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Average time to scan for the job


     I try find out how long is take to a scan to server and generate result be done? What is be Average time like.

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Re: Average time to scan for the job

It depends on alot fo factors:

Scan side:

  • Scan throttling settings
  • Number of vulns selected
  • Port scan parameters
  • Host discovery parameters
  • Advanced service discovery settings

Host/network side

  • OS (windows hosts have more checks and typically more vulns)
  • Network Latency
  • Softwar/patches installed
  • Open ports
  • host response time

If you've heard this phrase from mcafee, they are exactly right- "it depends"

I can offer you a suggestion- create a scan template with all of the options that you will be using to scan most of your systems. Then, create a scan and point it at a good sample population of the hosts you intend to scan regualrly. Perhaps you want to group hosts by operating system so you can get a decent metric of how long it takes typically per host

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