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SecurityCenter 5.5.0 Release Notes - 6/6/2017

This document describes many of the changes that are included in SecurityCenter 5.5.0, 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 5.5.0 includes the following capability improvements:

  • Thycotic Secret Server Support - Customers can now utilize Thycotic to manage credentials used for scanning
  • Improved password control - Customers can now control password expiration and complexity in SecurityCenter
  • Support for translated plug-ins - Customers can now select plug-in languages in SecurityCenter, including plug-ins translated into Japanese, Chinese (Simplified), and Chinese (Traditional)

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 5.5.0 supports the following upgrade paths:

  • If you are running version 4.8.2 or later, upgrade to version 5.4.0 before upgrading to version 5.5.0.
  • If you are running version 5.4.0 or later, upgrade directly to version 5.5.0.

Installations running previous versions of SecurityCenter 4.x must upgrade to at least 4.8.2 prior to upgrading to SecurityCenter 5.5.0. For more information about upgrading to SecurityCenter 5.5.0, refer to the SecurityCenter 5.5 User Guide.

Note: If your upgrade path skips versions of SecurityCenter (e.g., upgrading from 5.4.0 to 5.5.0), 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.

If you are using Nessus agents, SecurityCenter 5.5.0 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-5.5.0-es5.x86_64.rpm 36166a541a26b490262bfc309688ff46
SecurityCenter-5.5.0-es6.x86_64.rpm 7be951542451c5d6c8acb075acf9b694
SecurityCenter-5.5.0-es7.x86_64.rpm e66a1e566e05f7a1774b768cd889c512

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