Tenable Security Center and Nessus get certified by Center for Internet Security

Tenable Network Security announced that Tenable Security Center v3.2 and Nessus v3.0 have been certified by the Center for Internet Security (CIS) to conduct CIS Certified agent-less configuration audits for the Legacy, Enterprise, and Specialized Security Limited Functionality Benchmarks (v1.2) for Windows Server 2003 Domain Controllers Operating Systems. Tenable plans to provide additional CIS Benchmark audit policies throughout 2007.

“With the rapid proliferation of system and network vulnerabilities, security professionals are hard-pressed to continually ensure the stability of their IT infrastructures,” said Clint Kreitner, president and CEO of CIS. “By earning this CIS certification, Tenable Network Security’s customers are assured that audits of Windows 2003 Server systems are in accordance with the security benchmarks defined by user consensus. In addition, we are pleased that Tenable’s certification will provide the CIS Benchmarks to Nessus’ broad and global user community.”

“With today’s focus shifting from protecting the network to protecting the data, it is essential to have these consistent controls in place as part of an enterprise compliance program.” said Ron Gula, CEO of Tenable Network Security. “In receiving CIS certification, Tenable’s customers are assured that Security Center and Nessus 3 accurately and thoroughly compare and report the security settings of their systems to the recommendations in the relevant CIS Benchmark(s). Configuration audit, along with sensitive data discovery, ensure an organization’s ability to be compliant with both corporate and regulatory policies.”

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