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Nessus Scanner (Pre-Authorized)

Tenable, Inc. | 10.5.3

Linux/Unix, Amazon Linux 20230628 - 64-bit Amazon Machine Image (AMI)

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9 AWS reviews

5-star reviews ( Show all reviews )

    Jason T.

Works great, but you need to know what this is for.

  • July 03, 2023
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A lot of other reviewers don't appear to really know what this product is. If you follow the documentation it is incredibly easy to setup and configure and link to and start getting AWS vulnerabilities identified and listed in tenable.

Installation and configuration is super easy if you follow the documentation. It works great, and I have mine on a cloudwatch timer to turn it on before scans and off afterwards to save on monthly ec2 costs.


Works as advertised, easy to setup and automate with CloudFormation

  • July 13, 2018
  • Review verified by AWS Marketplace

I saw some negative reviews here, and that sparked me to write one to clear up misconceptions that I too had that frustrated me with this AMI until I better understood the process. This is not a Nessus instance in that you cannot connect to it to manage it directly and it does not serve any web interface. Instead, this instance is a cloud scanner that will perform scans on items in the same VPC it is installed into, as directed by the website. As part of the instantiation process, once must provide UserData to link the cloud website with this scanner, and then it is controlled completely from the portal.

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