Nessus (32 bit)

Nessus (32 bit)


Average User Rating:
3.6
out of 5 votes
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Quick Specs

Version:
5.2.1
File Size:
19.53MB
Date Added:
June 06, 2013
Price:
Free
Operating Systems:
Windows Vista/Server 2008/7/8
Total Downloads:
48,450
Downloads Last Week:
79
Additional Requirements:
Not available

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  • 5 stars

    "Very robust and capable vuln scanner"

    March 03, 2012   |   By cnetperse

    Version: Nessus (32 bit) 5.0

    Pros

    Nessus is capable of scanning all network hosts, all operating systems, and all types of servers like database, web applications, web server, you name it.

    Cons

    You will occasionally see some obvious false positives in your scan results.

    Summary

    For a description of the Nessus user interfaces and for an explanation of all of Nessus' command line options, visit:

    http://dougvitale.wordpress.com/2012/03/02/tenable-nessus/

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  • 1 stars

    "Consumer Warning : Nessus 3.0.5 Unstabel Software"

    July 20, 2010   |   By rjsmithers

    Version: Nessus 3.0.5

    Pros

    Inexpensive and easy to use, if the product completes scans

    Cons

    Miercom issued Consumer Advisory "WARNING" 20July2010:
    Tested with mutliple operating systems in our lab, product will cause frequent crashes of the host machine.
    Frequent cyclic error spawning lauch of start menu.
    Application freezes mid scan.

    Summary

    Install this product at your own risk.
    Licensed version of the product is suspect as well.
    Contact reviews@miercom.com for additional details and to learn if the provider corrected the problem.

    Updated on Jul 20, 2010

    Working with vendor's technocial support this issue was resolved.
    RJS

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  • 4 stars

    "A solid option for a supported vulnerability scanner"

    April 08, 2010   |   By Tisiphne

    Version: Nessus 3.0.5

    Pros

    Fairly industry-standard tool, runs scans against many different platforms, vulnerabilities, and scan types. The free version remains useful for students and individuals.

    Cons

    Nmap NSE is quickly catching up in capacity as a 100% free alternative, although at time of writing, Nmap has no plans to provide paid support. Nessus is becoming quite pricey, but not from the perspective of fortune 1000 IT departments.

    Summary

    Nessus had more potential as an open-source application, but the developers had good reasons for making the business decisions that they made. It remains one of the most popular and reliable scanners available. It is not a replacement for an experienced pen-tester or appliance, but it does quite well at showing the user an overview of common vulnerabilities in a clear and concise manner.

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  • 4 stars

    "Good solid product"

    June 30, 2009   |   By hackertarget

    Version: Nessus 3.0.5

    Pros

    Solid product with decent support from Tenable.
    Good performance, testing servers for thousands of vulnerabilities in only a few minutes.
    Easy to install - version 4 is even easier, giving even non-technical users access to vulnerability managment.

    Cons

    Full plugin feed now costs $1200 / year. For the professional feed.
    Occasional false positives.

    Summary

    For many years Nessus was the leading vulnerability scanner as an open source product. This has not changed, it is still an excellent product. While an open source alternative exists in openVas, it is at present not as easy to install and get configured. Vulnerability assessment is a specialised field and getting the most out of these tools does require some background knowledge or research. However this tool is an option for those wanting to get an idea of the security of a system they run. Obvious security holes will be clearly marked as critical and able to be remediated.

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