Launch a WAS Scan

Required Additional License: Web Application Scanning

Required Web Application Scanning User Role:  Scan Operator, Standard, Scan Manager, or Administrator

Required Scan Permissions: Can Control

Note: When you launch a scan, the time the scanner takes to complete the scan varies depending on the system load. To prevent unnecessarily lengthy scan times, avoid launching an excessive number of scans simultaneously.

Excessive numbers of concurrent scans may exhaust the system's scanning capacity. If necessary, Web Application Scanning automatically staggers concurrent scans to ensure consistent scanning performance.

To launch a scan in the new interface:

  1. In the upper-left corner, click the Menu button.

    The left navigation plane appears.

  2. In the left navigation plane, in the Web App Scanning section, click Scans.

    The Web Application Scanning Scans page appears.

    Note: If your Web Application Scanning license expires, your web application scans no longer appear in the scans table.

  3. Do one of the following:
    • To launch a single scan:
      1. In the scans table, roll over the scan you want to launch.
      2. On the right side of the row, click the Launch button.

        The scan launches and the Status column updates to reflect the status of the scan.

    • To launch multiple scans:
      1. In the scans table, select the check box(es) next to the scans you want to launch.

        The action bar appears at the bottom of the page.

      2. In the action bar, click the button.

        The scans launch and the respective Status columns update to reflect the statuses of the scans.

  4. View the scan progress.

  5. As the scan progresses, monitor the scan status.

Note: Web Application Scanning aborts scans that remain in pending status for more than four hours. If Web Application Scanning aborts a scan, modify your scan schedules to reduce the number of overlapping scans. If you still have issues, contact Tenable Support.