Updated by Chris Little on Jul 01, 2015
Article Code: kb/773
Centurylink Cloud customers can leverage Nessus Security Vulnerability scanning services via Service Task to discover security vulnerabilities on Cloud Virtual Machines provisioned across the platform.
How To Request a Nessus Security Vulnerability Scan
- Customer Alias & Pin
- Time (including time zone) you wish the scan to run
- The list of Virtual Servers & IP addresses (public, private or both) you want scanned
- For Credentialed Vulnerability Scans the customer may be required to provide valid credentials
It is recommended Nessus Security Vulnerability Scan's are performed during non-peak business hours to reduce impact on services.
A complete listing of the security vulnerabilities can be found on the Tenable Network Security website.
Customers can view sample reports on the Tenable Network Security website.
Q: Do Vulnerability Scanning services require an agent?
Q: Are user accounts or credentials required for Vulnerability Scanning?
A: Yes, if you wish to run a Credentialed Vulnerability Scan. Customers have the choice of between Network-based Scans (Uncredentialed), Credentialed, or both.
Q: What is the expected response time to schedule and receive my Vulnerability Scan?
A: Please refer to our Ticket Prioritization Matrix
Q: Do I need to supply URLs?
A: No. Only IP addresses (internal or external) are needed.