Integrating with Patch Management
In December 2011, Tenable announced that Nessus could integrate with many popular patch management solutions. Initial support was offered for Red Hat Network Satellite server, Microsoft WSUS / SCCM, and VMware Go. More recently, support was added for IBM Tivoli Endpoint Manager (TEM) for Patch Management. Integration with patch management solutions means Nessus and SecurityCenter can collect information about patches from systems without requiring credentials to the targeted hosts themselves.
Today, two new plugins extend our previous integration to automatically cross-reference vulnerabilities from credentialed patch audits with patch information from your patch management solution, reporting discrepancies in a single report.