Agent Scan Settings

For more information, see Agent Scans.

General Options

Parameter

Description

Default
General

Name

The scan name associated with the scan’s results. This may be any name or phrase (for example, SystemA, DMZ Scan, or Daily Scan of the Web Farm).

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Description

Descriptive information related to the scan.

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Custom Policy

When enabled, select an agent scan policy to apply to the scan. For more information, see Scan Policy Templates.

When disabled, the scan uses a Nessus or Tenable.io Basic Agent Scan template. For more information, see Agent Scan and Policy Templates in the Nessus Agent Deployment and User Guide and Tenable-Provided Agent Templates in the Tenable.io User Guide.

Disabled
Policy (If Custom Policy is enabled) The name of the agent scan policy. --

Agent Scanner

The Agent-enabled scanner from which to retrieve agent results.

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Agent Groups Specifies the agent group or groups in Nessus Manager you want the scan to target. For more information, see Agent Groups in the Nessus User Guide. --

Scan Window

Specifies the amount of time Tenable.sc waits before fetching the results of the agent scan: 15 minutes, 30 minutes, 1 hour, 3 hours, 6 hours, 12 hours, or 1 day.

If Tenable.sc fetches results for the scan before the scan completes, Tenable.sc displays the results available at the time the scan window expired. The agent scan continues to run in Tenable.io or Nessus Manager during the scan window specified in Tenable.io or Nessus Manager, even if the scan window in Tenable.sc expires.

Note: To view complete agent scan result data in Tenable.sc, Tenable recommends setting a Scan Window value that allows your agent scans to complete before Tenable.sc fetches the results.

1 hour
Schedule

Schedule

The frequency you want Tenable.sc to fetch agent scan results: Now, Remediation, Once, Daily, Weekly, Monthly, or On Demand.

Note: If you schedule your scan to repeat monthly, Tenable recommends setting a start date no later than the 28th day. If you select a start date that does not exist in some months (e.g., the 29th), Tenable.sc cannot run the scan on those days.

Tip: Retrieve agent scan results as close to the completion time of the scan as possible to most accurately display within Tenable.sc when the scan discovered the vulnerability results.

On Demand

Settings Options

Parameter Description Default

Import Repository

Specifies the repository where you want the agent scan results to import. Select an agent repository to receive scan data.

Note: You cannot import agent scan data to a non-agent repository.

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Post Scan Options

These options determine what actions occur immediately before and after the agent scan completes.

Option Description Default

Add Report

This option provides a list of reports available to the user to run when the agent scan data import completes. For more information, see Add a Report to a Scan.

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