In order to complete this activity, you will have to satisfy the following prerequisites on your machine:
- You must have Nessus installed.
- You must have network access to the hosts on which the scans are to be performed.
In order to install Nessus, you can follow the instructions provided in Chapter 2, Understanding Network Scanning Tools. This will allow you to download a compatible version of Nessus and install all the required plugins. In order to check whether your machine has Nessus installed, open the search bar and search for Nessus Web Client. Once found and clicked, this will be opened in the default browser window:
If you are sure that Nessus has been installed correctly, you can use the https://localhost:8834 URL ...