View Scan Summary

You can view a summary of any non-agent scan in Nessus Manager, or any scan in Nessus Professional or Nessus Expert. The scan summary provides the following information:

Summary Section Description
Scan Details The number of critical, high, medium, and low-severity vulnerabilities detected during the scan.
Details The scan name, the plugin set the scan used, the scan's CVSS score (for more information, see CVSS Scores vs. VPR), the scan's template, and the times at which the scan started and ended.
Authentication/Credential Info (Hosts) The number of hosts that succeeded and failed to authenticate during the scan.
Scan Durations The scan duration, median scan time per host, and maximum scan time.
Plugin Families Enabled/Disabled

A list of the plugin families that Nessus enabled or disabled for the scan.

Note: This section does not appear for basic network scans.
Plugin Rules Applied A list of the plugin rules that were applied for the scan. If Nessus did not apply plugin rules, this section does not appear.
Policy Details

The scan's basic, assessment, report, advanced, credential, port scanner, and fragile devices settings configurations.

Note: The Scan Summary tab does not appear while the scan is in progress.
Note: If you recently upgraded to Nessus 10.2, you need to re-run scans that were last ran before upgrading to Nessus 10.2 to see full scan summary results.

To view a scan's summary:

  1. In the top navigation bar, click Scans.

    The My Scans page appears.

  2. Click the scan for which you want to view a summary.

    The scan's results page appears.

  3. Click the Scan Summary tab.

    The Scan Summary page appears.