Vulnerability management was once all about which vendor could detect the most vulnerabilities and how many plug-ins or checks a provider could perform. However, as the amount of data generated by network sensors became too much for security professionals to handle, it became clear that a revised strategy was needed – one that would reduce the information overload placed on security teams and give them actionable intelligence.
Tenable Network Security led the initial charge in vulnerability management with Nessus, a vulnerability scanner boasting over 60,000 plug-ins. Then, the company moved to address information overload with its SecurityCenter Continuous View platform. It is now reinforcing that position with new features such as agent-based threat hunting and ‘shadow IT’ discovery.