Leading developer of next-generation cybersecurity software now provides enhanced security visibility across three major cloud environments with release of Nessus for Microsoft Azure
Tenable Network Security has announced that its popular vulnerability management platform, Nessus, delivers enhanced security visibility and system hardening for Microsoft Azure cloud environments. Tenable now provides the broadest cloud coverage available with support for three major cloud environments – Azure, Amazon Web Services and Rackspace.
“The foundation of strong cloud security starts with knowing which assets are running in the cloud,” said Ron Gula, CEO, Tenable Network Security. “As the first to extend its comprehensive vulnerability management software to Azure users, Tenable makes it easy for organizations to embrace the cloud by identifying any known threats or vulnerabilities and remediating them before it’s too late.”
Cloud has given rise to DevOps and enabled organisations to save time and money by improving development speed and automation. Through continuous delivery, Tenable’s solutions audit and assess Microsoft Azure Virtual Machines, giving organisations complete visibility into their on-premises, cloud or hybrid environments. With Tenable, Azure users also gain enhanced visibility into which assets, workloads and applications are running in the cloud, and can easily detect and identify misconfigured or vulnerable systems to quickly remediate threats and remove security weaknesses.
For increased flexibility, Azure users can also take advantage of Nessus Agents. Agents perform localised assessments on virtual systems and portable devices such as laptops, remote or difficult-to-scan systems, and send the data back to a central platform via Nessus Cloud or Nessus Manager. Additional capabilities include advanced vulnerability analytics, reporting and dashboards that provide organisations with a consolidated view of data across the entire IT environment.
“We are delighted that Tenable Nessus is now available on the Microsoft Azure platform,” said Nicole Herskowitz, senior director of product marketing, Microsoft Azure, Microsoft Corp. “Tenable helps our customers address the growing challenges facing their business-critical cloud environments.”
For more information about using Tenable’s Nessus technology to secure your cloud infrastructure, visit http://www.tenable.com/integrations/microsoft/azure or the Azure Marketplace.
To learn more about reducing your attack surface in the cloud with Tenable, check out the below resources:
- Auditing Microsoft Azure with Nessus v6.5
- New in Nessus 6.5
- Cloud-based Security Solutions: Leveraging Expertise <>
About Tenable Network Security
Tenable Network Security provides continuous network monitoring to identify vulnerabilities, reduce risk, ensure compliance and respond to threats. Our family of products includes SecurityCenter Continuous View™, which provides the most comprehensive and integrated view of network health, and Nessus®, the global standard in detecting and assessing network data. Tenable is relied upon by many of the world’s largest corporations, not-for-profit organisations and public sector agencies, including the entire U.S. Department of Defense. For more information, please visit tenable.com.