Stop a Running Scan

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

Required Scan Permissions: Can Control

When you stop a scan, Tenable.io terminates all tasks for the scan and categorizes the scan as canceled. The Tenable.io scan results associated with the scan reflect only the completed tasks. You cannot stop individual tasks, only the scan as a whole.

To stop a running scan:

  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 scans table, roll over the scan you want to stop.

    The action buttons appear in the row.

  4. In the row, click the Stop button.

    A confirmation window appears.

  5. Click Stop to confirm the action.

    Tenable.io stops the scan.