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Add a Sensor to a Scanner Group

Required User Role: Scan Manager or Administrator

You can add the following types of sensors to a scanner group:

Sensor Type Supported?
On-premises Nessus yes
On-premises Tenable.io Web Application Scanning yes
Tenable.io cloud no
Nessus sensor for Amazon Web Services (AWS) no
Nessus Network Monitor (NNM) no
Industrial Security no
Nessus Agent no (see Agent Groups)

To add a sensor to one or more scanner groups in the new interface:

  1. In the upper-left corner, click the Tenable logo.

    The left navigation plane appears.

  2. In the left navigation plane, click Settings.

    The Settings page appears.

  3. Click the Sensors widget.

    The Sensors page appears. By default, Agents is selected in the left navigation menu and the Linked Agents tab is active.

  4. In the left navigation menu, click the category for the sensor you want to add: Nessus or WAS.

    The Linked Scanners tab appears.

  5. (Optional) Search for the scanner you want to add to a scanner group.

  6. In the scanner table, roll over the sensor you want to add to a scanner group.

    The scanner group action buttons appear in the scanner row.

  7. Click the button.

    The Add to Groups plane appears.

  8. In the search box, type the name of the scanner group where you want to add the scanner.
  9. In the drop-down box of matching groups, click a group.
  10. (Optional) Repeat steps 8 and 9 to add additional scanner groups.
  11. Click Save to save your changes.

    Tenable.io adds the scanner to the selected group or groups and closes the Add to Groups plane.

To add multiple sensors to one or more scanner groups in the new interface:

  1. In the upper-left corner, click the Tenable logo.

    The left navigation plane appears.

  2. In the left navigation plane, click Settings.

    The Settings page appears.

  3. Click the Sensors widget.

    The Sensors page appears. By default, Agents is selected in the left navigation menu and the Linked Agents tab is active.

  4. In the left navigation menu, click the category for the sensor you want to add: Nessus or WAS.

    The Linked Scanners tab appears.

  5. In the scanner table, select the check boxes next to the scanners you want to add to scanner groups.

    The sensors action bar appears at the bottom of the page.

  6. Click the Add to Groups button.

    The Add to Groups plane appears.

  7. In the search box, type the name of the scanner group where you want to add the scanner.
  8. In the drop-down list of matching groups, click a group.
  9. (Optional) Repeat steps 8 and 9 to add additional scanner groups.
  10. Click Save to save your changes.

    Tenable.io adds the scanners to the selected group or groups and closes the Add to Groups plane.

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