Today, Tenable has announced the release of Nessus 6.6.
Here are some highlights of the new and updated capabilities of this new release:
Nessus Cloud workflow updates
If you’re currently using Nessus Cloud, you’ll notice a few changes to the user interface with this release. All the capabilities that Nessus Cloud provides - vulnerability scanning, configuration assessment, malware detection, etc. - continue to be available, although the exact steps to use them are changing slightly. These changes will make it easier for you to find and use key capabilities. Look for changes in these areas:
When you first log in to your updated Nessus Cloud, you might ask yourself, “Where’s my scan data?” Don’t worry - it’s all still there. Where you’d normally see a list of scan jobs, you’ll see a new dashboard view that will give you a quick overview of scan results. The list of scans can still be accessed by clicking the Scans menu at the top and then My Scans link on the left menu.
If you want to run a new scan, the process hasn’t changed, but you’ll find the New Scan button moved to the right side of the Nessus Cloud interface:
While not as big a change as the Scans and Agents, if you’re used to accessing Policies through the top menu, you’ll now find it a bit further down the screen under the Resources Take a look at the Scans screen snap as an example.
With this release, you should find it much easier to manage Nessus Agents, including setting up scans for Nessus Agents. For example, all of the agent settings can now be quickly accessed through the new Resources area on the main scan window.
You’ll also notice that we’ve organized all of the scan templates - including the ones available for agent scans - into tabs. So when you want to set up a new scan for Nessus Agents you’ve deployed, it will be quick and easy to get started with the right scan templates.
Nessus Agents updates
While we're on the topic of Nessus Agents, with Nessus 6.6, agents now support Windows 10 and Debian 8. Many of you have been asking for this, especially Windows 10 support.
New platform support
In addition to the Nessus Agents Windows 10 and Debian 8 platform support noted above, with the 6.6 release, Nessus scanners and Nessus Professional also support Windows 10 and Debian 8, Kali 2.0.
New configuration audits
And finally, our compliance research team has added several brand new configuration audits in Nessus 6.6.