Tenable Cloud Security brings the agentless assessment

Tenable Cloud Security

Mumbai: Tenable has advanced its Tenable Cloud Security with agentless assessment for threats related to cloud vulnerabilities and misconfigurations. The company has introduced Tenable Cloud Security Agentless Assessment paired with Tenable Cloud Security Live Results.

With Tenable Cloud Security Agentless Assessment, organisations not only remediate vulnerabilities faster but also prevent threats like zero-days from being exploited.

“Tenable Agentless Assessment represents a monumental step forward in cloud vulnerability scanning technology,” said Glen Pendley, CTO, Tenable.

“As the period from vulnerability disclosure to exploitation shrinks, cybersecurity teams have even less time to respond. Tenable Cloud Security is an easy button that takes the time-consuming manual labour out of the equation, proactively detecting and assessing vulnerabilities in near real time,” added Pendley.

Further, “This enhanced visibility and continuous assessment on a single platform enables customers to improve risk prioritisation and zero in on remediating the vulnerabilities that matter most,” he said.

The window between when a vulnerability is discovered and when it is exploited continues to shrink. Attackers typically start scanning for vulnerabilities within 15 minutes of a CVE being announced. Organisations need to be able to act quickly and determine if any critical assets are at risk.

With Tenable Agentless Assessment, the company has unified Cloud Security Posture Management (CSPM) and vulnerability management into a single solution. It allows security teams to gain continuous visibility into their cloud assets and provides significant speed, cost and scale improvements over the first generation of cloud-native security solutions.

The new solution is 100% agentless and API-based, enabling cloud security teams to use Nessus for vulnerability assessments without the need to install scanners or agents, configure credentials on target hosts or set up scan policies.

Using a proprietary approach, it enables users to onboard their cloud accounts within minutes and scans all assets for software and misconfiguration vulnerabilities without any impact on computing speed or costs.

Tenable Live Results continuously inspects collected data, looking for matches to updates in the Tenable Research Vulnerability and Threat Library feed, helping cloud security teams and developers quickly identify security weaknesses and prevent risky deployments before they happen.
 
When a new vulnerability is published to the threat library, Tenable Live Results enables security teams to see if a vulnerability exists in their current asset inventory, without needing to execute a new scan.

Near real-time detection reduces mean time to remediate (MTTR), helping to block zero-day vulnerabilities faster. The solution gives customers easy-to-deploy exposure management with drift detection for cloud resources, along with multi-cloud discovery and governance to support security and compliance.

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