A target is a website, web application, server, or network device that you would like to scan for security vulnerabilities using Acunetix. In general, a target license is required for each web application and for each domain. For licensing purposes, the following rules apply:
- localhost and 127.0.0.1 consume 1 target
- example.com and www.example.com count as 1 target
- https and http count as 1 target
- Subdomains are different targets, e.g. www.example.com and www2.example.com consume 2 targets
- Different URLs in the same domain count as 1 target, e.g. www.example.com and www.example.com/blog/ consume 1 target
- Different ports for the same address count as 1 target, e.g. www.example.com:8080 and www.example.com:8888 consume 1 target
- Acunetix test sites (vulnweb.com) do not consume any targets
- There is an upper limit to the number of targets you can create, irrespective of how many variations are created following the above rules; this limit is equal to 5 times the number of targets purchased and allowed by your license
The above applies to both Acunetix on-premises and Acunetix Online.
What are Network Scans only target?
A Network Scans only target is a network server or device that can be configured in Acunetix, which you can scan for network vulnerabilities.
Acunetix Premium on-premises customers can configure an unlimited number of free network targets.
Acunetix Online customers can configure up to n Network Scans only targets where n is their license limit (essentially doubling their scan target quota). For example, a customer that has a license for 10 targets can configure additional 10 network targets in addition to the 10 web targets allowed by the license.
You can find more information about Configuring Targets here.