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Tenable Network Security Reduces Cloud Infrastructure Attack Surface with New Capabilities in Nessus v6

October 13, 2015

Columbia, MD

Note: Nessus Cloud is now a part of Tenable.io Vulnerability Management. To learn more about this application and its latest capabilities, visit the Tenable.io Vulnerability Management web page.

New Nessus Agents for Amazon, Debian and Ubuntu Linux, and new Nessus scanner for AWS help customers simplify cloud vulnerability management

Tenable Network Security®, Inc., the leader in continuous network monitoring™, today announced new capabilities for Nessus® v6 that allow customers to simplify and extend vulnerability management for cloud environments by reducing the cloud infrastructure attack surface.

When moving to cloud computing, many organizations discover that the benefits of the cloud are accompanied by unexpected security challenges separate from the traditional vulnerability management hurdles of securing transient devices and managing credentials. Traditional vulnerability management programs are also limited by the lack of security expertise in the cloud and by solutions that don’t support cloud environments.

Tenable customers upgrading to the latest versions of Nessus Cloud or Nessus Manager can now reduce their cloud infrastructure attack surface with new Nessus Agent support for Amazon, Debian and Ubuntu Linux, simplifying and extending vulnerability management for hard-to-scan devices in any IT environment.

“Since the introduction of Nessus Cloud, Tenable continues to deliver choice and flexibility for customers who want to move some or all of their IT operations to the cloud,” said Ron Gula, CEO, Tenable Network Security. “Expanded Nessus Agents capabilities for three leading cloud OSes, and a new Nessus scanner coming soon to the Amazon Web Services (AWS) Marketplace, enable customers to identify vulnerabilities and perform configuration and compliance assessments across on-premises and cloud environments.”

Tenable’s new Nessus scanner, available soon in the AWS Marketplace, targets and assesses Elastic Compute Cloud (EC2) instances in multiple AWS accounts and reports data back to Nessus Cloud or Nessus Manager, making it easy to include AWS vulnerability assessment results in an overall vulnerability management program.

For more information on the latest extended capabilities now available in Nessus v6, please visit the Nessus product page.

To learn more about Tenable’s Nessus Cloud, and how to best manage your organization’s cloud solution, check out the latest in Tenable’s cloud security video blog series:

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