An enterprise version of the Nessus vulnerability scanner has been launched by Tenable.
Offering the capability to streamline scans and audits, Tenable technical director Gavin Millard told IT Security Guru that the enterprise version will allow scan data and results to be shared as well as larger deployments to be managed.
“We have 20,000 users of Nessus and this has become the default for scanning for vulnerabilities,” he said. “Users such as auditors and penetration testers can now not only move to a secure platform to manage results, but without having to change the vulnerability management platform.”
Millard called Nessus Enterprise an “evolution of Nessus” rather than a new solution, as it allows for multiple Nessus scanners from one server to share what it collects which it was not previously designed for. “It was a single-use program; now it is a collective with multiple users’ data,” he said. “You can create one scan and send the information to other environments and what needs to be addressed.”
Three deployment methods are offered: a local version for a single box; an offer for one or two scans; or the enterprise which pulls services together. Also introduced is Nessus Enterprise Cloud, that allows users to access their Nessus internal scanners and reports from the cloud and perform external scans of their internet-facing IPs for network and Web application vulnerabilities.
Renaud Deraison, chief research officer for Tenable Network Security, said: “With new breaches making headlines weekly, customers are realising the critical importance of shoring up potential entry paths for attackers by finding and eliminating vulnerabilities.
“Tenable is making this process, along with maintaining compliance, easier than ever for teams with the introduction of Nessus Enterprise, expanding their ability to work together to leverage a vast amount of up-to-date vulnerability data and remediate before attackers can exploit them.”