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Tenable Core + Nessus

To install and run Tenable Core + Nessus, your system must meet the following requirements established for Nessus. For more information about Nessus requirements, see Nessus.

Tenable Core + Nessus Hardware Requirements

Enterprise networks can vary in performance, capacity, protocols, and overall activity. Resource requirements to consider for Nessus deployments include raw network speed, the size of the network being monitored, and the Nessus configuration.

Nessus Scanners and Nessus Professional Hardware Requirements

Scenario

Minimum Recommended Hardware

Scanning up to 50,000 hosts per scan

CPU: 4 2GHz cores

Memory: 4 GB RAM (8 GB RAM recommended)

Disk space: 30 GB

Scanning more than 50,000 hosts per scan

CPU: 8 2GHz cores

Memory: 8 GB RAM (16 GB RAM recommended)

Disk space: 30 GB (Additional space may be needed for reporting)

Nessus Manager Hardware Requirements

Scenario

Minimum Recommended Hardware

Nessus Manager with 0-10,000 agents

CPU: 4 2GHz cores

Memory: 16 GB RAM

Disk space: 30 GB (Additional space may be needed for reporting)

Nessus Manager with 10,001-20,000 agents

CPU: 8 2GHz cores

Memory: 64 GB RAM

Disk space: 30 GB (Additional space may be needed for reporting)

Note: Engage with your Tenable representative for large deployments.

Nessus Supported Browsers

Nessus supports the following browsers:

  • Google Chrome (50+)
  • Apple Safari (10+)
  • Mozilla Firefox (50+)
  • Internet Explorer (11+)

Note: For Nessus 7.0 and later, you must enable Transport Layer Security (TLS) 1.2 in your browser.

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