Import a Scan

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

You can import scan results into Tenable.io. You cannot import results from scans run more than 15 months ago.

Imported scans always belong to the default network. For more information, see Networks.

Note: Tenable.io supports scan imports up to 4GB in size.

To import a scan 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, in the Tools section, click Scans.

    The Scans page appears. By default, the My Scans folder is active.

  3. In the upper-right corner of the page, click the Import button.

    A file selection window appears.

  4. Browse to and select the scan file you want to import.

    If the scan file is a .nessus or .db file, the Import plane appears.

    If the scan file is any other file type, the Scan Import window appears.

  5. Do one of the following:
    • If the scan file is a .nessus or .db file:
      1. In the Password box, type the password to allow Tenable.io to view the scan.
      2. (Optional) To show the scan results in dashboards, select the Show in Dashboard? check box.
      3. Click Import.
    • If the scan file is any other file type, specify if you want the scan results to appear in dashboards:
      • Click Yes to show the scan results in dashboards.
      • Click No to prevent the scan results from appearing in dashboards.

    Note: Clicking Cancel cancels the import.

    The Scans page appears, and the imported scan appears in the scans table.