Agents

Note: This section describes the new Tenable.io interface. For information about the classic interface, see Agents (Classic Interface). For information about navigating the new interface, see Navigate Tenable.io (New Interface).

Agents increase scan flexibility by making it easy to scan assets without needing ongoing host credentials or assets that are offline. Additionally, agents enable large-scale concurrent scanning with little network impact.

After you install a Nessus Agent on a host and link the Agent to Tenable.io, the Agent appears on the Tenable.io Linked Agents page.

For more information, see the following topics: