Modify Remote Agent Settings

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

In Tenable.io, you can modify settings for individual agents (versions 7.6 and later) on the Linked Agents tab. For information on editing similar settings in the command line interface, see Advanced Settings in the Nessus Agent User Guide.

Note: In addition to using the following procedure, you can manually update agents through the command line. For more information, see the Nessus Agent User Guide.

To modify remote agent settings in Tenable.io:

  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. Click the Nessus Agents tab.

    The list of agents appears and Linked Agents is selected in the drop-down box.

  1. (Optional) Search for a specific agent or filter the agents in the table, as described in Filter Agents in the Nessus Agent Deployment and User Guide.

  2. Do one of the following: