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Re: Nessus free version cancelled, now $1200/year
From: Fyodor <fyodor () insecure org>
Date: Thu, 22 May 2008 01:59:52 -0700

On Thu, May 22, 2008 at 10:27:42AM +0200, Renaud Deraison (lists) wrote:
In terms of contents, we try to keep the two feeds as close from each  
other as possible. The SCADA and Compliance/Contents Checks are two  
notable exceptions, and frankly I doubt home users would use them :

All I meant in describing the home feed as "crippled" compared to the
paid feed was that it had fewer plugins (plus the licensing
restrictions which prevent any sort of business use).  It may indeed
still be useful for the home users for which it is intended.

- The compliance/contents checks are used for regulatory purposes  
where you can prove to an auditor that every system on your network  
matches a security policy you defined. This requires time to describe  
your security policy into a format we call ".audit" files.

Doesn't Nessus come with pre-written audit policies such as CERT
recommendations and NSA best practices?  Those sound like they could
be useful for home users, but admittedly I've never used the feature
so I don't know for sure.

The chart you are referring to is available at :


It currently talks about our current offering (Direct vs Registered  
Feed). When our policy change goes into effect on July 31st, the chart  
will be updated to remove the 7 days delay.

Actually you already have a more up-to-date chart in your new feed
FAQ, which is the one I was referring to:



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