Tenable Nessus Essentials Debuts
May 17, 2019
Essentials is an enhanced free version of the vulnerability assessment
solution (formerly Nessus Home). Nessus Essentials is designed to be
used by students, professors and people who are starting their
cybersecurity careers, helping the next generation to quickly and easily
master vulnerability assessment and hone their skills.
Global demand for cybersecurity professionals has outstripped supply,
creating a critical skills gap that threatens the digital economy.
According to the CyberSecurity Jobs Report 2018-2021, demand for
cybersecurity talent in 2019 will hit 6 million jobs globally, but
roughly 1.5 million of those positions will remain unfilled.
Tenable is addressing this shortage head-on with Nessus Essentials.
Nessus Essentials is part of the Nessus family of products, and one of
the most widely adopted security solutions in the world. Nessus has the
industry’s lowest false-positive rate and six-sigma accuracy, is number
one in coverage with more than 100,000 plugins for more than 45,000 CVEs
and the fastest for vulnerability detection with new plugins released
within an average of 24 hours from the time of vulnerability disclosure.
Nessus Essentials now includes:
Scan Anywhere: Nessus Essentials replaces Nessus Home, eliminating the
previous restriction on only using Nessus for personal, non-commercial
use. -- Tenable Research and Community: Receive Cyber Exposure alerts
and join the Tenable Community discussion from directly within Nessus
Essentials for the latest information on plugins, major vulnerabilities
and original reports plus a peer network for discussion and
collaboration. In 2019 to date, Tenable Research has published 77
original zero-day vulnerabilities, 99 percent more than the closest
competitor. -- Classroom Guides:Educators around the world can build
vulnerability assessment lesson plans and curriculum leveraging Nessus.
-- In-Product Tutorials and Guidance: Help new users create scans and
analyze results. A free course and certification for Nessus Essentials
will be made available later in 2019.
“Nearly every cybersecurity professional has used Nessus at some point.
Many even learned the fundamentals with Nessus,” said Renaud Deraison,
chief technology officer and co-founder, Tenable. “Our vision for Nessus
Essentials is to advance the next generation of cyber professionals --
whether it’s in the classroom or on the job. We’re continuing to give
back to the community, helping to close the security skills gap and
building a foundation of cybersecurity.”