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Scanners and Agents

Scanners and agents collect data to be reported by Tenable.io.

Scanners

By default, Tenable.io is configured with a regional, specific cloud scanner. In addition to using the default cloud scanner, users can also link Nessus scanners, PVS scanners, and Nessus Agents to Tenable.io.

Once linked to Tenable.io, use the Tenable.io key to add remote scanners to Scanner Groups. You can also manage and select remote scanners when configuring scans.

You must install a Nessus scanner or PVS instance on a host before you can link the scanner to Tenable.io.

The Linked Scanners page displays scanner names, types, and permissions.

Agents

Agents increase scan flexibility by making it easy to scan assets without needing ongoing host credentials or assets that are offline. Additionally, agents enable large-scale concurrent scanning with little network impact.

You must install a Nessus Agent on a host before you can link the agent to Tenable.io .

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