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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 24,000 organizations around the globe rely on Tenable to understand and reduce cyber risk. As the creator of Nessus®, Tenable extended its expertise in vulnerabilities to deliver Tenable.io®, the world’s first platform to see and secure any digital asset on any computing platform. Tenable customers include 53 percent of the Fortune 500, 29 percent of the Global 2000 and large government agencies. Learn more at tenable.com.

Contact Information:

Cayla Baker
[email protected]
(443) 539-6476

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