When an internal network scan begins an assessment of a host, it checks with that host for the presence of the agent-based scan configuration. The internal network scan will skip redundant vulnerability checks for the host. The scope of the internal network scan will be limited to network-based checks that are not performed during the agent-based scan, including brute force credential tests and remote connectivity checks such as TLS/certificate, web app testing, default accounts, and common username and password.
This complementary approach results in a more efficient internal network scan that runs 30% - 50% faster, uses less resources, and limits the impact on your environment.
For additional details on agent-based scanning, see these support resources:
- 05/03/2022: Agent-Based Scanning Enhancements
- Does Alert Logic combine results from internal network and agent-based vulnerability scans?
- Does Alert Logic support vulnerability scanning without an appliance?
- 11/17/2021: Agent-Based Scanning
- What is the difference between agent-based scanning, and authenticated and unauthenticated scanning?
- Agent-Based Scanning
- Manage Scan Schedules
- Get Started with Alert Logic Scans
- About Alert Logic Scans
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- AWS Deployment Configuration - Manual Mode (Essentials
- Microsoft Azure Deployment Configuration (Essentials)
- Data Center Deployment Configuration (Essentials)
- Data Center Deployment Configuration - Google Cloud Platform (Essentials)