What does it mean if the target is a Network Scans only target?

In the latest versions of Acunetix, we have simplified integration with the OpenVAS network scanner and you can now integrate directly using the Acunetix user interface.

Acunetix Premium on-premises customers can configure an unlimited number of network targets.

Acunetix Online customers can configure up to n network-only scan targets where n is the license limit (essentially doubling the scan target quota).

🔍 Example - Maximising your Acunetix Online License

If your license is for 10 targets, you can maximise your license by creating:

  • 10 targets for web + network scans; and
  • 10 targets for network-only scans

All web and network vulnerabilities can now be easily managed from within the Acunetix user interface.

Setting up a network scan target

You can configure OpenVAS network scanner integration on the Network Scanner Settings page. You can find more information about this process here.

When you configure OpenVAS network scanner integration, you have an option to create targets that will only be scanned for network vulnerabilities (Network-Only Scans). You will not be able to scan these targets for web vulnerabilities.

Note that you can scan web targets for both web and network vulnerabilities.

Setting up a network scan target


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