Nessus 5.2.0

Complete and very useful network vulnerability scanner for quick and easy patching, configuration as well as compliance auditing
When the word ‘Nessus’ is brought into any conversation, almost no one thinks about a computer program, let alone a specific application software that audits networks in order to provide vulnerability reports.

As Nessus is the name of the centaur that tricked Heracles’ wife into killing him in the Greek mythology, you can sense a similarity between the mythic creature and the software.

Nessus, the centaur, searched for a vulnerability in Deianeira and exploited it to serve his goal, while Nessus, the program, does the same thing for computer networks, leaving aside the exploiting part of the legend.

On the contrary, Nessus does what it takes to keep exploiters at bay by patching the vulnerabilities found in the system. Its plugin library holds tens of thousands of items for you to add the the core application in order to make it your way, to match your expectations and preferences in the most simple, elegant, possible and, why not, plausible way.

Nessus can be used in small companies as well as in larger ones as its scalability is not limited to a specific number of networks, servers and workstations. Its integrated technologies help you perform physical as well as virtual device discoveries alongside software auditing.

Furthermore, Nessus also audits mobile devices in order to provide a broad asset coverage and profiling of the entire organization environment, both cable-depending and wireless-enabled hardware. You can now rest assured that you have an application to detect suspicious behavior or known malware such as botnets.

All in all, Nessus adds a few layers of protection to your network by providing solutions to potential vulnerabilities, categorizes them, prioritizes them while also performing non-intrusive sensitive content auditing for better management and faster patching of the most important problems.

Reviewed by on January 1st, 1970


last updated on:
April 27th, 2013, 8:35 GMT
file size:
19.5 MB
price:
FREE!
developed by:
Tenable Network Security
license type:
Freeware
operating system(s):
Windows XP / XP 64 bit / Vista / Vista 64 bit / 7 / 7 64 bit / 8 / 8 64 bit / 2003 / 2008 / 2008 64 bit / Server 2012
category:
C: \ Security \ Security Related

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Nessus - Nessus will provide users with a complete and very useful network vulnerability scannerNessus - The Policies tab section will offer a list of options like Web App Tests, Prepare for PCI DSS audits or Internal / External Network ScanNessus - You will be able to access options such as Name, Username, Role or Last Login within the Users menuNessusNessus
What's New in This Release:
  • IPv6 is now supported on all platforms (including Windows)
  • Nessus server support for Windows 8 and Windows 2012
  • Add attachments within scan result reports
  • Mac OS X preference pane
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Application description

Nessus which includes high-speed checks for thousands of the most commonly updated vulnerabilities, a wide variety of ...

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