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Welcome to Tenable Core + Nessus Network Monitor

Last updated: December 19, 2019

You can use the Tenable Core operating system to run an instance of Nessus Network Monitor in your VMware, Microsoft Hyper-V, or hardware environment.

After you deploy Tenable Core + Nessus Network Monitor, you can monitor and manage your Nessus Network Monitor processes through the secure Tenable Core platform.

To quickly get started with Tenable Core + Nessus Network Monitor, see Get Started.


  • Secure, stable platform that reduces the time to your first scan.
  • Provides automatic application installation and updates via Tenable public repositories.
  • Built on CentOS7.
  • Targets Center for Internet Security (CIS) standards for RedHat 7 with SELinux enabled. For more information, see Default Security Configuration Standards.
  • Root access enabled on builds.

Other Tenable Core Configurations

To run a different Tenable application on Tenable Core, see:

Note: Tenable does not recommend deploying multiple applications on a single instance of Tenable Core. If you want to deploy several applications on Tenable Core (for example, Nessus and NNM), deploy a unique instance for each application.

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