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Welcome to Tenable Core for Web Application Scanning

Last updated: September 04, 2018

The Tenable Virtual Appliance is now known as Tenable Core. The reason for this change is the implementation of a new base operating system. This new model streamlines and simplifies deployment by creating a build for each Tenable on-premises application. Tenable Core is a deployment architecture that shortens time to first scan using a secure and stable platform.


  • Built upon CentOS 7 and hardened by targeting the CIS standards for RedHat 7 with SELinux Enabled.
  • Provides automatic install and updates via Tenable Public Repositories.
  • Consists of Tenable Core and a Tenable Application. These are independent of one other. The following builds are currently available.
  • Root access is now enabled to Tenable Core builds

See the following list for additional information about CIS standards adopted:

  • SELinux: SELinux is enabled by default on this image
  • CIS Benchmarks: Tenable has implemented the following parts of the CIS Level 1 Benchmark on the Tenable Core:

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