Transition to the New WAS Interface

Required Additional License: Tenable.io Web Application Scanning

On March 1, 2021, Tenable activated the new interface and set the classic interface to read-only mode for all of your users. For more information, see Activate the New Interface.

Welcome to the new Tenable.io Web Application Scanning interface!

Tenable designed this new interface to improve the efficiency and ease of your workflow as you configure scans and analyze scan results.

The system requirements are the same for both classic and new interfaces.

Feature Parity

The table below lists which tasks are supported in each interface.

Task Classic New
Get Started
Get started Get Started with WAS
Navigate Navigate the Classic Interface in WAS (Classic Interface) Navigate Tenable.io (New Interface)
View license information no classic interface equivalent

View Information about Your Tenable.io Instance

Scans
Create or edit a scan configuration

 

Create a Scan (Classic Interface)

Create a WAS Scan

Note: In the classic Tenable.io Web Application Scanning interface, the Legacy Web App Scan template appears in the Web Application tab of the Tenable-provided scan templates. In the new interface, this template appears in the Scanner tab.

Create or edit a scan configuration for PCI/ASV compliance

Create a Scan (Classic Interface) (PCI WAS Scan template)

Create a WAS Scan (PCI scan template)

Create or edit an API scan configuration no classic interface equivalent Create a WAS Scan (API scan template)
Launch a scan Start or Stop a Scan (Classic Interface) Launch a Scan
Stop a scan Start or Stop a Scan (Classic Interface) Stop a Running Scan
Edit scan configurations Configure Scan Settings (Classic Interface) Edit WAS Scan Settings
Copy a scan configuration Copy a Scan Configuration (Classic Interface) Copy a Scan Configuration
Manage scan credentials WAS Credentials (Classic Interface) Credentials in WAS Scans
Change scan ownership

no classic interface equivalent

Change Scan Ownership
View scan results View Scans (Classic Interface) View WAS Scan Details
View scan notes no classic interface equivalent View Scan Notes
View plugin attachments no classic interface equivalent View Plugin Attachments
Move scan to a folder supported Move a Scan to a Scan Folder
Move a scan to the trash supported

Move a Scan to the Trash Folder

Delete a scan permanently Delete a Scan (Classic Interface)

Delete a Scan

Delete a scan job

Delete Scan Job (Classic Interface)

Delete a Scan Job
Import a scan supported development pending
Export scan results Export Scan Results (Classic Interface) Export Scan Results
View scan audit trails supported development pending
Policies/User-Defined Scan Templates (see Terminology Differences)
Create a user-defined scan template supported

Create a User-Defined Template

Edit a user-defined scan template supported Edit a User-Defined Template
Copy a user-defined scan template no classic interface equivalent Copy a User-Defined Template
Set permissions for a user-defined scan template supported Edit a User-Defined Template
Change ownership of a user-defined scan template supported Change User-Defined Template Ownership
Delete a user-defined scan template supported Delete a User-Defined Template
Dashboards
Manage dashboards Web Applications Workbench (Classic Interface) Dashboards
View dashboard templates no classic interface equivalent View the Dashboards Page
Create a dashboard no classic interface equivalent Create a Dashboard
Customize dashboards with dashboard widgets no classic interface equivalent

Add a Widget to a Dashboard

Configure a dashboard no classic interface equivalent Manage Widgets
Duplicate a dashboard no classic interface equivalent Duplicate a Dashboard
Delete a dashboard no classic interface equivalent Delete a Dashboard

Terminology Differences

The table below briefly lists terminology differences between the classic and new interfaces.

Classic Interface New Interface
Policy — A set of predefined configuration options related to performing a scan. You can create a policy to share a configured template with other users. Scan Template — A set of predefined configuration options related to performing a scan. You can use one of the Tenable-provided scan templates to create a scan, or you can create a user-defined scan template to share a configured template with other users.