Tenable Network Security has announced the launch of the newest version of its Nessus Perimeter Service.

Developed to help businesses protect payment card data, identify network and web application vulnerabilities and demonstrate compliance with the PCI Data Security Standard (PCI-DSS), the new launch is an enterprise-class remote vulnerability scanning solution that audits internet-facing IP addresses for both network and web application vulnerabilities from the cloud. As a managed service, no hardware or software installation is required.

Also, after Tenable was certified as an approved scanning vendor by the PCI Security Standards Council, it said that this includes the Tenable PCI scanning service that allows customers to scan unlimited internet-facing sites for PCI compliance and submit these results up to twice per quarter for PCI Approved Scanning Vendor (ASV) validation.

Ron Gula, CEO and CTO of Tenable Network Security, said: “Tenable has helped customers prepare for PCI certification by pre-scanning their networks and identifying PCI-relevant assets. Now customers can scan internet-facing sites using Perimeter Service's preset PCI compliance policy template and submit these PCI scan results to Tenable for PCI ASV validation, at no additional charge.”