Being able to scan a website or web application quickly is certainly important, however, a fast scan isn’t always the desired outcome. There are cases where you might be scanning a web application on a web server with very limited resources (especially when scanning web applications on embedded devices), or perhaps you are scanning a web application with aggressive rate-limiting.
Whatever the reason, configuring a scan to run at a slower speed (throttling) is sometimes necessary. Acunetix makes throttling a scan simple.
To throttle a scan, navigate to the Target you wish to throttle, slide the Scan Speed slider in the General tab to suit your needs, then click Save on the top-left of the screen.
The following are the values assigned to each setting on the Scan Speed slider.
|Slower||1 HTTP request every 120 milliseconds
(500 requests / minute)
|Slow||1 HTTP request every 50 milliseconds
(1200 requests / minute)
|Moderate||1 HTTP request every 20 milliseconds
(3000 requests / minute)
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