Nessus Security Vulnerability Scanning

Updated by Chris Little on Jul 1, 2015


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

Customers should request a Service Task for Nessus Security Vulnerability Scanning. In the request customers should supply the following information:

  • 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

Best Practices

It is recommended Nessus Security Vulnerability Scan's are performed during non-peak business hours to reduce impact on services.

Vulnerability Listing

A complete listing of the security vulnerabilities can be found on the Tenable Network Security website.

Sample Reports

Customers can view sample reports on the Tenable Network Security website.


Q: Do Vulnerability Scanning services require an agent?

A: No

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.

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