Add a Sensor to a Scanner Group

Required Tenable.io Vulnerability Management User Role: Scan Manager or Administrator

You can add the following types of sensors to a scanner group:

Sensor Type Supported?
On-premises Nessus yes
On-premises Tenable.io Web Application Scanning yes
Tenable.io cloud no
Nessus sensor for Amazon Web Services (AWS) no
Nessus Network Monitor (NNM) no
Nessus Agent no (see Agent Groups)

To add sensor to one or more scanner groups in the new interface:

  1. In the upper-left corner, click the Menu button.

    The left navigation plane appears.

  2. In the left navigation plane, click Settings.

    The Settings page appears.

  3. Click the Sensors tile.

    The Sensors page appears. By default, the Nessus Scanners tab is active and Linked Scanners is selected in the drop-down box.

  4. In the drop-down box, make sure that Linked Scanners is selected.

    The list of linked scanners appears.

  5. (Optional) Search for the scanner you want to add to a scanner group.

  6. Select the scanners you want to add and the groups you want to add the scanners to:

    Scope Action
    Add a single scanner to a group or groups
    1. In the scanner group table, do one of the following:

      • Right-click the sensor you want to add to a scanner group.

        The action options appear next to the cursor.

      • In the Actions column, click the button for the sensor you want to add to a scanner group.

        The action options appear in the row.

      • Select the check box for the sensor you want to add to a scanner group.

        Tenable.io enables Add selected to Groups in the action bar.

    2. Click Add to Groups.

      The Add to Groups plane appears.

    3. In the search box, type the name of the scanner group where you want to add the scanner.
    4. In the drop-down box of matching groups, click a group.
    5. (Optional) Repeat steps c and d to add additional scanner groups.
    Add multiple scanners to a group or groups
    1. In the scanner table, select the check boxes next to the scanners you want to add to scanner groups.

      The action bar appears at the bottom of the page.

    2. Click the Add selected to Groups button.

      The Add to Groups plane appears.

    3. In the search box, type the name of the scanner group where you want to add the scanner.
    4. In the drop-down list of matching groups, click a group.
    5. (Optional) Repeat steps c and d to add additional scanner groups.
  7. Click Save to save your changes.

    Tenable.io adds the scanner or scanners to the selected group or groups and closes the Add to Groups plane.