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Tenable’s Nessus ProfessionalFeed Receives Perfect Score in SC Magazine 2011 Group Test

February 4, 2011

Columbia, MD

Nessus ProfessionalFeed earns “Recommended” status in recent group test for pure-play vulnerability 

Tenable Network Security, Inc., the leader in unified security monitoring and creator of the popular and award-winning Nessus vulnerability scanner, announced today that SC Magazine has named Tenable’s Nessus ProfessionalFeed as the Recommended product for pure-play vulnerability assessment in 2011. Nessus was one of twelve vulnerability assessment products evaluated by SC Magazine and received five out of five stars across all categories - features, ease of use, performance, documentation, support, and value for money.

“We found the web GUI to be intuitive to navigate with a clean, organized layout. Scanning policies can easily be created, as well as highly customized for excellent flexibility. While this tool may be small, it does pack a significant punch. To further add punch, multiple scanners can be managed from the Tenable’s SecurityCenter to meet the needs of any size environment,” said Peter Stephenson, Technology Editor, SC Magazine. “Another perennial and well-deserved favorite, this is our Recommended choice for pure-play vulnerability assessment.”

A Tenable Nessus ProfessionalFeed subscription is required by commercial organizations to use Nessus to scan their network, perform compliance audits, obtain support and receive updates to Tenable’s database of vulnerability checks. A ProfessionalFeed subscription provides the following benefits:

  • The license to operate Nessus in a commercial environment
  • The newest Nessus plugins as soon as they are released
  • The ability to perform an unlimited amount of PCI DSS compliance audits
  • The ability to perform web application audits of custom and embedded applications to test for cross-site scripting, SQL injection and much more.
  • The ability to conduct operating system, application and SQL database configuration audits against CERT, CIS, DISA STIGs, GLBA, HIPAA, NIST SCAP FDCC / USGCB, NSA and PCI standards.
  • The ability to conduct audits on content such as pornography, personally identifiable information (credit cards, SSN, etc.) corporate spreadsheets and much more.
  • Access to SCADA vulnerability checks to detect and audit control system devices
  • The ability to download a Nessus 4 VMware Virtual Appliance, which works with VMware ESX, Server, Workstation and Fusion.
  • Access to operational and technical assistance from Tenable's experienced support staff to aid in the deployment and use of Nessus scanners, as well as assistance in customizing audit policies for compliance checks or content checks.

“We are thrilled that SC Magazine recognizes the powerful features and ease of use of the Nessus ProfessionalFeed and designates it as their recommended choice for pure-play vulnerability assessment,” said Renaud Deraison, Tenable’s Chief Research Officer and creator of Nessus.

To learn more about Nessus and the ProfessionalFeed, please visit http://www.tenable.com/nessus. To read SC Magazine’s review, please visit: http://www.scmagazineus.com/tenable-network-security-nessus-professionalfeed/review/3413/


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
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(443) 539-6476