Nessus 3.2 is out with lot of a cool features

Saturday, March 15, 2008

Tenable Network Security is proud to announce the availability of Nessus 3.2.0, as well as NessusClient 3.2.0. Nessus 3.2.0 is a major release, containing several changes from Nessus 3.0.x :

New Features

  • Support for IPv6 targets (for the Linux, FreeBSD, Solaris and Mac OS X flavors)
  • Support for limiting the number of active TCP sessions in parallel (per host, per scan, per scanner)
  • A new nessuscmd tool that lets one run quick scans from the command-line
  • A new nessus-update tool that lets one update the Nessus engine from the command-line (on select platforms)
  • The Nessus daemon can now detect hosts which are being turned off during the scan and stop scanning them
  • The Nessus daemon can now detect when the network is congested and change the TCP settings appropriately
  • Nessus user account access control rules are now more granular and can be used to prevent the scanner from connecting to certain ports or to use certain plugins
  • The nessus command-line tool can read and write to and from a .nessus file
  • Improved WMI support (see

Nessus 3.2.0 can be obtained at

Nessus documentation is available here:

-- Anish


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