Export Scan Results

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

Required Scan Permissions: Can View

You can export both imported scan results and results that Tenable.io collects directly from scanners.

Tenable.io retains individual scan results until the results are 15 months old.

Note: For archived scan results (that is, results older than 60 days), the export format is limited to .nessus and .csv files.

To export results for an individual scan in the new interface:

  1. In the upper-left corner, click the Menu button.

    The left navigation plane appears.

  2. In the Folders section, click a folder to load the scans you want to view.

    The scans table updates to display the scans in the folder you selected.

  3. Click the button in one of the following locations:

    Page Location in Page Scope of Export
    Scans Any row in the scans table.

    Exports results from the latest run of the selected scan.

    Scan Details Next to the scan name in the table header.

    If you retain the default results display, exports results from the latest run of the scan.

    If you view results from a historical run of the scan, exports results from the selected run.

    The Export plane appears.

  4. Select an export format:

    Format Description Supported for Archived Scan Results
    PDF - Custom Adobe .pdf file. No
    PDF - Executive Summary Adobe .pdf file. No
    HTML - Custom Web-based .html file. No
    HTML - Executive Summary Web-based .html file. No

    A .nessus file in XML format that contains the list of targets, scan settings defined by the user, and scan results. Password credentials are stripped so they are not exported as plain text in the XML. If you import a .nessus file as a user-defined template, you must re-apply your passwords to any credentials.

    CSV A .csv text file. Yes
  5. If you select the PDF - Custom or HTML - Custom formats:

    • Retain the default Data setting (Vulnerabilities selected).
    • Select either Assets or Plugin from the Group By list, depending on how you want to group the scan results in the export file.
  6. Click Export.

    Tenable.io generates the export file. Depending on your browser settings, your browser may automatically download the export file to your computer, or may prompt you to confirm the download before continuing.