Delete Assets in a Network

Required Tenable Vulnerability Management User Role: Scan Manager or Administrator

Tip: If you want to remove an asset from a network but not delete the asset, see Move Assets to a Network via Settings.

Delete Assets Manually

If you manually delete an asset, Tenable Vulnerability Management no longer displays the asset in the default view of the assets table, deletes vulnerability data associated with the asset, and stops matching scan results to the asset. Manually deleted assets continue to count against your Tenable Vulnerability Management license until the assets age out after 14 days.

To view manually deleted assets, see View Deleted Assets.

To delete assets manually:

  • Delete an individual asset. For more information, see Delete Assets.
  • Delete multiple assets using the Tenable Vulnerability Management API. For more information, see the Tenable Developer Portal.

Delete Assets Automatically

If you automatically delete assets in a network, Tenable Vulnerability Management permanently deletes the asset and all associated vulnerability data after a specified number of days. Automatically deleted assets do not count against your Tenable Vulnerability Management license.

To automatically delete assets, enable the Asset Age Out feature when you create or edit the network.