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Tenable Network Security Releases Upgrade to Nessus 4 Vulnerability Scanner

December 29, 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 release of Nessus version 4.4 for general availability. The Tenable Nessus vulnerability scanner is the world-leader in active scanners, featuring high-speed discovery, configuration auditing, asset profiling, sensitive data discovery and vulnerability analysis of your security posture.

Scheduling of Scans

With the release of Nessus 4.4, Nessus users that subscribe to Tenable’s ProfessionalFeed will gain access to a new web-based option for the scheduling of scans. Scan scheduling in Nessus is very flexible and is driven by scan policies stored directly on the server. It is now possible schedule one time and recurring scans.

Improved Reporting

Tenable has improved the reporting capabilities within Nessus 4.4 to aid in analysis ofvulnerability scan results. Nessus users will have access to new HTML-based executive summary and detailed summary reports.

Flexible Deployment Options

Nessus 4.4 is available as software (32-bit and 64-bit binaries for every major platform), virtual appliance and physical appliance. 

“We are very pleased to announce the release of Nessus 4.4,” said Renaud Deraison, Chief Research Officer at Tenable and author of Nessus. “Tenable continues to improve the value of Nessus for our customers by extending the usefulness, functionality and speed of the world’s most popular scanner without increasing its cost.”

ProfessionalFeed Subscription

Tenable’s Research team is a dedicated group focused on the development of security checks for publicly disclosed vulnerabilities. The Nessus Plugin database is updated on a daily basis and all the newest plugins can be retrieved via the automatic update feature of Nessus or updated manually. ProfessionalFeed subscriptions for Nessus 4.4 are required for all commercial use of Nessus. Scan scheduling is only available through a ProfessionalFeed subscription.

Enterprise-Class Monitoring

Tenable SecurityCenter can be deployed to provide continuous, asset-based security and compliance monitoring and reporting for medium and large networks. Tenable SecurityCenter supports Nessus 4.4’s unified configuration, target and results format.

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