulnerability scanning service that can be used to audit Internet facing IP addresses for both network and web application vulnerabilities. Subscribers can scan any number of Internet facing sites covering a wide variety of devices - desktop computers, mobile laptops, iPhones - wherever is convenient and as often as needed, all for one low flat fee. Subscribers of the Nessus Perimeter Service are logged into Nessus scanners hosted in Tenable’s secure datacenter.

Resetting the Value Point

Pricing for the Nessus Perimeter Service sets a new benchmark for value in the managed vulnerability assessment industry. For one flat fee, subscribers can scan as many perimeter systems as desired during their subscription period. Enterprises not only need to ensure that their perimeter is secure but need to audit other infrastructures remotely. This can easily be accomplished with the Nessus Perimeter Service without the need to deploy an additional scanner. Other vendors in the vulnerability assessment market license their offerings on a per IP basis, which can become very costly as an organization’s infrastructure grows or security requirements change.

Other benefits subscribers will receive include:

  • No need to install, deploy or maintain software
  • Scans can be initiated immediately or scheduled via a simple Web browser or with the Nessus App for iPhone.
  • Ability to prepare security assessments against current PCI standards
  • Access to the most trusted knowledgebase in the industry that detects over 40,000 unique security checks.
  • Secure, trusted third-party security audit with end-to-end encryption.

Introductory Subscription Options and Limited Time Offer

The Nessus Perimeter Service is available as a 30 day subscription ($995.00) or annual subscription ($3,600). For a limited time, Tenable is offering a 20% discount for subscribers who purchase an annual subscription online (Coupon code: TENABLE). For more information on the Nessus Perimeter Service, please visit: http://www.tenable.com/nessus/perimeter/ or to subscribe today, please visit Tenable’s online store: https://store.tenable.com/.

“We are very pleased to introduce of the Nessus Perimeter Service at such attractive rates,” said Ron Gula, CEO of Tenable. “This is our first SaaS-based offering and establishes a foundation for Tenable to provide other enterprise-class SaaS services to our customers giving them a variety of approaches to secure their IT operations.”


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