Chapter 12

The Nessus User Community

Introduction

Nessus enjoys widespread support in the field of computer security today due in no small part to the work of its principal authors. However, design and coding excellence will only take a product only so far. What sets Nessus apart from other network vulnerability assessment tools is its openness and its user community.

With the transition to the 3.0 version series of Nessus, the Engine itself has been made a closed-source product, but the plugins are ...

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