Tenable Delivers the First Vulnerability Management Platform to Unify IT and OT Security for the Full Range of Traditional and Modern Assets


Expanded Tenable.io platform incorporates Nessus Network Monitor alongside new container and web application security products for improved discovery and vulnerability management of operational technology assets like ICS/SCADA

Tenable Network Security has redefined vulnerability management for information technology (IT) security and operational technology (OT) security with the latest release of its cloud-based Tenable.io platform, delivering new and enhanced capabilities to empower organisations to understand and reduce their cyber risk across the full range of traditional and modern assets.

The software development life cycle (SDLC) is now measured in minutes to hours. Modern computing and software development practices are driving the adoption of a new set of dynamic IT assets, including cloud, microservices and containers, which enable DevOps teams to accelerate development velocity. Container adoption alone is the fastest growing segment of cloud enabling technologies, with the market estimated to increase in value from US $762 million in 2016 to $2.7 billion by 2020, according to 451 Research. The rapid pace of innovation has put the DevOps team in the driver’s seat — and left security in its wake — increasing the rapidly changing attack surface.

On the other end of the spectrum are OT assets, including critical infrastructure such as industrial control systems (ICS), supervisory control and data acquisition (SCADA) and connected medical devices such as MRI/CT/ultrasound scanners. These systems were designed for precision, reliability and longevity, not security. With the rise of the industrial internet of things (IIoT), OT environments and assets are now connected devices which create an unintended new attack vector. The need to manage vulnerabilities and incidents holistically is driving the convergence of IT security and OT security, yet legacy scanning and agent-based tools designed for the world of IT do not work in the safety-critical world of OT.

”Security teams using legacy vulnerability management tools are not equipped to handle the converging world of IT and OT because when it comes to modern assets like containers, they’re completely blind,” said Dave Cole, chief product officer, Tenable. “Massive shifts in computing coupled with today’s elastic attack surface have left enterprises struggling to gain visibility into their exposure areas. Increasing network diversity due to the rise of IoT and the convergence of IT and OT are only compounding the issue. CISOs need a complete and reliable view of the entire modern computing environment so they can take a proactive approach to managing the security challenges of today and tomorrow.”

With Tenable.io, for the first time organisations have complete and centralised visibility over the full range of traditional and modern assets, from IT to OT, within a single platform. Only Tenable™ provides unified asset discovery and comprehensive vulnerability management across IT and OT. Tenable.io is integrated into the modern SDLC and DevOps processes, and offers the flexibility to use the appropriate discovery and vulnerability detection technique based on each asset’s unique requirements.

With the combination of Nessus Network Monitor™ (formerly Passive Vulnerability Scanner or PVS), Nessus Scanner, Nessus Agent, and third party data collection technologies, Tenable.io provides the industry’s greatest breadth and sophistication of asset discovery and vulnerability identification across both IT and OT assets — all within a single platform. Whether the rate of change is every four hours or four years, Tenable.io arms security teams and chief information security officers (CISOs) with the visibility required to understand cyber risk at the pace of innovation and digital transformation.

New and Enhanced Capabilities of the Tenable.io Platform:

General Availability of Tenable.io Container Security
Tenable.io Container Security seamlessly and securely enables DevOps processes by providing visibility into the security of container images as they are created. Through integration with the container build process, it provides vulnerability assessment, malware detection and policy enforcement prior to container deployment — enabling security teams to turn a blind spot into a strength. Request a free trial  evaluation of Tenable.io Container Security: https://www.tenable.com/products/tenable-io/container-security/evaluate?utm

Nessus Network Monitor Support for OT Assets
Nessus Network Monitor passively analyses network traffic to provide continuous visibility into managed and unmanaged assets on the network, including IT and OT systems. It includes new capabilities for asset discovery and vulnerability identification on critical infrastructure and embedded systems, such as ICS and SCADA systems, which require a non-intrusive approach to vulnerability management. Nessus Network Monitor provides coverage for operational technologies in a variety of safety-critical infrastructure industries, including oil and gas, energy, utilities, public infrastructure, manufacturing, and medical/healthcare. Supported protocols include Bacnet, CIP, DNP3, Ethernet/IP, Modbus/TCP, Siemens S7, ICCP, IEC 60870-5-104, IEEE C37.118, OpenSCADA, and more. Request a free trial of Nessue Network Nessus Network (https://www.tenable.com/products/nessus-vulnerability-scanner/nessus-network-monitor/evaluate)

Shadow Brokers, WannaCry and Intel AMT Scan Policy Templates
Tenable.io includes pre-built scan templates for identifying systems exposed to all Shadow Brokers exploits, including WannaCry, EternalRocks and any new versions of these attacks, as well as a check for the recent Intel AMT vulnerability (INTEL-SA-00075). Take control of your network and protect against these and future threats with a free 60-day trial of Tenable.io Vulnerability Management at: https://www.tenable.com/products/tenable-io/vulnerability-management/evaluate

Tenable.io Web Application Scanning
Tenable.io Web Application Scanning, a new product within the Tenable.io platform that safely and automatically scans web applications to accurately identify vulnerabilities, will be generally available on July 14, 2017. To learn more, visit:  tenable.com/products/tenable-io/web-application-scanning

About Tenable
Tenable transforms security technology for the business needs of tomorrow through comprehensive solutions that provide continuous visibility and critical context, enabling decisive actions to protect your organisation. Tenable eliminates blind spots, prioritises threats, and reduces exposure and loss. With more than one million users and more than 21,000 customers worldwide, organisations trust Tenable for proven security innovation. Tenable customers range from Fortune Global 500 companies, to the global public sector, to mid-sized enterprises in all sectors, including finance, government, healthcare, higher education, retail and energy. Transform security with Tenable, the creators of Nessus® and leaders in continuous monitoring, by visiting tenable.com