Agent Synchronization Job Settings

For more information, see Agent Synchronization Jobs.

General Options




The agent synchronization job name associated with the scan’s results. This may be any name or phrase (e.g., SystemA, DMZ Scan, Daily Scan of the Web Farm, etc.).


A description for the agent synchronization job.

Agent Scanner

The agent-capable scanner from which you want Tenable Security Center to retrieve agent results.

Agent Scan Name Filter

A filter for agent scan results to retrieve from the Tenable Nessus Agent-enabled scanner. Filters can use the specific name of the result(s) to retrieve or an asterisk (*) or question mark (?) for all or part of the scan result name(s) to retrieve. You can find the available agent scans retrieved from the selected scanner on the Scan page of the user logged in to the Nessus server.

You can click the Preview Filter button to view results that match the filter.

Scan Result Threshold

Specifies whether Tenable Security Center fetches all or some agent scan results from the agent-capable scanner.

  • When disabled, Tenable Security Center fetches all agent scan results.

  • When enabled, Tenable Security Center restricts the agent scan results it fetches.

Note: You cannot modify the Scan Result Threshold after initial creation of the agent synchronization job.

After you create the agent synchronization job, the Edit Agent Synchronization Job and View Agent Synchronization Job pages display the Last Fetched date to indicate when Tenable Security Center performed the most recent successful agent synchronization job.

Select Date and Time

When Scan Result Threshold is enabled, specifies the oldest agent scan results you want Tenable Security Center to fetch.


The frequency you want Tenable Security Center to fetch agent scan results. Select Now, Once, Daily, Weekly, Monthly, On Demand, or Dependent to create an agent scan result retrieval template that you can launch manually at any time. The other time frames allow you to retrieve agent scan results at specified times and intervals.

Tenable recommends retrieving agent scan results as close to the completion time of the scan as possible to most accurately display within Tenable Security Center when the scan discovered the vulnerability results. For more information about how Tenable Security Center determines vulnerability discovery dates, see Vulnerability Discovered.

Note: If you schedule your scan to repeat monthly, Tenable recommends setting a start date no later than the 28th day. If you select a start date that does not exist in some months (e.g., the 29th), Tenable Security Center cannot run the scan on those days.

Settings Options



Import Repository

Specifies the agent repository where you want the agent scan results to import.

Note: You cannot import agent scan data to a non-agent repository.

Post Scan Options

These options determine what actions occurs immediately before and after the agent synchronization job completes. The table below describes the post agent synchronization job options available to users:



Add Report

This option provides a list of reports available to the user to run when the agent scan data import completes.

The initial choices are to click the group and owner of the report to present a list of valid report options. Next, click the report from the list that can be searched using the text search box. When hovering over a report name, you can select the information icon to display the name and description of the report. You can base the generated report on the current scan’s results or the results in the Cumulative database.

Selecting the check mark causes the report to launch once the agent synchronization job completes. Selecting the X removes the changes. Once added, you can modify or delete the report information.