Enable or Disable a Sensor

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

Required Tenable.io Web Application Scanning User Role: Scan Manager or Administrator

To enable or disable a sensor 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, Nessus Scanners is selected in the left navigation menu and the Cloud Scanners tab is active.

  4. In the left navigation bar, click the appropriate sensor type.

    The sensors table appears.

  5. (Optional) If the sensor is a Nessus Scanner, click the Linked Scanners tab to view on-premises scanners linked to Tenable.io. For more information, see Linked Scanners.
  6. In the table of linked sensors, roll over the sensor you want enable or disable.

    The action buttons appear in the row.

  7. Do one of the following:

    • To enable a sensor, click the button.
    • To disable a sensor, click the button.

    Tenable.io enables or disables the sensor.