COLUMBIA, Md., July 12, 2022 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Tenable®the company Cyber Exposure, today announced the addition of Nessus® Expert in its portfolio of trusted vulnerability assessment solutions, providing security consultants, pen testers and security practitioners with extended external capabilities and increased visibility in cloud-native environments.
External assets and cloud configurations represent two of the biggest cyber risks facing businesses today. Most companies don’t keep a good record of their external footprint, which is easily exploitable by cybercriminals and other threat actors. External Attack Surface Management (EASM) removes these blind spots with features such as change detection detection, attribution, and monitoring of all external enterprise assets. At the same time, as organizations take advantage of public clouds, they often deploy cloud security solutions too late in their development cycle. The best way to get the most out of the cloud is for organizations to start with infrastructure-as-code (IAC) security, catching misconfigurations and software vulnerabilities before anything is deployed. .
Building on the reputation of the Nessus brand as the most recognized and widely deployed vulnerability assessment solution in the industry, Nessus Expert is the first to tackle both issues head-on. Nessus Expert applies a smarter and simplified approach to DevSecOps, allowing users to understand an organization’s external attack surface that could be exposed to threat actors and to assess infrastructure as code (IaC) for vulnerabilities before execution. Following the integration of the two Bit Discovery and Terrascan technologies earlier this year, Nessus Expert is equipped with external attack surface discovery and IaC security analysis, giving pen testers, consultants, SMBs and developers a unique competitive advantage through their extensive risk assessment capabilities.
“Nessus is the gold standard for vulnerability assessment. We have improved capabilities to handle cloud instances that are constantly updating and connecting to various sources. We’re stepping up a gear with Nessus Expert,” said Glen Pendley, Chief Technology Officer at Tenable. “Nessus Expert offers modern vulnerability assessment capabilities that cover everything from internal and external assets to code and cloud configurations before anything is deployed. This is a game-changer for both evaluating DevSecOps and infrastructure security.
Key New Abilities
Nessus Expert offers the following features in addition to everything offered in Nessus Professional:
- Discovery of the external attack surface – to discover assets accessible on the Internet in the domains and subdomains associated with an organization
- Infrastructure as code Scanning – to establish guardrails in GitOps and automated CI/CD processes that ensure secure deployments with minimal effort with up to 500 predefined policies.
To learn more about Nessus Expert and to schedule a demo, please visit: http://tenable.com/blog/introducing-nessus-expert-now-built-for-the-modern-attack-surface
Nessus Expert and Nessus Professional are optimized for security consultants and audit functions. Tenable also offers enterprise-grade vulnerability and cyber exposure management, including cloud security, Active Directory security, and external attack surface management.
Tenable® is the Cyber Exposure Company. Approximately 40,000 organizations worldwide trust Tenable to understand and reduce cyber risk. As the creator of Nessus®, Tenable has extended its vulnerability expertise to provide the world’s first platform to view and secure any digital asset on any computing platform. Tenable’s customers include approximately 60% of the Fortune 500, approximately 40% of the Global 2000 and major government agencies. Learn more about tenable.com.