Tenable Nessus

Supported OS Linux Mac OS Windows

Integration version1.5.0


This integration monitors Tenable Nessus logs through the Datadog Agent.


Follow the instructions below configure this integration for an Agent running on a host.


To install the Tenable integration configuration on your Agent:

Note: This step is not necessary for Agent version >= 7.18.0.

  1. Install the 1.0 release (tenable==1.0.0).


The Agent tails the Tenable Nessus webserver and backend logs to collect data on Nessus scans.

Log collection

Available for Agent versions >6.0

  1. Collecting logs is disabled by default in the Datadog Agent, enable it in your datadog.yaml file:

    logs_enabled: true
  2. Uncomment and edit this configuration block at the bottom of your tenable.d/conf.yaml:

    See the sample tenable.d/conf.yaml for available configuration options.

        - type: file
          path: /opt/nessus/var/nessus/logs/backend.log
          service: nessus_backend
          source: tenable
        - type: file
          path: /opt/nessus/var/nessus/logs/www_server.log
          service: nessus_webserver
          source: tenable

    Customize the path and service parameter values if necessary for your environment.

  3. Restart the Agent.

Log data collected

  1. Nessus backend logs collect data on scan names, start time, stop time, durations, target(s)
  2. Nessus web server logs collect data on access logs for the Nessus web server including Client IPs, User Agents, and login attempts/successes/failures.


This integration does not include any metrics.


This integration does not include any events.


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