Connectors

The following feature is not supported in Tenable.io Federal Risk and Authorization Management Program (FedRAMP) environments. For more information, see the FedRAMP Product Offering.

Tenable.io uses connectors, including third-party data connectors, to import assets from other platforms. Tenable.io supports connectors for Vulnerability Management and Container Security.

Vulnerability Management Connectors

Vulnerability Management includes connectors for AWS, GCP, and Microsoft Azure. To use Tenable.io connectors to scan your assets, you must first configure the platform the connector integrates with, then create the connector, as described in the appropriate section for your platform:

After you configure platforms and create connectors, you can manage connectors from the Settings page in Tenable.io.

Note: When using cloud connectors. Tenable recommends allowlisting the IP addresses for the region in which the Tenable.io site resides.

The licensing implications are as follows:

  • Assets discovered through the connectors do not count against the license until and unless the asset is scanned for vulnerabilities. Discovery through the connector is free.
  • Assets discovered through the connectors that did become licensed fall off the license the day after the asset was terminated. This event can be observed via the connector.
  • When an asset is deleted or terminated, Tenable.io deletes the asset's vulnerability data and stops matching scan results to the asset. The asset is also deleted from the default view of the assets table.

    Note: Tenable.io does not delete the asset from the Assets table.

Container Security Connectors

For information about Container Security connectors, see Configure Container Security Connectors to Import and Scan Images.

Supported Plugins

To view the supported plugins for AWS and Azure, see the Tenable Plugins page. Use the filter Supported Sensors to view the Frictionless Assessment plugins.