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Tenable Releases Nessus 3.2 Security Scanner

March 12, 2008

Columbia, MD

Tenable adds innovative enterprise functionality to market-leading scanner

Tenable Network Security, Inc., the leader in unified security monitoring and creator of the popular and award-winning Nessus vulnerability scanner, today announced it has released Nessus version 3.2 for general availability.  Tenable’s 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.

Innovative Features

With the release of Tenable’s Nessus 3.2, Nessus users will gain access to many new innovative features that extend its enterprise usefulness in conducting security and compliance auditing.

  • Support for IPv6 security auditing
  • Improved control of network bandwidth usage during scanning
  • Granular access control rules to limit users to specific ports and audits
  • Extended Nessus Server capability to query remote Microsoft Windows systems with native support of the Windows Management Instrumentation protocol (WMI) 

In addition, Tenable has various ways for individuals and organizations to manage Nessus. Tenable’s Nessus Client is a unified cross-platform client that is designed to conduct single vulnerability and configuration audits of networks. For larger networks, Tenable’s Security Center provides continuous, asset-based security and compliance monitoring and reporting. Both the Nessus Client and the Security Center also have support for a unified configuration, target and results format. This new Nessus report format makes sharing results, scan configurations and target lists easy. 

“We are excited to release the next version of Nessus,” said Renaud Deraison, Chief Research Officer of Tenable and author of Nessus. “Nessus 3.2 combines the functionality required by the changing network landscape with management options that make its use efficient and effective.” 

Flexible Deployment

Tenable currently supports the following operating systems for deployment of Nessus 3.2:

  • Windows (Microsoft)
  • Linux (Red Hat, Novell)
  • Solaris (Sun)
  • Mac OS X (Apple)
  • FreeBSD

For more information or to download Nessus 3.2 today, please visit: http://www.nessus.org/nessus/

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