In computer security, Nessus is a proprietary comprehensive vulnerability scanning program. It is free of charge for personal use in a non-enterprise environment. Its goal is to detect potential vulnerabilities on the tested systems.
According to surveys done by sectools.org, Nessus is the world's most popular vulnerability scanner, taking first place in the 2000, 2003, and 2006 security tools survey. Tenable estimates that it is used by over 75,000 organizations worldwide.
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... The "Nessus Project was started by Renaud Deraison in 1998 to provide to the Internet community a free remote security scanner ... Tenable Network Security, the company Renaud Deraison co-founded, changed Nessus3 to a proprietary (closed source) license ... The Nessus3 engine is still free of charge, though Tenable charges $100/month per scanner for the ability to perform configuration audits for PCI, CIS, FDCC and ...