Nessus Is the Most Widely Deployed Vulnerability Assessment Solution for Applications

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Nessus ranks nearly twice as high as closest competitor

COLUMBIA, Md., Aug. 28, 2018 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — New research by Cybersecurity Insiders, The Application Security Report 2018, found that Nessus® is the industry’s most widely used vulnerability assessment solution for applications, with nearly twice as many security teams using the solution as any other competitive offering.

Cybersecurity Insiders conducted this in-depth study in partnership with the 400,000-member Information Security Community on LinkedIn. Of these participants, 44 percent reported that they rely on Nessus to identify application vulnerabilities, representing the highest percentage of any solution. The report is the result of a comprehensive survey designed to reveal the latest application security trends, how organizations are protecting applications, and what solutions and best practices IT cybersecurity teams are prioritizing to find, fix and prevent vulnerabilities in next-generation applications.

“Security professionals have spoken — Nessus is the industry’s vulnerability assessment solution of choice, especially in modern computing environments where business applications have become increasingly attractive targets of attack,” said Renaud Deraison, chief technology officer, Tenable. “Nessus has long been one of the world’s most widely adopted cybersecurity solutions. The free version of Nessus alone has amassed approximately two million cumulative unique downloads over the last 20 years. Tenable remains as committed as ever to innovating and delivering the greatest accuracy, the broadest coverage with more than 100,000 plugins and the ease of use that security professionals rely on from Nessus every day.”

The Cybersecurity Insiders Application Security Report 2018 is available on here.

About Tenable
Tenable®, Inc. is the Cyber Exposure company. Over 24,000 organizations around the globe rely on Tenable to understand and reduce cyber risk. As the creator of Nessus®, Tenable extended its expertise in vulnerabilities to deliver®, the world’s first platform to see and secure any digital asset on any computing platform. Tenable customers include more than 50 percent of the Fortune 500, more than 25 percent of the Global 2000 and large government agencies. Learn more at

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