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Export a Scan Report

You can export a scan from one Nessus scanner and import it to a different Nessus scanner. This helps you manage your scan results, compare reports, back up reports, and facilitates communication between groups within an organization. For more information, see Import a Scan and Import a Policy.

You can export scan results as a report in several different formats. For more information, see Scan Exports and Reports.

To export a scan as a report:

  1. In the top navigation bar, click Scans.

    The My Scans page appears.

  2. Click a scan.

    The scan's results page appears.

  3. In the upper-right corner, click Export.
  4. From the drop-down box, select the format in which you want to export the scan results.

    For Nessus, CSV, and Nessus DB formats, Nessus automatically exports the scan report.

  5. If you chose a format that allows customization, do one of the following:

    • Create a PDF or HTML export of a high-level summary scan report:
      1. Select Executive Summary.
      2. Click Export.

        Nessus exports the scan report.

    • Create a custom PDF or HTML export of a scan report:

      1. Select Custom.

      2. Configure the following settings:

        • Data — Select the scan result sections you want to be included in the report: Vulnerabilities, Remediations, and Compliance (only for scans with compliance scans).
        • Group Vulnerabilities By — From the drop-down box, select whether vulnerabilities should be grouped by Host or Plugin.
      3. Click Export.

        Nessus exports the scan report.

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