Scheduling Instant Scans

Instant scans provide a quick and efficient way to detect and address potential vulnerabilities in real-time, ensuring prompt security measures can be taken.

How to schedule an Instant scan

  1. From the Acunetix header, click New Scan.

  1. Using the checkboxes, select the Targets you would like to scan.

  1. Click Scan in the upper right-hand corner. You are now able to configure the scans.

  1. In the Choose Scanning Options window, select your preferred Scan Profile and Report. For more information, refer to Default Scan profiles, and Types of Acunetix reports documents.
  2. In the Schedule dropdown, Instant Scans require no modifications, as Instant is the default setting.
  3. Select the I confirm that I am fully authorised to scan the selected target checkbox and click Create Scan. The scan will initiate automatically.

Alternative scan schedule options

If you don't want to run an Instant scan, the following alternative scan schedule options are available:

  • Future scan - allows you to plan a scan for a specific date and time in advance
  • Recurrent scan - allows you to set up automated scanning routines to execute at predefined intervals on specified days
  • Continuous scan - conducts daily scans to identify and report any newly discovered vulnerabilities plus a weekly full scan
  • Incremental scan -  selectively scans only newly discovered or modified pages

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