Version 3 of Nessus

has now been released.  For those

unfamiliar with Nessus, this tool

used by security professionals and hackers alike is one of the best

vulnerability scanners out there.  It is

estimated that Nessus is used by

over 75,000 organisations around the world, auditing the security of business

critical devices and applications.  New

plugins are constantly being released, meaning Nessus stays up to date with current

trends and newly discovered issues.  For

a modest fee a direct feed plugin is also offered which will ensure that your

scanner is as up to date as possible, email support is also offered to direct

feed customers.

Nessus 3 is

currently only available for Linux, however Windows and MacOSX platforms should

be supported in early 2006.