Scheduling Scans

Acunetix 360 enables you to schedule scans in advance. Both Full and Incremental scans can be scheduled. You can schedule one-off and recurrent scans, both individual scans and group scans.

For further information, see Creating a New Scan.

Scheduled Scans Fields

This table lists and explains the columns in the Scheduled Scans window.

Field

Description

Name

This is the name of the scheduled scan.

Website/Group

This is the website or group name for the websites scheduled for scanning.

Type

This is the type of object to be scanned.

Run Type

This is the frequency of the scan.

Last Scan

This is the time when the website was last scanned.

Next Execution Time

This is the time in days, hours and minutes when the next scan in the schedule will take place.

Scheduling Scans in Acunetix 360

In Acunetix 360, you can schedule any scan. This includes both full and incremental scans, as well as group scans. You can schedule a scan from any start time, and have it repeated on a fixed or customized basis. All the same options  such as fixing the maximum scan duration and scan time window  are available with scheduled scans.

Acunetix 360 Scheduled Scan Fields

This table lists and explains the columns in the Scheduled Scans window.

Field

Description

Scan Type

This indicates what type of scan will run. The options are:

  • Full
  • Incremental

Name

This is the name of the scheduled scan.

Start Time

This is the start date and time of the scheduled scan.

Schedule

This is the frequency of the scheduled scan. The options are:

  • Once
  • Daily
  • Weekly
  • Monthly
  • Yearly
  • Quarterly
  • Biannually
  • Custom

You can configure a bi-weekly schedule using the Custom option.

For further information about scan fields, see Creating a New Scan and Acunetix 360Scan Option Fields.

How to View Scheduled Scans in Acunetix 360

From the main menu, click Scheduled Scans, then Scheduled Scans. The Scheduled Scans window is displayed.

How to Schedule a Full Scan in Acunetix 360
  1. From the main menu, click Scheduled Scans, then Schedule Scan. The New Scheduled Scan window is displayed.

  1. Complete the fields as explained in Creating a New Scan.
  2. In the Scan Type field, select Full (default).
  1. In the Name field, enter a name.
  2. In the Start Time field, select the date and time.
  3. From the Schedule dropdown, select the required option.

  1. Complete the remaining Scan Options as outlined in Acunetix 360 Scan Options Fields.
  2. Click Schedule.
How to Schedule an Incremental Scan in Acunetix 360
  1. From the main menu, click Scheduling, then Schedule Scan. The New Scheduled Scan window is displayed.
  2. In the Target URL field, enter the URL, including the path.
  3. In the Scan Type field, click Incremental. (This hides the Scan Options section.)

  1. Complete the Scheduling Options as explained in How to Schedule a Full Scan in Acunetix 360.
  2. Click Schedule.
How to Create a Scheduled Group Scan in Acunetix 360
  1. Open Acunetix 360.
  2. From the main menu, click Scheduling, then Schedule Group Scan. The New Scheduled Group Scan window is displayed.

  1. Complete the fields as explained in How to Run a Group Scan in Acunetix 360.
  2. Then, in the Scheduling Options section:
  • In the Name field, enter the new scheduled group scan name
  • In the Start Time field, click on the calendar symbol, and select the date and time
  • From the Schedule dropdown, select the relevant option

  1. Enable the Customize Max Scan Duration checkbox, if required

  1. Enable the Customize Scan Time Window checkbox, if required.

  1. Click Schedule.
How to Convert a Completed Scan Into a Scheduled Scan
  1. From the main menu, click Scans, then Recent Scans. The Recent Scans window is displayed.

  1. Select the checkbox next to the scan you want to convert, then click the Scan dropdown and select Scheduled Scan. The New Scheduled Scan window is displayed, with the original Scan Options already configured.
  2. Complete the remaining Scheduling Options fields as explained in How to Schedule a Full Scan in Acunetix 360.
  3. Click Schedule.

 

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