Scan Templates

Scan templates contain granular configuration settings for your scans. The following table describes the scan templates Tenable.io supports.

You can view all available scan templates (Tenable-provided and user-defined) on the templates page when you create a scan.

Type Description
Tenable-provided Nessus Scanner template Contains a predefined set of settings recommended for a specific scanning purpose.

Tenable-provided Nessus Agent template

Contains a predefined set of settings recommended for a specific agent scanning purpose.
Tenable-provided Web Application template Contains a predefined set of settings recommended for a specific web application scanning purpose.
User-defined template Contains a custom set of settings that you want to configure for a scan. After you create user-defined templates, you can view and modify them on the Templates page.