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The Tenable app empowers security professionals to gain comprehensive visibility and actionable insights into your organization's security posture by leveraging data from the Tenable Vulnerabilities API and Audit Events API. This powerful integration allows you to proactively monitor, analyze, and respond to security vulnerabilities and audit events, helping you strengthen your cybersecurity defences and reduce risk.

Key features of the Tenable app include:

  • Vulnerability Assessment. Harness the Tenable Vulnerabilities API to perform in-depth vulnerability assessments across your infrastructure. This app provides a range of security use cases for vulnerabilities, including:
    • Tracking Vulnerabilities Over Time. Monitor the evolution of vulnerabilities over time, from their initial discovery to resolution.
    • Identifying High-Severity Vulnerabilities. Quickly pinpoint and prioritize high-severity vulnerabilities that require immediate attention.
    • Identifying Affected Hosts. Easily locate hosts affected by specific vulnerabilities and streamline remediation efforts.
    • Checking for Exploitation. Detect exploit availability and malware exploitation related to vulnerabilities.
  • Audit Event Monitoring. Leverage the Tenable Audit Events API to monitor and analyze critical audit events within your organization. This app delivers valuable insights, including:
    • Real-time Event Analysis. Monitor audit events in real time, allowing for rapid incident response.
    • Suspicious Activity Detection. Identify suspicious or unauthorized activities across your network and systems.
    • Compliance Reporting. Streamline compliance monitoring by tracking events relevant to regulatory requirements.
    • User Behavior Analysis. Gain visibility into user behavior patterns and potential security risks.
  • Enhanced Security Posture. By combining data from the Tenable Vulnerabilities API and Audit Events API, you can strengthen your organization's security posture by proactively addressing vulnerabilities and monitoring the security incidents.
  • Risk Reduction. Identify and mitigate high-severity vulnerabilities and security threats promptly, reducing the risk of security breaches.
  • Efficient Remediation. Locate affected hosts and prioritize remediation efforts, streamlining the process of securing your environment.
  • Compliance Assurance. Simplify compliance monitoring and reporting by tracking relevant audit events and security controls.
  • Real-time Insights. Gain real-time insights into your security environment, enabling rapid incident response and threat containment.

Log types

This app uses Tenable source to collect Vulnerabilities data and Audit Events from the Tenable platform.

Sample log messages

Refer to the Tenable API documentation for Vulnerabilities data and Audit Events log messages.

Sample queries

Vulnerability Events
(_source=Tenable fqdn)
| json "asset.device_type", "asset.fqdn" ,"asset.hostname", "asset.ipv4", "asset.ipv6", "asset.last_authenticated_results", "asset.operating_system" , "output", "" , "plugin.type" , "", "plugin.risk_factor", "plugin.synopsis", "plugin.exploit_available" , "plugin.exploited_by_malware", "plugin.solution", "state", "scan.completed_at", "port.port", "port.protocol", "last_found" as device_type, fqdn, hostname, host_ipv4, host_ipv6, last_authenticated_scan_time, host_os, output,plugin_family, plugin_type ,plugin_name, plugin_risk_factor, plugin_synopsis, plugin_exploit_available, plugin_exploited_by_malware, plugin_solution, state, scan_completed_at, port, protocol, last_scan_time nodrop
Audit Events
| json "description", "", "", "action" as description, actor_name, target_name, action

Set up collection

To set up Cloud-to-Cloud Integration Tenable Source for the Tenable app, follow the instructions provided. These instructions will guide you through the process of creating a source using the Tenable source category, which you will need to use when installing the app. By following these steps, you can ensure that your Tenable app is properly integrated and configured to collect and analyze your Tenable data.

Installing the Tenable app​

This section has instructions for installing the Symantec Web Security Service App for Sumo Logic.

To install the app, do the following:

  1. Select App Catalog.
  2. In the Search Apps field, search for and then select your app.
    Optionally, you can scroll down to preview the dashboards included with the app.
  3. To install the app, click Install App.
  4. Click Next in the Setup Data section.
  5. In the Configure section of the respective app, complete the following fields.
    1. Key. Select either of these options for the data source.
      • Choose Source Category, and select a source category from the list for Default Value.
      • Choose Custom, and enter a custom metadata field. Insert its value in Default Value.
  6. Click Next. You will be redirected to the Preview & Done section.

Your app will be installed in the Installed Apps folder and dashboard panels will start to fill automatically.

Each panel slowly fills with data matching the time range query and received since the panel was created. Results will not immediately be available, updating with full graphs and charts over time.

Viewing Tenable dashboards​

All dashboards have a set of filters that you can apply to the entire dashboard. Use these filters to drill down and examine the data to a granular level.

  • You can change the time range for a dashboard or panel by selecting a predefined interval from a drop-down list, choosing a recently used time range, or specifying custom dates and times. Learn more.
  • You can use template variables to drill down and examine the data on a granular level. For more information, see Filter with template variables.
  • Most Next-Gen apps allow you to provide the scope at the installation time and are comprised of a key (_sourceCategory by default) and a default value for this key. Based on your input, the app dashboards will be parameterized with a dashboard variable, allowing you to change the dataset queried by all panels. This eliminates the need to create multiple copies of the same dashboard with different queries.


The Tenable - Overview dashboard provides in-depth vulnerability assessments across your infrastructure.

Audit Activity

The Tenable - Audit Activity dashboard provides the user events data to monitor and analyze critical audit events within your organization using the Tenable Audit Events API.

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