Export Scan Results

Required Tenable.io Vulnerability Management User Role: Basic, Scan Operator, Standard, Scan Manager, or Administrator

Required Tenable.io Web Application Scanning User Role: Basic, Scan Operator, Standard, Scan Manager, or Administrator

Required Scan Permissions: Can View

You can export both imported scan results and results that Tenable.io collects directly from scanners.

Tenable.io retains individual scan results until the results are 15 months old.

Note: For archived scan results (that is, results older than 35 days), the export format is limited to .nessus and .csv files.

Note: When a scan is actively running, the Export button does not appear in the Tenable.io interface. Wait until the scan completes, then export the scan results.

To export results for an individual scan in the new interface:

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

    The left navigation plane appears.

  2. Do one of the following:

    • In the left navigation plane, in the Vulnerability Management section, click Scans.

      The Scans page appears.

    • In the left navigation plane, in the Web App Scanning section, click Scans.

      The Web Application Scanning Scans page appears.

      Note: If your Tenable.io Web Application Scanning license expires, your web application scans no longer appear in the scans table.

  3. In the Folders section, click a folder to load the scans you want to view.

    The scans table updates to display the scans in the folder you selected.

  4. Do one of the following:

    Location Scope of Export
    Scans table
    1. In the scans table, roll over the scan you want to export.

    2. Click the More button.

      A menu appears.

    3. Click Export.

      The Export plane appears.

    Scan Details
    1. In the scans table, click the scan you want to export.

    2. Next to the scan name, click Export.

      The Export plane appears.

  5. Select an export format:

    Format Description Supported for Archived Scan Results
    Vulnerability Management Scans
    PDF - Custom

    An Adobe .pdf file.

    Note:Tenable.io cannot export PDF files with more than 400,000 individual scan results.

    No
    PDF - Executive Summary

    An Adobe .pdf file.

    Note:Tenable.io cannot export PDF files with more than 400,000 individual scan results.

    No
    HTML - Custom A web-based .html file. No
    HTML - Executive Summary A web-based .html file. No
    Nessus

    A .nessus file in XML format that contains the list of targets, scan settings defined by the user, and scan results. Password credentials are stripped so they are not exported as plain text in the XML. If you import a .nessus file as a user-defined scan template, you must re-apply your passwords to any credentials.

    Yes
    CSV

    A .csv text file with only scan results.

    Note: When exporting scan results as a .csv file, the severities always display CVSSv2 scores regardless of your configured severity metric.

    Yes
    Web Application Scans
    HTML A web-based .html file that contains the list of targets, scan results, and scan notes. n/a
    PDF

    An Adobe .pdf file that contains the list of targets, scan results, and scan notes.

    Note:Tenable.io cannot export PDF files with more than 400,000 individual scan results.

    n/a
    Nessus

    A .nessus file in XML format that contains the list of targets, scan settings defined by the user, and scan results. Password credentials are stripped so they are not exported as plain text in the XML.

    n/a
    CSV A .csv text file with only scan results. n/a
    JSON A .json file that contains the list of targets, scan settings defined by the user, scan results, and scan notes. Password credentials are stripped so they are not exported as plain text in the .json file. n/a
  6. For Vulnerability Management scans, if you select the PDF - Custom or HTML - Custom formats:

    • Retain the default Data setting (Vulnerabilities selected).
    • Select either Assets or Plugin from the Group By list, depending on how you want to group the scan results in the export file.
  7. Click Export.

    Tenable.io generates the export file. Depending on your browser settings, your browser may automatically download the export file to your computer, or may prompt you to confirm the download before continuing.