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Tenable Network Security Releases Security and Policy Compliance Configuration Audits for Cisco IOS

June 16, 2010

Columbia, MD

Tenable Extends Nessus Capability to Audit Cisco Routers and Switches 

Tenable Network Security, Inc., the leader in Unified Security Monitoring™ and creator of the popular and award-winning Nessus® vulnerability scanner, today announces that Nessus now includes the ability to perform security and policy compliance configuration audits of Cisco IOS routers and switches. 

The audits are based on best practices available from the Center for Internet Security and provide router and switch administrators the ability to test security and policy compliance settings in their network infrastructure. Example security and policy compliance configuration tests include requiring encrypted passwords, banning the use of common SNMP community strings, forcing the use of Secure Shell to access the IOS console and ensuring the device does not allow unauthorized services. 

“With the addition of Cisco IOS configuration auditing, organizations can now utilize Nessus to audit their network from end to end for policy compliance configuration and security issues”, says Ron Gula, CEO of Tenable Network Security. “Nessus audits the security and policy compliance configurations of Windows, Unix, Database and now router and switch platforms.” 

Tenable Network Security provides a suite of enterprise-class software solutions that unify real-time vulnerability, event and compliance monitoring into a single, role-based interface for administrators, auditors and risk managers to evaluate, communicate and report needed information for effective decision making and systems management. For more information on Tenable’s Unified Security Monitoring product line please go to: http://www.tenable.com/products.

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