1 Reply Latest reply on Jul 25, 2012 8:25 AM by John M Sopp

    Average time to  scan for the job

    tony.lin

      Hi

       

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

        • 1. Re: Average time to  scan for the job
          John M Sopp

          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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