Tuesday, March 18, 2008

Tenable Network Security is proud to announce the availability of Nessus 3.2.0, as well as NessusClient 3.2.0. Nessus 3.2.0 is a major release, containing several changes from Nessus 3.0.x :

New Features

Support for IPv6 targets (for the Linux, FreeBSD, Solaris and Mac OS X flavors)
Support for limiting the number of active TCP sessions in parallel (per host, per scan, per scanner)
A new nessuscmd tool that lets one run quick scans from the command-line
A new nessus-update tool that lets one update the Nessus engine from the command-line (on select platforms)
The Nessus daemon can now detect hosts which are being turned off during the scan and stop scanning them
The Nessus daemon can now detect when the network is congested and change the TCP settings appropriately
Nessus user account access control rules are now more granular and can be used to prevent the scanner from connecting to certain ports or to use certain plugins
The nessus command-line tool can read and write to and from a .nessus file
Improved WMI support (see http://cgi.tenablesecurity.com/tenable/WMI.html)

Nessus 3.2.0 can be obtained at http://www.nessus.org

Documentation http://www.nessus.org/documentation


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