Nessus Software Requirements

Nessus supports Mac, Linux, and Windows operating systems.

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


When using the Nessus user interface, the following browsers are supported.


Supported Browsers

8.7.x and later

Google Chrome (50+)

Apple Safari (10+)

Mozilla Firefox (50+)

PDF Reports

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

Oracle Java or OpenJDK must be installed prior to the installation of Nessus.

Note: If Oracle Java or OpenJDK is installed after the Nessus installation, Nessus will need to be reinstalled for the PDF report generation to function.