Tenable Network Security, creator of the popular Nessus vulnerability scanner, released on Monday Nessus 3.0 for the Linux and FreeBSD platforms. Nessus 3.0 was developed in response to growing market demand from enterprises, government and consultants.
In addition to gaining dramatic improvements in performance, Tenable also provides an optional Direct Feed subscription service for Nessus 3.0 which provides immediate access to new vulnerability checks and entitles Nessus 3.0 users to commercial support from Tenable. The Tenable Plugins include support for a rating methodology called Common Vulnerability Scoring System (CVSS) that can be used to express the criticality of a discovered vulnerability or threat.
“Nessus 3.0 is a more robust version of the vulnerability scanner with better handling of concurrent host scanning. Its scan engine is faster than previous versions, achieving up to five times improvement when scanning Windows networks,” said Renaud Deraison, Chief Research Officer, Tenable Network Security, co-founder and the primary author of the Nessus vulnerability scanner.
Tenable Network Security will continue to manage, distribute and maintain the open source version, Nessus 2.x.