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Tenable Releases Nessus 4 Vulnerability Scanner

April 9, 2009

Columbia, MD

Tenable provides improved performance and enhancements of industry leading network vulnerability scanner 

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 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. 

Improved Performance

With the release of Tenable’s Nessus 4, Nessus users will gain access to many new performance enhancements that increase its enterprise efficiency in conducting security and compliance auditing.

  • Improved performance, with up to 100% speed increase on the Windows platform
  • Improved scalability and reduced memory usage
  • Unified set of tools on Unix, Windows and Mac OS X operating systems 

Flexible Deployment

Tenable supports the following operating systems for deployment of Nessus 4:

  • Microsoft Windows
  • Linux
  • Apple Mac OS X
  • FreeBSD

In addition, Nessus is available as 32-bit and 64-bit binaries for every major platform. For more information or to download Nessus 4 today, please visit: http://www.nessus.org/nessus/ 

Dedicated Research Organization

Subscriptions for Nessus 4 are available for Professional and Home users to remain up to date with the latest checks. Tenable Research is a dedicated group focused on the development of security checks for recent publicly disclosed vulnerabilities. The Nessus Plugin database is updated on a daily basis, and all the newest Plugins that are available can be retrieved via the automatic update feature of Nessus or updated manually.

Enterprise Monitoring

For the ongoing security and compliance monitoring of medium and large networks, Tenable’s Security Center can be deployed to provide continuous, asset-based security and compliance monitoring and reporting. Tenable’s Security Center supports Nessus 4’s unified configuration, target and results format. This new Nessus report format facilitates sharing results, scan configurations and target lists. 

“We are very pleased to announce the release the next major version of Nessus,” said Renaud Deraison, Chief Research Officer of Tenable and author of Nessus. “Nessus 4 users should see significant improvements in performance that will lead to more efficient and effective audits.”

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