Tenable Nessus Software Requirements

Tenable Nessus supports Linux, Windows, and macOS operating systems.

Note: Microsoft Visual C++ Redistributable 14.22 is included as part of a bundled license package with Nessus.


Nessus supports the following browsers:

  • Google Chrome (76+)
  • Apple Safari (10+)
  • Mozilla Firefox (50+)
  • Microsoft Edge (102+)

PDF Reports

The Nessus PDF report generation feature requires the latest version of Oracle Java or OpenJDK.

If your organization requires PDF reports, you must install Oracle Java or OpenJDK before installing Tenable Nessus. If you install Oracle Java or OpenJDK after installing Nessus, you need to reinstall Nessus for the PDF report feature to function properly.