View Tenable Nessus System Events

You can view a history of backend and system-level events that occur in Tenable Nessus from the About > Events tab in the user interface.

You can use the Events tab to view feed and web app scanning (WAS) events, such as when Tenable Nessus successfully connects to the plugin server, when Tenable Nessus begins and finishes plugin downloads, and when Tenable Nessus downloads the latest WAS image.

To view Tenable Nessus backend events:

  1. In Tenable Nessus, in the top navigation bar, click Settings.

    The About page appears.

  2. Select the Events tab.

    The table of system events appears. For each event, the table lists the date and time the event occurred on, the event category, status, and a description message. You can filter the table by each column in ascending or descending order by clicking the column headers, or you can search for a specific event in the Search Events search bar.