Recent Scans

Recent Scans is a window in Acunetix 360 that displays scans initiated by the scanner whatever their scan status is.

  • You can filter the Recent Scans list using multiple filters and use more than one per column (see Column Filters).
  • If the column has been filtered, the magnifier icon on the column displays in gray.

Recent Scans Columns

This table lists the columns displayed in the Recent Scans window. All can be filtered.

Column

Description

Website

This column lists the website name and address or the domain part of the target URL for which the scan was initiated.

Path

This column lists the path. If the path does not contain a value, this column contains a forward slash (/) only.

Scan Profile

This column lists the name of the scan profile used to scan the target website.

Scan Profiles enable you to save scan settings for future scans. Scan Profiles can be reconfigured at any time.

Result

This column displays the status of a scan – its Scan Status – while it is running:

  • Archiving
  • Cancelled
  • Completed
  • Delayed
  • Failed
  • Paused
  • Pausing
  • Queued
  • Resuming
  • Scanning
  • Queued
  • Scanning
  • Paused.

Once a scan has finished, this column displays the number of issues detected by the scanner. Each issue type is colored according to its Vulnerability Severity Level.

  • Critical is dark red
  • High is red
  • Medium is orange
  • Low is yellow
  • Information Levels is blue

Scan Policy

This column displays the name of the policy that was used during the scan. A Scan Policy is a set of settings that determines how the scanner behaves in the Crawling and Attacking phases.

For further information, see Overview of Scan Policies.

Initiate Time

This column displays the date and time the listed scan was initiated.

Finish Time

This column displayed the date and time the scan finished.

Tags

This is the label given to a scan to group and/or give additional context.

Scan

Select Scan to start a Scan. From the drop-down, you can start an Incremental Scan, a Retest, or a Scheduled Scan.

This button is displayed only once a scan has been completed.

Report

Select Report to view the scan results and overview.

This button is displayed only once a scan has been completed.

Column Filters

All columns can be filtered, using a highly customisable combination of Fields, Operators and Values. Each is explained below. This is useful for teams that manage the security of many websites, website groups and scans.

Filters & Values

This table lists the Filters and Values available for columns listed above. Select an option to filter the list by that criterion.

  • In many cases, Values can be entered into the Value field; in others, the Value can be selected from a dropdown.
  • You can enter more than one filter at a time.

Filter

Description

Value (Dropdown Options)

Website

Select to filter by the website Name as defined in the New Website window.

Enter a value.

Path

Select to filter by the Path part of the Target URL.

Enter a value.

Scan Profile

Select to filter by Scan Profile.

Enter a value.

Scan Profile Default

Select to filter by Scan Profile Default.

The drop-down options are:

  • Yes
  • No

Result

Select to filter by the scan status.

You can combine this filter with the Failure Reason one to narrow the results.

The drop-down options are:

  • Archiving
  • Results are archived when the scan is finished
  • Cancelled
  • Completed
  • Delayed
  • You can view which scans have exceeded the default Maximum Scan Duration limit of 48 hours, for example
  • Failed
  • You can use this value to see the various reasons scans have failed, for example, unreachable host, unresolvable domain
  • Paused
  • Scans can be paused or resumed manually anytime in Acunetix 360.
  • The Scan Time Window feature of Acunetix 360 can pause scans at predefined times (e.g. business hours).
  • You can use this value to see which scans are in the Paused state.
  • Pausing
  • Acunetix 360 uses this temporary state while waiting for the completion of tasks.
  • You can use this value to see which scans are in the Pausing status.
  • Queued:
  • Acunetix 360 On-demand offers scalability by enabling scans on several targets at once.
  • On launch, Acunetix 360 queues the task to start the scanning engine. If the agent is busy with another task, the new task is queued.
  • You can use this value to see which scans are in the Queued status.
  • Resuming
  • Acunetix 360 uses Resuming mode to conduct some processes in between the Pausing and Scanning statuses.
  • You can use this value to see which scans are in the Resuming status.
  • Scanning
  • This is the normal status of a scan while it is going through the Crawling or Attacking stages.
  • You can use this value to see which scans are in the Scanning status.

Scan Policy

Select to filter by the Scan Policy used in the scan (see Overview of Scan Policies).

Enter a value.

Initiate Time

Select to filter by the Initiate Time.

Select a date from the calendar picker.

Last State  Changed

Until a scan has been completed, it will pass through different Statuses. This is the last date and time the state was changed.

Select a date from the calendar picker.

Website Groups

Select to filter by the Website Group of the Target URL (see Website Groups in Acunetix 360).

Enter a value.

Scope

Select to filter by the Scan Scope (see Scan Scope).

The dropdown options are the coverage limit of the scan:

  • Entered Path and Below
  • Only Entered URL
  • Whole Domain

Website URL

Select to filter by the Website URL of the scanned website.

Enter a value.

Scan Type

Select to filter by Scan Type (see Overview of Scanning).

The dropdown options are:

  • Full
  • Incremental
  • Retest

Report Policy

Select to filter by Report Policy used in the scan (see Custom Report Policies).

Enter a value.

Duration

Select to filter by the scan Duration.

Enter a value.

Scan Owner

Select to filter by the Scan Owner (the user who started the scan).

Enter a value (the Name). You cannot filter by the Scan Owner's Email address.

Failure Reason

Select to filter by Failure Reason (why the scan has not been completed).

The drop-down options are:

  • (Not Set)
  • (Empty)
  • 7zip was not found the agent machine
  • Agent is unavailable
  • An Error Occurred on Launch Scan
  • An Error Occurred on Scan Cancel
  • An Error Occurred on Scan Completed
  • An Error Occurred on Scan Failed
  • An Error Occurred on Scan Pause
  • Attacker Request
  • Crawler Possibility
  • Crawler Request
  • Domain resolution failed
  • Failed to connect to proxy
  • Finished
  • Head Request
  • Host was unavailable
  • Invalid HTTP Response Header
  • Link Not Found
  • Login Failed
  • Maximum Logout Exceeded
  • None
  • OAuth2 Endpoint Error
  • Out of Disk Space
  • Phase Attack Started
  • Phase Crawl Started
  • Phase Recrawl Started
  • Proxy Authentication Required
  • Recrawler Request
  • Recalculate Attack Possibilities
  • Redirect detected
  • Report Policy Not Found
  • Request
  • Request Failed
  • Response
  • Scan Policy Not Found
  • Scan Target Not Reachable
  • Target Link Timeout
  • The Scan Is Not Allowed
  • The SSL connection could not be established
  • Timeout Detected
  • Unable to Find Scan Files
  • Unable to Load Scan Session

Operator

This table lists and explains the Operators available for filtering columns. They work in conjunction with the Field, Operator and Value.

Operator

Description

Equal

This operator can be used for exact matching. For example, if you filtered by the Target URL http://www.example.com/, the filtered list of results would not also list http://api.example.com.

Not Equal

This operator can be used to exclude some results based on exactly matching. For example, if you filtered by the Target URL of http://www.example.com/, the filtered list of results would exclude scans for that one.

Contains

This operator can be used to include results if the filtered column contains the value. It does not matter where the value is. For example, you could filter for the word 'production'.

Not Contains

This operator can be used to exclude certain results on the Recent Scans page.

Starts with

This operator can be used to filter for columns that begin with the value. For example, you could filter for Website fields that begin with the 'https://' scheme.

Ends with

This operator can be used to filter for columns that end with the value. For example, you could filter for Website Name fields ending with 'Staging'.

Less than

This operator can be used to filter columns that contain numeric and date time values rather than string values. For example Initiate Time, Duration or Finish Time.

Less than or equal

This operator can be used to filter columns that contain numeric and date time values rather than string values. For example Initiate Time, Duration or Finish Time.

Greater than or equal

This operator can be used to filter columns that contain numeric and date time values rather than string values. For example Initiate Time, Duration or Finish Time.

Greater than

This operator can be used to filter columns that contain numeric and date time values rather than string values. For example Initiate Time, Duration or Finish Time.

Value

This table lists the dropdown values available for filtering columns.

Value

Description

7zip was not found the agent machine

This value can be used to filter down Recent Scans results according to Failure Reasons. As the name implies, when selected only failed scans due to 7zip being not found will be shown in the grid.

Agent is unavailable

This value can be used to filter down Recent Scans results according to Failure Reasons. As the name implies, when selected only failed scans due to agents being unavailable will be shown in the grid.

An Error Occurred on Launch Scan

This value can be used to filter down Recent Scans results according to Failure Reasons. As the name implies, when selected only failed scans due to an error during launching scan will be shown in the grid.

An Error Occurred on Scan Cancel

This value can be used to filter down Recent Scans results according to Failure Reasons. As the name implies, when selected only failed scans due to an error during canceling scan will be shown in the grid.

An Error Occurred on Scan Completed

This value can be used to filter down Recent Scans results according to Failure Reasons. As the name implies, when selected only failed scans due to an error during scan completion will be shown in the grid.

An Error Occurred on Scan Failed

This value can be used to filter down Recent Scans results according to Failure Reasons. As the name implies, when selected only failed scans due to an error during scan failure will be shown in the grid.

An Error Occurred on Scan Pause

This value can be used to filter down Recent Scans results according to Failure Reasons. As the name implies, when selected only failed scans due to an error during scan pause will be shown in the grid.

Attacker Request

This value can be used to filter down Recent Scans results according to Failure Reasons. As the name implies, when selected only failed scans due to the attacker request will be shown in the grid.

Crawler Possibility

This value can be used to filter down Recent Scans results according to Failure Reasons. As the name implies, when selected only failed scans due to the crawler possibility will be shown in the grid.

Crawler Request

This value can be used to filter down Recent Scans results according to Failure Reasons. As the name implies, when selected only failed scans due to the crawler request will be shown in the grid.

Domain resolution failed

This value can be used to filter down Recent Scans results according to Failure Reasons. As the name implies, when selected only failed scans due to domain resolution failure will be shown in the grid.

Failed to Connect to Proxy

This value can be used to filter down Recent Scans results according to Failure Reasons. As the name implies, when selected only failed scans due to failure in connection to proxy will be shown in the grid.

Finished

This value can be used to filter down Recent Scans results according to Failure Reasons. As the name implies, when selected only failed scans due to finished will be shown in the grid.

Head Request

This value can be used to filter down Recent Scans results according to Failure Reasons. As the name implies, when selected only failed scans due to the head request will be shown in the grid.

Host was unavailable

This value can be used to filter down Recent Scans results according to Failure Reasons. As the name implies, when selected only failed scans due to an unavailable host will be shown in the grid.

Invalid HTTP Response Header

This value can be used to filter down Recent Scans results according to Failure Reasons. As the name implies, when selected only failed scans due to an invalid HTTP Response Header will be shown in the grid.

Link Not Found

This value can be used to filter down Recent Scans results according to Failure Reasons. As the name implies, when selected only failed scans due to an link not found error will be shown in the grid.

Login Failed

This value can be used to filter down Recent Scans results according to Failure Reasons. As the name implies, when selected only failed scans due to the login failure will be shown in the grid.

Maximum Logout Exceeded

This value can be used to filter down Recent Scans results according to Failure Reasons. As the name implies, when selected only failed scans due to Maximum Logout Exceeded will be shown in the grid.  

The maximum Logout issue occurs when the scanner loses authentication frequently and needs to login again and again. After some attempts the scanner decides that it is not possible to continue the scan so it stops the scan operation.

OAuth2 Endpoint Error

This value can be used to filter down Recent Scans results according to Failure Reasons. As the name implies, when selected only failed scans due to the OAuth2 Endpoint Error will be shown in the grid.

Out of Disk Space

This value can be used to filter down Recent Scans results according to Failure Reasons. As the name implies, when selected only failed scans due to the out of disk space will be shown in the grid.

Phase Attack Started

This value can be used to filter down Recent Scans results according to Failure Reasons. As the name implies, when selected only failed scans due to the phase attack started will be shown in the grid.

Phase Crawl Started

This value can be used to filter down Recent Scans results according to Failure Reasons. As the name implies, when selected only failed scans due to the phase crawl started will be shown in the grid.

Phase Recrawl Started

This value can be used to filter down Recent Scans results according to Failure Reasons. As the name implies, when selected only failed scans due to the phase recrawl started will be shown in the grid.

Proxy Authentication Required

This value can be used to filter down Recent Scans results according to Failure Reasons. As the name implies, when selected only failed scans due to the proxy authentication required will be shown in the grid.

Recrawler Request

This value can be used to filter down Recent Scans results according to Failure Reasons. As the name implies, when selected only failed scans due to the recrawler request will be shown in the grid.

Recalculate Attack Possibilities

This value can be used to filter down Recent Scans results according to Failure Reasons. As the name implies, when selected only failed scans due to the recalculate attack possibilities will be shown in the grid.

Redirect detected

This value can be used to filter down Recent Scans results according to Failure Reasons. As the name implies, when selected only failed scans due to the redirect detected will be shown in the grid.

Request

This value can be used to filter down Recent Scans results according to Failure Reasons. As the name implies, when selected only failed scans due to the request will be shown in the grid.

Request Failed

This value can be used to filter down Recent Scans results according to Failure Reasons. As the name implies, when selected only failed scans due to the request failed will be shown in the grid.

Response

This value can be used to filter down Recent Scans results according to Failure Reasons. As the name implies, when selected only failed scans due to the response will be shown in the grid.

Report Policy Not Found

This value can be used to filter down Recent Scans results according to Failure Reasons. As the name implies, when selected only failed scans due to not finding report policy will be shown in the grid.

Scan Policy Not Found

This value can be used to filter down Recent Scans results according to Failure Reasons. As the name implies, when selected only failed scans due to not finding scan policy will be shown in the grid.

Scan Target Not Reachable

This value can be used to filter down Recent Scans results according to Failure Reasons. As the name implies, when selected only failed scans due to inability to reach the scan target will be shown in the grid.

Target Link Timeout

This value can be used to filter down Recent Scans results according to Failure Reasons. As the name implies, when selected only failed scans due to the target link timeout will be shown in the grid.

The Scan Is Not Allowed

This value can be used to filter down Recent Scans results according to Failure Reasons. As the name implies, when selected only failed scans due to The Scan is Not Allowed. Allowance is decided if the target IP address or resolved IP address of the target is in the accepted range.

The SSL connection could not be established

This value can be used to filter down Recent Scans results according to Failure Reasons. As the name implies, when selected only failed scans due to inability to establish the SSL connection will be shown.

Timeout Detected

This value can be used to filter down Recent Scans results according to Failure Reasons. As the name implies, when selected only failed scans due to detecting timeout will be shown.

Unable to find scan files

This value can be used to filter down Recent Scans results according to Failure Reasons. As the name implies, when selected only failed scans due to failure to find the scan files will be shown in the grid. This option only applies for Retest and Incremental Scans.

Unable to load scan session

This value can be used to filter down Recent Scans results according to Failure Reasons. As the name implies, when selected only failed scans due to unable to load scan session will be shown in the grid. This option only applies for Retest and Incremental Scans.

How to view Recent Scans in Acunetix 360
  1. Log in to Acunetix 360.
  2. From the main menu, click Scans, then Recent Scans. The Recent Scans window is displayed.
How to view the scan status of a launched scan in Acunetix 360
  1. Log in to Acunetix 360.
  2. Launch a new scan (see How to Scan a Website in Acunetix 360).
  3. From the Scans menu, select Recent Scans. The Scan Status is displayed in the Result column. (It is also displayed in the Status field of the Scan Summary window.)

How to delete scans on Recent Scans' page in Acunetix 360
  1. Log in to Acunetix 360.
  2. From the main menu, select Scans > Recent Scans.
  3. Select scan(s) you wish to delete.
  4. From the Bulk drop-down menu, select Delete.
  5. From the Delete Confirmation dialog, select Yes to delete.
How to cancel scans on Recent Scans' page in Acunetix 360
  1. Log in to Acunetix 360.
  2. From the main menu, select Scans > Recent Scans.
  3. Select scan(s) you wish to cancel.
  4. From the Bulk drop-down menu, select Cancel.
  5. From the Cancel Scan dialog, select Yes, cancel it.
How to pause scans on Recent Scans' page in Acunetix 360
  1. Log in to Acunetix 360.
  2. From the main menu, select Scans > Recent Scans.
  3. Select scan(s) you wish to cancel.
  4. From the Bulk drop-down menu, select Pause.
  5. From the Pause Scan dialog, select Yes, pause it.
When its status turns into Paused, you can select Resume to restart the scan.

 

« Back to the Acunetix Support Page