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 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 custom CSV export of the scan report:

      1. Select the check boxes for the columns you want to appear in the CSV report.

        Tip: To select all columns, click Select All. To clear all columns, click Clear. To reset columns to the system default, click System.

      2. (Optional) To save your current configuration as the default for CSV reports, select the Save as default check box.

      3. Click Export.

        Nessus exports the scan report.

    • 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.
          • If you group by Host, select whether to include Scan Information and Host Information.
        • If your report includes Vulnerabilities, select the Vulnerabilities Details that you want to include. If a vulnerability does not have available data for the details you selected, Nessus omits it for that result.

        • (PDF only) Formatting Options — Select whether to Include page breaks between vulnerability results.
      3. Click Export.

        Nessus exports the scan report.