Upgrade and Maintenance

As part of its upgrade program, Tenable frequently publishes updates to provide new detection capabilities and new features.

To update Tenable.ad, deploy the update installation packages on each Windows Server machine. For more information about the update process, see Update.

Maintenance and Support Services

To keep servers in good security conditions the Tenable Identity Exposure platform requires access to the following support services. For more information about the required network flows, see Network Flow Matrix.

During maintenance operations, Tenable Support requires administrative access to the operating systems that host Tenable.ad.

Service Name


Update management infrastructure

Your company's update management infrastructure (e.g., WSUS or SCCM) or Microsoft update servers on the Internet. This service applies security patches on the underlying operating system.

Time Server

Your company's time server (e.g., NTP server). This service synchronizes Tenable Identity Exposure’s platform internal clock to your reference time. Time synchronization offers consistent security monitoring.

Identity provider

Your identity and access provider. This service activates SAML, LDAP, or OAUTH authentication to Tenable Identity Exposure’s web services (portal, API, etc.).