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Nessus

Nessus

The Nessus Security Scanner is a security auditing tool. It makes possible to test security modules in an attempt to find vulnerable spots that should be fixed.

It is made up of two parts: a server, and a client. The server/daemon, nessusd, is in charge of the attacks, whereas the client, nessus, provides the user with an attractive X11/GTK+ interface.

 Nessus

License
GNU GPL

Developer
Tenable Network Security

Website
www.nessus.org/nessus

Requirements
libnasl

Support:
Nessus Documentation, FAQ
, Forums

Selected Reviews:
SecurityFocus

Features include:

  • Agentless Patch, Configuration, Content Auditing
    • Allows you to rapidly deploy the scanners
    • Eliminates the need for agent patching
    • Creates a flexible environment that is not dependent on target-specific agents
  • High speed vulnerability identification
    • Can continuously scan your network devices to drastically save time identifying vulnerabilities
    • Can be configured to test a range of IP addresses or for DNS or MAC addresses if IPs are dynamic
  • Network Assessment and Discovery
    • Performs sophisticated remote scans and audits of UNIX, Windows, and network infrastructures
    • Discovers network devices and identifies the operating systems, applications, databases, and services running on those assets

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