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Create a Scan

Create a Basic Network Scan

  1. On the Scans / My Scans page, select the New Scan button.

    The Scan Library appears.

  2. Select the Basic Network Scan template.
  3. Configure the scan settings using the Basic, Discovery, Assessment, Report, and Advanced links.
  4. Select Credentials.
  5. In the Credentials list, select the applicable credentials required to perform the scan. Multiple credentials can be added.
  6. Select Save or Launch.
    • Select the Save button to save the scan without launching. The scan is set to On Demand, and can be launched from the Scans / MyScans page.
    • Select the Save ▼ arrow to display the Launch option. If you select Launch, the scan will be saved and launch immediately.

Create an Advanced Scan

  1. On the Scans / My Scans page, select the New Scan button.

    The Scan Library appears.

  2. Select the Advanced Scan template.
  3. Configure the scan settings using the Basic, Discovery, Assessment, Report, and Advanced links.
  4. Select Credentials.
  5. In the Credentials list, select the applicable credentials required to perform the scan. Multiple credentials can be added and configured.
  6. If applicable, select Compliance.
  7. In the Compliance Checks list, select compliance checks applicable to perform the scan. Multiple compliance checks can be added and configured.
  8. If applicable, select Plugins.

    The enabled plugins appear.

  9. Select Save or Launch.

    • Select the Save button to save the scan without launching. The scan is set to On Demand, and can be launched from the Scans / MyScans page.
    • Select the Save ▼ arrow to display the Launch option. If you select Launch, the scan will be saved and launch immediately.

Create a PCI Quarterly External Scan (Unofficial)

  1. Navigate to the Scans / My Scans page.
  2. Select the New Scan button.
  3. Select the PCI Quarterly External Scan (Unofficial) template.
  4. Enter a Name and Description.
  5. Next, if applicable, configure settings: Basic, Discovery, and Advanced.

    Tip: In Nessus Professional and Nessus Manager, the scan results from the PCI Quarterly External Scan (Unofficial) may not be submitted to Tenable, Inc. for PCI AVS Validation. This feature is available only in Tenable.io.

Tip: For scanning agents, see Manage Nessus Agents.

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