View Your Nessus Scanners
Required User Role: Administrator
For more information, see Nessus Scanners.
To view a list of configured Nessus scanners:
Log in to Tenable.sc via the user interface.
Click Resources > Nessus Scanners.
The Nessus Scanners page appears.
View details about each Nessus scanner.
Name — The name for the scanner.
Features — Specifies whether the scanner is a Standard scanner or an Agent Capable scanner. Agent capable scanners provide Nessus Agent scan results to Tenable.sc.
Status — The status of the scanner. For more information, see Nessus Scanner Statuses.
Host — The IP address or hostname of the scanner.
Version — The scanner's Nessus version.
Type — The type of scanner connection.
Tenable.sc could not identify the scanner.
Nessus (Unmanaged Plugins)
Tenable.sc accesses the scanner using a Nessus user account with Standard permissions.
Tenable.sc cannot send plugin updates to the scanner or manage the scanner's activation code.
Nessus (Managed Plugins)
Tenable.sc manages the scanner and authenticates via a Nessus user account.
Tenable.sc sends plugin updates to the scanner and manages the scanner's activation code.
Tenable.io (Unmanaged Plugins)
Tenable.sc accesses the instance using a Tenable.io user account with Standard permissions.
Tenable.sc cannot send plugin updates to the instance or manage the instance's activation code.
Uptime — The length of time, in days, that the scanner has been running.
Last Modified — The date and time the scanner was last modified.
To view details of a specific Nessus scanner, see View Details for a Nessus Scanner.
To filter the scanners that appear on the page, apply a filter as described in Apply a Filter.
To manually refresh the Status data,
at the top of the table, click Update Status. Tenable.screfreshes the Status data.