Tuesday, 19th October 2021
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Tenable unveils Nessus Cloud

Tenable launches Nessus Cloud to deliver world-class vulnerability management capabilities for SaaS applications in a hosted cloud-based service.

Tenable Network Security®, Inc., the leader in continuous network monitoring, today announced plans for major expansion of its cloud services division with the hiring of Sean Molloy as vice president of cloud services and the release of Nessus Cloud. Molloy is responsible for overseeing the operations, deployment, design and architecture of a complete Tenable product lineup in the cloud.


“As more organizations rely on enterprise-wide software-as-a-service (SaaS) applications for day-to-day operations, cloud security becomes a critical concern,” said Ron Gula, CEO, Tenable Network Security. “Tenable is investing heavily in cloud and Sean Molloy is exactly the right blend of visionary leader and hands-on project manager to help us give customers more choice and flexibility by delivering all of Tenable’s products as cloud services.”


Nessus Cloud brings the industry-leading capabilities of Nessus vulnerability management to SaaS platforms and local systems in a Tenable-hosted managed cloud service, eliminating overhead costs. It builds on the capabilities of its predecessor, Nessus Enterprise Cloud, to provide enhanced remote management of distributed scanners and collaboration features that allow security, compliance, IT and other staff to work together on their vulnerability management program.


Tenable’s plans for the cloud go beyond the Nessus product line and are intended to give customers more choice and flexibility when selecting a deployment that works for them. To accomplish this Tenable will shape its cloud offerings into a global platform that complements the company’s existing line of market-defining continuous network monitoring and vulnerability management products.


“My job is to design, deploy, and operate a world-class cloud framework for the full Tenable product suite,” said Molloy. “We want to assure both capacity and availability, and provide a tight integration to the on-premise software. It’s something Tenable is uniquely positioned to deliver and I’m thrilled for the opportunity to work with such incredibly talented people to make our products available in the cloud.”


Prior to joining Tenable, Molloy served as director of software engineering at Qualys before being promoted to chief architect. During this time, Molly was responsible for the design, architecture and deployment of the company’s next-generation cloud platform and the company’s transition to a services-based software model.

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