Although Acunetix Web Vulnerability Scanner (WVS) includes most of the checks that you may require to perform a comprehensive scan of your site, there might be situations where you need to create checks for something which is specific to your environment, or possibly checks for new vulnerabilities or variants of existing vulnerabilities that you might […]
After purchasing a renewal to your Acunetix OVS Subscription, you will be able to remove the scan targets that have not been scanned after the subscription has been renewed. This can be done from Acunetix OVS > Scan Targets > List Scan Targets. The Scan Targets that have not been scanned can be deleted using […]
You can login to Acunetix OVS from https://ovs.acunetix.com
Once a web scan has finished, you can check the URLs that have been scanned using the Coverage Report. Proceed as follows: From the All Scans, select the scan you would like to report on. Click Generate Report Select the Report Format, and choose Coverage Report from the Web Reports drop down. Click Generate. Wait […]
This occurs when a firewall or WAF blocks all connections from Acunetix Vulnerability Scanner. You probably can still connect to the website from your browser, since the firewall is not blocking your IP address. You will need to confirm that your firewall is not blocking the connection from Acunetix Vulnerability Scanner. All Acunetix OVS scans […]
This situation generally occurs when scanning a large web site. In this case, the scan can take a few hours, sometimes, although rarely, a few days. The scan might seem to be stuck, when in reality, it is not. When this happens, the status of the scan shows the same percentage for the progress. You […]
When you request a scan, the scan request is queued till the next available scanner is available to handle the scan request. This generally takes less than a few minutes. There is a limit of 1 simultaneous scan per scan target. This is done not to overwhelm the scan target with requests. So if you […]
The duration of a scan depends on many things, including network latency, size of site being scanned, the server’s resources and services running on the scanned server. The average scan time for a network scan is 20 minutes, while the average time for a web scan is between 2 and 4 hours.
Please contact our support team if you have problems uploading the web verification file to the root of your web site.
The verification file is unique for each Scan Target. Each Scan Target requires its own unique web verification file before Acunetix OVS can launch a web vulnerability scan.