Nessus API Importer vs Connector Comparison Chart

The following table contains feature comparisons between the Nessus API Importer connector and the connector.

Features Nessus API Importer

On-Prem Scan Data Collection 

(Ability to specify on-prem scans to collect data) 



(Uses Tenable cumulative DB)

Virtual Tunnel Support

Yes N/A
Agent Support Yes N/A

Cloud Scan Data Collection

(Ability to collect data from cloud service provider environments)

Yes Yes

Scan-based Data Collection

(Ability to specify scans to collect data)

(Note: If scans are important to segregate data for user access purposes, use the Nessus API Importer)



(Uses Tenable cumulative DB)

Export-based Data Collection

(Ability to utilize API bulk exports to collect data)

No Yes
Incremental Imports Yes Yes
Asset Tag Only Processing Feature available, but requires a full connector run, which can take a lot of time. Yes
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