Nessus Network Monitor 6.0.0 - Release Notes - 2022-01-05

Note: Standard support for Tenable Nessus Network Monitor 5.12 ended on 09/30/2022. Tenable recommends updating to Tenable Nessus Network Monitor 5.13.1 or later. Otherwise, you will not be able to report issues and bugs. Users that connect to Tenable Vulnerability Management using a web proxy need to upgrade to Tenable Nessus Network Monitor 6.1.1.

New Features

The following are the new features included in Tenable Nessus Network Monitor 6.0.0:

  • SIEM Analysis - Added the ability to connect to Splunk (SIEM) and collect logs through pre-defined queries at regular intervals to identify risk-altering events.

    Note: The SIEM servers functionality is available only for ES/CentOS 7 and 8 platforms (for more information, see the SIEM Servers section of Tenable Nessus Network Monitor Settings Section). To enable the new processing of SIEM servers, such as Splunk, you must deploy Tenable Nessus Network Monitor 6.0.0 using the RPMs for ES/CentOS 7 and 8.
    Note: You need to manually uninstall and reinstall Tenable Nessus Network Monitor from its RPM to use the SIEM Analysis feature (for example, rpm -U nnm-6.0.0-es7.x86_64.rpm, or rpm -i nnm-6.0.0-es8.x86_64.rpm for a new deployment).
  • Added support for RH8/CentOS8 (8.4 and 8.5).

For more information about the features and functionality supported in this release, see the Nessus Network Monitor 6.0.x User Guide and the Nessus Network Monitor Deployment Guide.

Changed Functionality and Performance Enhancements

The following are changed functionality and performance enhancements included in Tenable Nessus Network Monitor 6.0.0:

  • Disable CBC Ciphers Option - Added the ability to disable CBC ciphers in the Configuration Web Server settings.

Security Updates

The following are security updates included in Tenable Nessus Network Monitor 6.0.0:

  • Updated OpenSSL to the latest version, 1.1.1l.

Supported Platforms

Support is available for the following platforms:

  • RH8/CentOS7, version 7.9 (64-bit)

  • RH8/CentOS8, versions 8.2-8.5 (64-bit)

  • MacOS 10.9-10.13 (64-bit)

  • Microsoft Windows 7/8/10 and Windows Server 2008/2012/2016 (64-bit)