This section and the topics in it describe the performance of and functionality for a new feature in Tenable.io Key Enhancements. For more information, see Tenable.io Key Enhancements.
The Assets page provides insight into your organization's host assets, web applications, and cloud resources.
This page contains two views of your asset information:
Visual (Default) — A dashboard of widgets that provide summary information about your assets.
- List— A table that lists all your assets from all sources.
Tenable.io includes the ability to track assets that belong to your organization. Assets are entities of value on a network that can be exploited. This includes laptops, desktops, servers, routers, mobile phones, virtual machines, software containers, and cloud instances. By providing comprehensive information about the assets that belong to your organization, Tenable.io helps to eliminate potential security risks, identify under-utilized resources, and support compliance efforts.
Tenable.io automatically creates or updates assets when a scan completes or scan results are imported. Tenable.io attempts to match incoming scan data to existing assets using a complex algorithm. This algorithm looks at attributes of the scanned hosts and employs a variety of heuristics to choose the best possible match. If Tenable.io cannot find a match, the system assumes this is the first time Tenable.io has encountered the asset and creates a new record for it. Otherwise, if Tenable.io finds a matching asset, the system updates any properties that have changed since the last time Tenable.io encountered the asset.
In addition to vulnerability information, Tenable.io also attempts to gather various other information about the asset, including:
- Interfaces (IP address and MAC address)
- DNS Names
- NetBIOS Name
- Operating System
- Installed Software
- UUIDS (Tenable, ePO, BIOS)
- Whether an agent is present