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 directfeed customers.
Nessus 3 is
currently only available for Linux, however Windows and MacOSX platforms shouldbe supported in early 2006.