Scan Policy Settings

Once you select the scan template to use for your scan, there are several configurations that you can use to tune the scan policy configuration's performance. The following sections describe each of the scan policy configuration setting sections (Advanced, Host Discovery, Port Scanning, Service Discovery, Assessment, Brute Force, Malware, SCADA, Web Applications, Windows, Report, Authentication, Compliance, and Plugins) and how you can configure each section to maximize your scan's performance.

Note: Depending on what scan template you choose, you may not see some of the settings and sections described. For example, most scan templates do not allow you to configure plugin families.

Many configuration settings affect the scan's capabilities, accuracy, and performance. Use the settings to configure discovery options, debugging capabilities, assessment methods, performance options, and other scan behavior. Some of the scan policy configuration settings are informational or do not affect scan performance (for example, Name, Description, and Tag settings). This section describes all the settings that can affect scan performance and how to tune them for better scan performance.

For more information about Tenable Security Center scan policy settings, see Scan Policy Options.