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About Scanner Groups

You can use scanner groups to organize and manage the scanners linked to your account. You can add scanners to any number of groups and configure your scans to use these groups when launched.

Scanner Group page

From the Scanner Group page, you can:

  • Open a Scanner Group to view or modify its settings
  • Create a New Group
  • Delete a Scanner Group

When you configure a Scanner Group for scan operations, Tenable.io determines the scanner to use based on the following criteria:

  1. The scanner is active and has communicated to Tenable.io within the last 5 minutes.
  2. The scanner running is running the lowest number of active scans AND scanning the lowest number of hosts.

Note: If a remote scanner is part of a Scanner Group and is unlinked during its operations, the scan's operations complete, but
Tenable.io does not include the unlinked scanner for future use.

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