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ZDNet Australia: Nessus Security Tool Closes its Source

Oct 06, 2005, 15:15 (2 Talkback[s])


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"The source code of one of the world's most popular free security tools will no longer be available to all, with its creator stating its open source licence was fuelling competition against his company.

"'Nessus 3 will be available free of charge... but will not be released under the GPL [General Public Licence],' wrote Renaud Deraison yesterday to the software's e-mail mailing list. Nessus--which Deraison claims is used by 75,000 organisations worldwide--scans networks for vulnerabilities..."

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