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Tenable’s Nessus Vulnerability Scanner Wins Best of Open Source Software for 2007

September 11, 2007

Columbia, MD

Tenable’s Nessus Vulnerability Scanner Wins Best of Open Source Software for 2007
InfoWorld’s Bossies recognize Nessus as Best of Open Source in Security 

September 11, 2007 – 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 that IDG's InfoWorld, the leading integrated media brand for IT Solutions Management, has picked the scanner for a Bossie Award for a security product. According to Tom Bowers of InfoWorld, “In network vulnerability assessment, our Bossie winner, Nessus, stands alone. The granddaddy of all security tools, Nessus combines an up-to-the-minute vulnerability engine and testing controls, making it an essential member of the toolbox in both well-funded and cash-strapped security organizations.” 

“Open Source Software has moved into the mainstream,” said Steve Fox, Editor in Chief at InfoWorld. “InfoWorld's inaugural Bossie Award winners represent mature, flexible, and reliable solutions that increasingly define the segment.” 

“We are delighted to be honored by InfoWorld with this Bossie Award for the Nessus vulnerability scanner. This award further validates the performance, reliability and value that our customers receive from Nessus. In addition, our enterprise customers depend on Nessus as one leg of our unified security monitoring solution to gather both network and host information for better situational awareness”, says Ron Gula, CEO of Tenable Network Security. 

For more information on Nessus please visit: http://www.nessus.org/nessus/

For more information on Tenable’s Unified Security Monitoring solutions, please visit: http://www.tenablesecurity.com/solutions/ 

For complete coverage of the InfoWorld Bossie Awards, visit http://www.infoworld.com/article/07/09/10/37FE-boss-security_1.html?source=searchresult

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
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(443) 539-6476

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