Agent Software Footprint

Note: Performance varies by environment and you may or may not see similar results.

Standard Agent Scan (Agents 10.1.1 and older)

Agent Footprint on Disk

Total Agent Software Footprint on Disk

Average RAM Usage While Not Scanning

Average RAM Usage While Scanning

Average RAM Usage During Plugin Compilation

Average Network Bandwidth Usage

~40 MB

~550 MB including plugin updates *

~50 MB RAM

~85 MB RAM

~150 MB RAM

~8 MB/day

*Under certain conditions, disk usage can spike up to 1 GB.

Hybrid Agent Scan (Agents 10.1.2 and newer)

Agent Footprint on Disk

Total Agent Software Footprint on Disk

Average RAM Usage While Not Scanning

Average RAM Usage While Scanning

Average RAM Usage During Plugin Compilation

Average Network Bandwidth Usage

~40 MB ~380 MB including plugin updates * ~50 MB RAM ~80 MB RAM ~145 MB RAM ~8 MB/day

*Under certain conditions, disk usage can spike up to 550 MB.

Inventory Agent Scan

Agent Footprint on Disk

Total Agent Software Footprint on Disk

Average RAM Usage While Not Scanning

Average RAM Usage While Scanning

Average RAM Usage During Plugin Compilation

Average Network Bandwidth Usage

~40 MB ~150 MB including plugin updates * ~50 MB RAM ~80 MB RAM ~105 MB RAM ~8 MB/day

*Under certain conditions, disk usage can spike up to 200 MB.

For more information about inventory scanning, see Special Use Templates or Tenable-Provided Nessus Agent Templates in the Tenable.io User Guide.