Create an Agent Scan (Classic Interface)

Required User Role: Scan Operator, Standard, Scan Manager, or Administrator

Note: As a scan operator, you can only create a scan using user-defined policies that are shared with you.

To create an agent scan:

  1. In the top navigation bar, click Scans.

    The My Scans page appears.

  2. In the upper right corner, click the New Scan button.

    The Scan Templates page appears.

  3. Click the Agent tab.

    The Agent scan templates page appears.

  4. Click the scan template that you want to use.

    Tip: Use the search box in the top navigation bar to filter templates on the tab currently in view.

  5. Configure the scan's settings.

  6. (Optional) Configure compliance checks for the scan.

  7. (Optional) Configure security checks by plugin family or individual plugin.

  8. If you want to launch the scan later, click the Save button.

    Tenable.io saves the scan.

    -or-

    If you want to launch the scan immediately, click the down button, then click Launch.

    Tenable.io saves and launches the scan.

Note: See the Scanning Operations video for a tutorial on how to create a scan.