Get Started with Tenable Nessus Network Monitor

  1. Ensure that your setup meets the minimum system requirements:
  2. Obtain the proper license or Activation Code for Tenable Nessus Network Monitor for your configuration.

    Note: See special activation code instructions for integration with or Tenable Vulnerability Management.

  3. Follow the installation steps for your environment:
  4. (Optional) Configure Virtual Switches for use with NNM.
  5. Perform the initial configuration steps for Tenable Nessus Network Monitor in the web interface.

    After configuration, Tenable Nessus Network Monitor begins monitoring incoming traffic immediately.

    Note: If you wish to register Tenable Nessus Network Monitor offline or run Tenable Nessus Network Monitor in High Performance mode, you must follow several additional configuration steps.

  6. Create users in Tenable Nessus Network Monitor and set administrative privileges as necessary.
  7. You can view monitored traffic results in dashboards on the Monitoring page and historical data in snapshots and reports on the Results page.

Note: By default, NNM has discovery mode enabled when installed. You must disable discovery mode for NNM to load plugins into memory. For more information on discovery mode, see NNM Settings Section.

For more Tenable Nessus Network Monitor deployment information, see the NNM Deployment Guide.