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SecurityCenter 5.2 Release Notes - 12/16/2015

This document describes many of the changes that are included in SecurityCenter 5.2, as well as significant enhancements and notes for upgrading. A PDF file of these release notes is also available here.

New Features and Enhancements

Based on customer feedback and Tenable’s own rigorous internal testing process, the latest release of SecurityCenter 5.2 includes more than 180 updates, enhancements, and resolved issues.

The new SecurityCenter 5.2 release also includes the following new notable capabilities (previously available in SecurityCenter 4.8, now also available in SecurityCenter 5.2):

  • Quickly rearrange dashboard components: SecurityCenter 5.2 now allows you to use drag and drop to quickly and easily rearrange dashboard components on the fly.
  • Fast, flexible Log Correlation Engine (LCE) searches: SecurityCenter 5.2 now allows you to type in filters as text strings when building queries and searching across event and vulnerability information in LCE.
  • Allow Users to share objects with a Group: SecurityCenter 5.2 now allows at the time of creation or when editing a group the ability to share polices, assets, reports, etc.

Before You Upgrade

If you are planning an upgrade from SecurityCenter 4.x, due to the many enhancements and changes made in the SecurityCenter 5 solution, Tenable strongly encourages you to install and test the latest version of SecurityCenter in a pre-production environment prior to upgrading in your production environment to ensure the new workflows and enhancements are compatible with your current workflows. To receive an evaluation key that will allow you to install SecurityCenter in a pre-production environment for evaluation, log in to the Tenable Support Portal and click "Activation Codes". Under SecurityCenter, you will see a link to download a demo key for the SecurityCenter 5 solution.

Upgrade Notes

Upgrades to SecurityCenter 5.2 are only supported for SecurityCenter installations currently running SecurityCenter 4.8.1 or later. Installations running previous versions of SecurityCenter 4.x must upgrade to at least 4.8.1 prior to upgrading to SecurityCenter 5.2. For more information about upgrading to SecurityCenter 5.2, refer to the SecurityCenter Documentation.

If you are using Nessus agents, SecurityCenter 5.2 requires Nessus Cloud or Nessus Manager 6.5 or later. If you are not using Nessus agents, SecurityCenter requires Nessus Scanner 6.3 or later. SecurityCenter requires the Passive Vulnerability Scanner 4.0 or later. If SecurityCenter Continuous View uses the Log Correlation Engine (LCE) for log processing, SecurityCenter requires LCE 4.2 or later for complete feature compatibility.

Note: Due to changes in API architecture, all APIs created using SecurityCenter 4.x have been deprecated. For more information about SecurityCenter 5 API, refer to the SecurityCenter 5 API Documentation.

The command syntax for an RPM upgrade is as follows:

# rpm -Uvh [RPM Package File Name]

File Names & MD5 Checksums

File MD5
SecurityCenter-5.2.0-es5.x86_64.rpm 8bd224bf21c7aacce347c83c57debc48
SecurityCenter-5.2.0-es6.x86_64.rpm 8e4b01fdaf2cc87e691299c983f2dc04

Resolved Items

Based on customer feedback and its own rigorous internal testing process, this release includes more than 180 updates and resolved issues. Below is a brief description of the most significant items resolved in the Security Center 5.2 release:

Summary Issue Number

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