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SecurityCenter 5.4 Release Notes - 7/20/2016

This document describes many of the changes that are included in SecurityCenter 5.4, 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 5.4 includes the following new notable capabilities:

  • STIG Severity filtering - Now filter on STIG Severity ratings of I, II, or III issues from the analysis screen or when generating a report or dashboard
  • Create Tags - Ability to set a single tag on an asset list, query, credential management or scan policy for improve searching and scan management
  • Support for privilege escalation to CyberArk credentials - Ability to now utilize privilege escalation capabilities when using CyberArk as your authentication record source for scanning
  • Create a report from a dashboard - Create a report from the dashboards setting dropdown to be scheduled immediately for report creation
  • FIPS-140-2 User Interface Mode - Configure the SecurityCenter UI to only allow users to connect to the user interface using FIPS-140-2 cryptographic modules
  • Service init exit codes - Improved service exit code messages for troubleshooting of SecurityCenter processes

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

SecurityCenter 5.4 supports the following direct upgrade paths:

  • 4.8.[1,2] > 5.4
  • 5.[0-3] > 5.4

Installations running previous versions of SecurityCenter 4.x must upgrade to at least 4.8.1 prior to upgrading to SecurityCenter 5.4. For more information about upgrading to SecurityCenter 5.4, refer to the SecurityCenter 5.4 User Guide.

If you are using Nessus agents, SecurityCenter 5.4 requires Nessus Cloud or Nessus Manager 6.8 or later. If you are not using Nessus agents, SecurityCenter requires Nessus Scanner 6.3 or later. SecurityCenter requires the Passive Vulnerability Scanner 5.1 or later. If SecurityCenter Continuous View uses the Log Correlation Engine (LCE) for log processing, SecurityCenter requires LCE 4.8 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 REST API, refer to the SecurityCenter REST 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-5.4.0-es5.x86_64.rpm afc2086f5a70d54d1cfc103736290ad7
SecurityCenter-5.4.0-es6.x86_64.rpm 2b8bc5688b9f2442d99addbbf6ee8dc4
SecurityCenter-5.4.0-es7.x86_64.rpm 26634a87b75cf73da363a6db70d7fbac

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