From the Security Experts

February 22, 2012

Nessus 5.0 Vulnerability Scanner Introduced by Tenable Network Security

By SIP Trunking Report Contributor

Unified Security Monitoring specialist Tenable Network Security, Inc. has unveiled the Nessus 5.0 vulnerability scanner, a powerful and comprehensive vulnerability and configuration assessment solution for enterprises and security professionals.

According to the company, the Nessus 5.0 includes the latest enhancements that streamline and optimize each of the major phases of the vulnerability and configuration assessment process for top-line businesses.

It comes with an installation wizard and web interface that ensures software to be up-and-running and completely configured in minutes. It even offers real-time scan with on-the-fly filtering that allow users to quickly see risk level and act upon vulnerability data without waiting for the scan to complete.

In addition, users can operate one-click navigation to jump from critical vulnerability to vulnerable host to the details of the vulnerability. Five severity levels are offered to quickly separate informational data from actionable results.

Other utilities include multiple filters, results management, and new pre-configured report formats, enabling the users to produce targeted reports tailored to fit the needs/interests of executives, systems administrators, and auditors.

Users can also combine multiple report templates into a single, comprehensive report, which can be delivered in a variety of formats, including PDFs.

Ron Gula, CEO and CTO of Tenable Network Security said, “Tenable's dynamic library of now nearly 50,000 individual vulnerability and configuration checks is updated continuously to ensure the accuracy and relevance of Nessus scans and audits. Our next-generation scanner continues to be recognized by security professionals, network penetration testing teams, and auditors as the de facto standard for vulnerability and configuration assessment.”

Gula said that Version 5.0 builds on the solid foundation Nessus has established for quality and accuracy, and now makes it easier and faster to install and use.

In other news from October 2011, Tenable Network Security, Inc. announced that it was selected for the Department of Defense Assured Compliance Assessment Solution (DoD ACAS) pilot. DISA selected HP Enterprise Services, working with Tenable for the pilot phase. HP Enterprise Services will be responsible for deployment, training, and support.

Edited by Jennifer Russell