The Advanced Scan templates include Plugin options.

Plugins options enables you to select security checks by Plugin Family or individual plugins checks.

For more information on specific plugins, see the Tenable plugins site. For more information on plugin families, see About Plugin Families on the Tenable plugins site.

Clicking on the Plugin Family allows you to enable (green) or disable (gray) the entire family. Selecting a family shows the list of its plugins. Individual plugins can be enabled or disabled to create very specific scans.

A family with some plugins disabled is blue and shows Mixed to indicate only some plugins are enabled. Clicking on the plugin family loads the complete list of plugins, and allow for granular selection based on your scanning preferences.

Selecting a specific Plugin Name shows the plugin output that would be seen in a report.

The plugin details include a Synopsis, Description, Solution, Plugin Information, and Risk Information.

When a scan or policy is created and saved, it records all of the plugins that are initially selected. When new plugins are received via a plugin update, they are automatically enabled if the family they are associated with is enabled. If the family has been disabled or partially enabled, new plugins in that family are also automatically disabled.

Caution: The Denial of Service family contains some plugins that could cause outages on a network if the Safe Checks option is not enabled, in addition to some useful checks that will not cause any harm. The Denial of Service family can be used in conjunction with Safe Checks to ensure that any potentially dangerous plugins are not run. However, it is recommended that the Denial of Service family not be used on a production network unless scheduled during a maintenance window and with staff ready to respond to any issues.