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Passive Vulnerability Scanner

PVS Provides Full Visibility Continuously

The Tenable Passive Vulnerability Scannerâ„¢ (PVSâ„¢) monitors network traffic at the packet layer to determine topology and identify services, security vulnerabilities, suspicious network relationships, and compliance violations.

Passive Vulnerability Scanner provides visibility into both server and client-side vulnerabilities, discovers the use of common protocols and services (e.g., HTTP, SQL, file sharing), and performs full asset discovery for both IPv4 and IPv6, and even on hybrid networks.

PVS 4.0 is now available as a standalone scanner with an integrated interface to provide unparalleled point monitoring for highly-sensitive networks or network segments. With this new PVS format, it can be used by any company, security specialist, or compliance auditor that wants to monitor their networks in real-time, in a non-intrusive manner.

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Passive Vulnerability Scanner Features

BYOD and Shadow IT Detection

The Tenable Passive Vulnerability Scannerâ„¢ (PVSâ„¢) continuously and passively detects mobile devices, virtual infrastructure, and cloud applications (often described as “shadow IT”) used on your network. Whether these assets are managed or unmanaged, PVS is the only scanner that can detect them, their vulnerabilities, and behavior that create compliance risk and security exposure. PVS detects operating systems, services, and applications, as well as vulnerabilities in all network traffic.

Self-contained User Interface

PVS easily installs in networks to monitor network traffic at the packet level. The integrated web-based interface provides user management, scanner configuration, plugin updates, report set-up, and customization. This self-contained solution makes it easy to discover common protocols and services (e.g., HTTP, SQL, file sharing), eliminating gaps in time and covering areas of your network and assets that active scanners alone cannot. With its integrated interface, PVS provides unparalleled point monitoring for highly-sensitive networks or network segments.

Sensitive System Scanning

PVS monitors network traffic for potential problems and detects otherwise unscannable devices and highly-sensitive systems such as SCADA or medical devices. This passive scanning is invaluable to the security of these sensitive devices and networks to offer coverage not available through active scanning technology alone.

Other Key features for PVS subscribers include:

  • Continuously scan an unlimited number of IPs
  • Automatic plugin updates
  • Detect device and application vulnerabilities
  • Asset discovery including mobile, virtual, and cloud
  • Identify rogue systems
  • Effectively scan without credentials
  • Detect vulnerabilities on communicating systems
  • Easy on-premise deployment with installation wizard
  • Email/live chat support and access to the Tenable Support Portal and Nessus knowledge base


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