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Nessus Network Monitor 5.4 Release Notes - 10/24/2017

Note: Passive Vulnerability Scanner (PVS) is now known as Nessus Network Monitor (NNM).

This document describes the new features and improvements that are introduced in NNM 5.4.

Upgrade Notes

Note: If your upgrade path skips versions of Nessus Network Monitor, Tenable recommends reviewing the release notes for all skipped versions. You may need to update your configurations because of features and functionality added in skipped versions.
  • Upgrades from 4.2.1, 4.4.1, 5.0.0, and 5.2.0 to 5.3.0 are supported. Installations running previous versions of NNM 4.2.1 must upgrade to at least 4.2.1 prior to upgrading to NNM 5.4. Refer to the NNM 5.4 User Guide for details on upgrading to NNM 5.4.
  • NNM 5.4 is compatible with SecurityCenter 4.7.x and later.
  • The HTML5 User Interface is automatically updated to version 2.0.0 via a plugin update.

Supported Platforms

Support is available for the following platforms:

  • Red Hat Linux ES 5 / CentOS 5 64-bit
  • Red Hat Linux ES 6 / CentOS 6 64-bit
  • Red Hat Linux ES 7 / CentOS 7 64-bit
  • MacOS 10.9 - 10.12 64-bit
  • Microsoft Windows Vista, 7, 8, Server 2008, and Server 2012 64-bit

File Names & Checksums

File MD5 SHA1
nnm-5.4.0-es5.x86_64.rpm be13538b749a9e2caeb413655e2215c2 b87f9640341d120874e461977d6213965622e6a0
nnm-5.4.0-es6.x86_64.rpm adeb46cccfc3e66edfbbc4febf920acb 04aed04f9741dc8ed32c470372579ad8baaa3c93
nnm-5.4.0-es7.x86_64.rpm 674a19fd48a4c914079f79bfd01ef483 5bc08f80d679c899d27bc03cb75d1bd56905ef22
nnm-5.4.0-osx.dmg 2c06bd50684b50d04b74295d1b221bd3 ab0db4b3fb69b35c988be7383fc4442f9b3d24af
nnm-5.4.0-x64.exe cedb12e944d9c5665bbfa7c74679b4b4 0e197ddf839025558c98629c2dbc7eaa87498509

What's New

Integration with Gigamon

Use Gigamon’s GigaVUE platform to distribute traffic making it easier to scale and extend your Nessus Network Monitor deployment. This includes North-South traffic in the physical infrastructure as well as East-West traffic between and within virtualized servers. Deployed out-of-band, Gigamon’s Visibility Fabric aggregates and forwards only the relevant production traffic to Nessus Network Monitors. You can aggregate many taps to a single point or load balance a large stream across many points.

Native integration on APCON IntellaStore

IntellaStore provides complete visibility of both physical and virtual network traffic. The security visibility platform provides traffic aggregation, filtering, and load balancing. IntellaStore can also help pre-optimize traffic before routing to Nessus Network Monitor by deduplication, packet slicing, protocol stripping, and time stamping.

Downstream Integration with Waterfall Unidirectional Gateway

Waterfall Security is a market leader in industrial perimeter unidirectional technology. Unidirectional Gateway appliances provide absolute protection to operational networks from attacks originating on external networks. Nessus Network Monitor seamlessly integrates with Waterfall's Unidirectional Gateway to monitor event data collected from the OT network and published uni-directionally to NNM.

Enhanced Asset Discovery

Detections for dozens of new asset attributes have been added that increase both breadth and depth of visibility for greater fidelity asset information. Examples include printer detection via TLS/SSL, MAC Address discovery via SNMP and VXLAN, Hostname via DNS and mDNS, and many more.

Additional Improvements

  • Upgraded DPDK to 17.05.1.
  • Upgraded HyperScan to 4.5.0.
  • Upgraded OpenSSL to 1.0.2l.
  • “Nessus Network Monitor” name change is now reflected in the product.

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