Delete Assets

Required Tenable Vulnerability Management User Role: Scan Operator, Standard, Scan Manager, or Administrator

On the Assets workbench, you can delete host assets, web application assets, or domain inventory assets. When you delete an asset, Tenable Vulnerability Management removes it from the Assets workbench, deletes all associated findings, and stops matching scan results to the asset. Within 24 hours, Tenable Vulnerability Management also removes the asset from your license count.

Note: On a network with Asset Age Out enabled, assets expire on a schedule. For more information, see View or Edit a Network and Create a Network.

Caution: Deleting assets quickly removes decommissioned hosts or other irrelevant assets from your license count and reports, but it is permanent! Be careful with this feature.

Caution: If you see deleted assets when using the Asset ID filter, these are temporary. Deleted assets do not count against your license and have no associated findings. Deleted assets are labeled as Deleted.

To delete assets:

  1. In the upper-left corner, click the Menu button.

    The left navigation plane appears.

  2. In the left navigation plane, under Explore, click Assets.

    The Assets workbench appears.

  3. On the Assets workbench, do one of the following: