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Nessus Agent Scans of Microsoft Azure Cloud Virtual Machines

Tenable‘s Nessus Agents provide the ability to perform local scans on instances within the Microsoft Azure cloud environment. Nessus agent scans, which are configured, managed, and updated through Tenable.io or Nessus Manager, help identify vulnerabilities, compliance violations, misconfigurations, and malware.

Nessus Agents are downloaded from the Tenable Support Portal, installed on an instance running in the Microsoft Azure cloud environment, and then linked to Tenable.io or Nessus Manager.

Note: Agents can be installed on your target(s) manually, via Group Policy, SCCM, or other third-party software deployment applications.

Nessus Agents are linked to Tenable.io or Nessus Manager in the same manner as linking to a secondary scanner. Prior to installing Nessus Agents, you must acquire the Agent Key from within Tenable.io or Nessus Manager.

  1. To acquire the Agent Key, log in to Tenable.io or Nessus Manager..

  2. Click Settings > Scanners > Agents > Linked.

  3. A key is generated for the Nessus Agents to link to the scanner.

For more information on installing and configuring Nessus Agents, refer to the Nessus User Guide.

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