Introduction to Nessus

Nessus is one of the most widely-used Vulnerability Assessment products. First released in the year 1998 by Renaud Deraison, this tool has been one of the most popular vulnerability scanning tools used across the industry for the past 15 years.

The official website of Nessus ( describes it as follows:

"Nessus® is the industry's most widely-deployed vulnerability and configuration assessment product. Nessus features high-speed discovery, configuration auditing, asset profiling, sensitive data discovery, patch management integration, and vulnerability analysis of your security posture. Fueled by Nessus ProfessionalFeed®, a continuously-updated library with more than 50,000 individual vulnerability and ...

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