The scanner’s audit reports are now “fully customizable”, so that separate reports can be created for administrators and executives. Nessus 5 includes almost 50,000 plugins for vulnerability scanning. It is available to download for Windows, Mac OS X and various Linux distributions; Nessus servers can also be controlled via iPhone and Android apps.
An overview of the new features in Nessus 5.0 is provided in a short YouTube video. The scanner is available free of charge for non-commercial use, but a valid email address is required to activate it. Professional users must purchase a license for an annual fee of $1,200; this fee includes additional plugins for auditing SCADA systems.