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Tenable Network Security PVS App for Splunk

Overview
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The Tenable Network Security PVS app for Splunk processes tens of terabytes of data per day and finds the security-relevant information through comprehensive analysis. In order to uncover threats carried on mobile, virtual, and cloud devices, Splunk requires reliable data to analyze. Tenable’s Passive Vulnerability Scanner™ (PVS™), the industry’s only continuous vulnerability scanner, monitors networks for server- and client-side vulnerabilities and new or transient assets. The vulnerability and device discovery power of PVS used with the comprehensive analysis of Splunk provides network and security information for effective threat intelligence.

Tenable Network Security PVS App for Splunk

Introduction:

The Tenable Passive Vulnerability Scanner™ (PVS™) monitors network traffic
at the packet layer to determine topology and identify services, security
vulnerabilities, suspicious network relationships, and compliance
violations. The PVS™ app for Splunk provides overview reports and searching
of the realtime event data generated by PVS.

Requirements:

A separate index will be created and used for PVS data. This is for search
time performance, it can also be use to control access to the data.

Configuration:

From the PVS UI, go to “Configuration”.

Select Syslog in the "Setting Type" dropdown.

Enter the IP and UDP Port of the Splunk server in the "Realtime Syslog Server
List".

Note: Must be entered as IP:PORT (e.g 10.1.1.10:514).

Configuring props.conf

The Tenable PVS Splunk App is designed to communicate natively using a UDP
port on the Splunk Indexer with a sourcetype of [syslog]. This can be a shared
input using the sourcetype of [syslog] or if another port is to be used then a
new input can be added with the sourcetype of [pvs]. Refer to props.conf
located in the $SPLUNK_HOME/etc/apps/pvs/default/props.conf which may need to be
altered to reflect the new configurations. More information on configuring the
props.conf file can be found at
[http://docs.splunk.com/Documentation/Splunk/latest/Admin/Propsconf]

Author Information

Author: Tenable Network Security, Inc.

Support

If you need assistance see the PVS Discussion Forum located at:
[https://discussions.nessus.org/community/pvs]

Disclaimer

PVS is the property of Tenable Network Security, Inc.

Release Notes

Version 1.0.2
Aug. 19, 2014

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