Target Groups

You can still use target groups to manage your scan targets. However, Tenable recommends that you instead use tags to group and scan your assets when possible. In the future, when tagging features and options match those currently available in target groups, Tenable will convert your target groups into tags and retire your existing target groups. No action is required on your part, and Tenable will provide you with 60 calendar days notice before converting and retiring your target groups. For more information, contact your Tenable representative.

Note: This section describes the new interface. For information about the classic interface, see Target Groups (Classic Interface) . For information about navigating the new interface, see .

A target group allows you to construct a list of scan targets by FQDN, CIDR notation, or IP address range. You can then specify which users in your organization can use the target group in scan configurations or filtering dashboards (including workbenches).

Note: Tenable recommends limiting the number of targets in any single target group. When filtering a dashboard by a target group with too many targets, Tenable.io may fail to show data.

Note: Scan targets listed by CIDR notation must be in one of the following formats:
  • xx.xx.0.0/16
  • xx.xx.xx.0/24

Note: System target groups and related functionality asset isolation are deprecated. To control scan permissions, use access groups instead.

You can still create and edit system target groups, as well as use system target groups in scan configurations and dashboard filters. However, Tenable recommends using user target groups instead.

If you grant a user permissions in a target group, the user can use the target group in the Target Groups option for scan configuration. However, you must also grant the user Can Scan permissions in an access group for the targets, or Tenable.io excludes the targets from the scan results. For more information, see Access Groups.

For more information on target groups, see the following topics: