Tenable Network Security

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Tenable Network Security
Industry Network security
Headquarters Maryland, United States
Key people
  • Ron Gula (Chief Executive Officer)
  • Jack Huffard (President)
Products Network Security Software
Website www.tenable.com

Tenable Network Security is a developer of vulnerability detection systems. Tenable Network Security is an American network security company, co-founded by Ron Gula,Jack Huffard, and Renaud Deraison in 2002.[1][2] Tenable Network Security is headquartered in Maryland, United States of America with additional offices in United Kingdom, and Singapore. The company’s products provide network vulnerability scanning for over 75,000+ organizations worldwide.[3] Tenable Network Security products have been granted vulnerability detection certifications by multiple entities including Payment Card Industry Data Security Standard,[4] Common Criteria Evaluation and Validation Scheme,[5] Center for Internet Security,[6] and National Institute of Standards and Technology[7] The United States Department of Defense have standardized their networks security by using products made by Tenable Network Security.[8]


  • Renaud Deraison started the Nessus Open source project in 1998 as a free remote scanner.[9]
  • Ron Gula, Renaud Deraison, and Jack Huffard co-founded Tenable Network Security in 2002 [1]
  • Nessus, Tenable Network Security's most widely used product was changed to Closed Source in 2005.[10]


  1. ^ a b "Network Security Company Tenable Raises A $50M Series A From Accel". techcrunch. Retrieved 2014-07-09. 
  2. ^ "The 15 Most Important Security Startups Of 2013". Business Insider. Retrieved 2014-07-16. 
  3. ^ LeMay, Renai (2005-10-06). "Nessus security tool closes its source". CNet. 
  4. ^ "pcisecuritystandards.org Approved Scanning Vendors". Retrieved 2014-07-03. 
  5. ^ "Validation Report Tenable SecurityCenter 4 and Components" (PDF). commoncriteriaportal.org. Retrieved 2014-07-03. 
  6. ^ "Tenable Certified Network Security Products". cisecurity.org. Retrieved 2014-07-03. 
  7. ^ "Tenable Product Validation Information". NIST. Retrieved 2014-07-03. 
  8. ^ "In Their Own Words: Tenable Network Security CEO Ron Gula". Forbes. Retrieved 2014-07-09. 
  9. ^ Carey, Mark; Russ Rogers, Paul Criscuolo, Mike Petruzzi publisher=O'reilly. Nessus Network Auditing. ISBN 978-1-59749-208-9. 
  10. ^ "SecTools.Org: Top 125 Network Security Tools". sectools.org. Retrieved 2014-07-09. 

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