by Tenable Network Security

Tool designed to make vulnerability assessments for security/privacy simple, practical and adaptive

Operating system: Windows

Publisher: Tenable Network Security

Antivirus check: passed

Last revision: Last week

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Nessus is an effective application that allows you to scan all network services used by your computer for vulnerabilities. The program allows you to test firewalls, network screens, filtering routers and other services responsible for system security when connecting to the network.

The toolkit has a number of tools to perform complex analysis, and two scanning methods are used at once. The first is a standard set of testing algorithms that allows you to detect outdated versions of services, any errors in configurations, as well as blank or ineffective passwords. The second method mimics the attacker's actions by testing protection and finding the remaining unprotected areas. It is worth noting that the utility works on the principle of client-server, which allows you to expand the already good opportunities to analyze the network security of your computer. In addition, there is support for a special NASL language, with the help of which you can write your own test algorithms or view and upgrade third-party ones.

Nessus helps detect vulnerabilities in your network services, ensuring better system security through comprehensive analysis and adaptable testing methods.

- Comprehensive scanning of your computer's network security;

- the presence of a scanning method that imitates the attacker's actions;

- Extension of functionality with the help of plug-ins;

- the ability to write your own algorithms using the built-in language;

- Flexible adjustment of the program to the system resources;

- free distribution of the program.

Efficient detection of vulnerabilities, improving network security.
User-friendly interface for seamless navigation.
Provides high-quality, detailed reports on system weaknesses.

Expensive for small businesses with limited cybersecurity budgets.
Can be complex and difficult to use for beginners.
Lacks customer support in resolving issues.
image/svg+xmlBotttsPablo Stanley Körner Jake
Vulnerability scanner for Windows. Multiple levels for different needs. With the free version, you can scan 16 IPs. Free support is available. It's ideal for students, educators for cyber security. The subscription versions offer unlimited assessments, live results and more.
image/svg+xmlBotttsPablo Stanley Körner Carter L*******n
Nessus is a vulnerability scanning and assessment tool used to identify security issues on computer systems. It is used to scan networks and computers for vulnerabilities, such as misconfigurations, missing patches, and insecure software. Nessus can detect a wide range of security issues, from basic misconfigurations to complex vulnerabilities. The software can also be used to audit user accounts, detect malicious software, and detect compliance issues.
image/svg+xmlBotttsPablo Stanley Körner Ollie Dilan
Nessus is a powerful and comprehensive security scanning tool. It is easy to install, configure and use for scanning systems and networks. I have used Nessus to audit a large number of computers in my network and the results were comprehensive. The reporting feature is also very helpful for identifying and tracking vulnerabilities. The scan results are easy to understand and the scan runs quickly. Nessus also allows us to customize the scanning parameters according to our needs which is a great feature. I also like the fact that Nessus can be integrated with other security tools. All in all, Nessus has proved to be a reliable and useful tool for network security.
image/svg+xmlBotttsPablo Stanley Körner Jude V.
Nessus has been a greta asset to our security team, providing a thorough and powerful scannig and audit capability.
image/svg+xmlBotttsPablo Stanley Körner Finn Beiswanger
Nessus is a network vulnerability scanner that allows users to identify and assess potential security threats on their systems. It provides a comprehensive assessment of network devices, operating systems, databases, and applications. Key features include vulnerability scanning, compliance auditing, and web application scanning. Nessus is widely used in the cybersecurity industry to help organizations identify and mitigate potential security risks.
image/svg+xmlBotttsPablo Stanley Körner Oscar Lawley
Nessus software is a comprehensive vulnerability scanner that provides detailed analysis and reporting on potential security risks within an organization's network.
image/svg+xmlBotttsPablo Stanley Körner Joseph
An incredibly robust vulnerability scanning tool with a somewhat steep learning curve.
image/svg+xmlBotttsPablo Stanley Körner Joshua
Easy to configure, comprehensive vulnerability scanning.
image/svg+xmlBotttsPablo Stanley Körner Oscar
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