Add a Scan Policy

Required User Role: Administrator or organizational user with appropriate permissions. For more information, see User Roles.

You can create template-based or custom scan policies for your active scans. When you create a custom scan policy, you can configure any scan policy option. When you configure a template-based scan policy, you can configure the options included for the template type.

For more information, see Scan Policies and Active Scans.

To add a template-based scan policy:

  1. Log in to Tenable.sc via the user interface.
  2. Click Scanning > Policies (administrator users) or Scans > Policies (organizational users).

    The Policies page appears.

  3. At the top of the table, click Add.

    The Add Policy page appears.

  4. In the Template section, click a policy template. For more information, see Scan Policy Templates.

    The policy template page appears.

  5. Configure the options described in Scan Policy Options.
  6. Click Submit.

    Tenable.sc saves your configuration.

To add a custom scan policy:

  1. Log in to Tenable.sc via the user interface.

  2. Click Scanning > Policies (administrator users) or Scans > Policies (organizational users).

    The Policies page appears.

  3. At the top of the table, click Add.

    The Add Policy page appears.

  4. In the Custom section, click Advanced Scan.

    The Advanced Scan page appears.

  5. Configure the options described in Scan Policy Options.
  6. Click Submit.

    Tenable.sc saves your configuration.

What to do next:

  • Reference the scan policy in an active scan configuration, as described in Add an Active Scan.