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Tenable launches standalone vulnerability scanner

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Tenable has launched a standalone version of its Passive Vulnerability Scanner (PVS).

Previously only available as part of Tenable's SecurityCenter and SecurityCenter solutions, PVS allows real-time monitoring of both IPv4 and IPv6 traffic on networks.

Using network sniffing technology, PVS is an ideal solution to monitor systems sensitive to disruption by traditional scanning, such as mobile, virtual and cloud apps that may not be present during scheduled scans.

 

Ron Gula, CEO of Tenable, said: “A hacker only needs one pathway into your network; not knowing what an unmanaged device is doing on your network is a security blind spot. By offering PVS as a standalone product, we are opening up the availability of our products to thousands of security and compliance professionals.

“As innovations such as BYOD and virtualisation gain traction within the organisation, more and more transient devices are being brought into the organisation and onto corporate networks. If a company is only scanning for these devices monthly, they do not have an accurate picture of their network weakness.”

PVS also complements Tenable's Nessus active scanne by monitoring network traffic detecting apps, services, protocols, hosts that are not present or evade active scanning, according to the company.

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