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

8.14.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.

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