Blackout Windows

Agent blackout or freeze windows behave differently in Tenable.io and Nessus Manager.

In Tenable.io:

Blackout windows allow you to schedule times where certain agent activities are suspended for all linked agents. This activity includes:

  • Receiving and applying software updates

Blackout windows do not prevent linked agents from:

  • Receiving plugin updates
  • Installing or executing agent scans

In Nessus Manager:

Freeze windows allow you to schedule times where certain agent activities are suspended for all linked agents. This activity includes:

  • Receiving and applying software updates
  • Receiving plugin updates
  • Installing or executing agent scans

You can configure a permanent freeze window and global settings for how freeze windows work for linked agents. To configure global blackout freeze window settings, see Agent Settings .

To manage blackout freeze windows, use the following procedures: