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Nessus Scan Report (Top 5)

by Josef Weiss
May 20, 2014

For customers who use Nessus for vulnerability scanning and then move to SecurityCenter, vulnerability reporting may be somewhat challenging. This report mimics the look and feel of a typical Nessus scanner vulnerability report. This report is similar to a previously released report titled 'Nessus Scan Report'. This report limits the results to the Top 5 Vulnerabilities, for each severity level, across the scanned hosts.

Like a Nessus scanner report, this report contains a Table of Contents, iterates host information, and provides a results summary and vulnerability details for all hosts scanned.

The results are presented in slightly different manner between the two reports. One significant difference that Nessus users will notice is that Nessus will color code the header with colors that represent the severity of the vulnerability. SecurityCenter contains a severity label in the header.

Overall, the data in both reports are presented in a similar fashion, with perhaps slightly more details being offered in this SecurityCenter version.

The report is available in the SecurityCenter Feed, a comprehensive collection of dashboards, reports, assurance report cards and assets. The report can be easily located in the SecurityCenter Feed under the category Threat Detection & Vulnerability Assessments. The report requirements are:

  • SecurityCenter 4.8.0
  • Nessus 5.2.5