Last updated: April 21, 2020

This document describes the command line tools of the Nessus vulnerability scanner. Please email any comments and suggestions to [email protected].

Tenable Network Security, Inc. is the author and maintainer of the Nessus vulnerability scanner. In addition to constantly improving the Nessus engine, Tenable writes most of the plugins available to the scanner, as well as compliance checks and a wide variety of audit policies.

Prerequisites, deployment options, and a walk-through of an installation are described in this document. A basic understanding of Unix and vulnerability scanning is assumed.