Nessus (32 bit)

Nessus (32 bit)

Average User Rating:
3.6
out of 5 votes

Quick Specs

  • Version:
    5.2.1
  • Total Downloads:
    50,359
  • Date Added:
    Jun. 06, 2013
  • Price:
    Free
  • File Size:
    19.53MB
  • Downloads Last Week:
    236
  • Platform:
    Windows
  • Product ranking:
    #30 in Network Tools

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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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General
Publisher The Nessus Project
Publisher web site http://www.nessus.org/
Release Date June 06, 2013
Date Added June 06, 2013
Version 5.2.1
Category
Category Networking Software
Subcategory Network Tools
Operating Systems
Operating Systems Windows 7, Windows, Windows Server 2008, Windows Vista, Windows 8
Additional Requirements None
Download Information
File Size 19.53MB
File Name Nessus-5.2.1-Win32.msi
Popularity
Total Downloads 50,359
Downloads Last Week 236
Pricing
License Model Free
Limitations Not available
Price Free

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