Chapter 3

Installing Nessus

Introduction

There are many options to the security professional on what tools can be used to accomplish an organization’s goal of maintaining a secure computing environment. When it comes to the Nessus Security Scanner, the first question that needs to be answered is which version to install. We will discuss some of the differences between the two Nessus versions and go through the install process for both.

Nessus is quite possibly one of the easiest packages to install. The myriad ways ...

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