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Nessus Agent Install

This section describes how to install a Nessus Agent on the following operating systems:

Once installed, Nessus Agents are linked to Nessus Manager or

  • Nessus Agents are not available for use with Nessus Professional.
  • Nessus Agents can only be installed after the installation of Nessus Manager, but can be linked to without future setup in
  • Nessus Agents are downloaded from the Nessus Agents Download Page.
  • Before you start the Agent installation process, you will first retrieve the Nessus Agent Linking Key from within the Nessus Manager or interface.
  • Linked agents will automatically download plugins from the manager upon connection; this process can take several minutes and is required before an agent will return scan results.

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