NeXpose - Running Manual Scans

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Time
24 minutes
Difficulty
Beginner
Video Transcription
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>> In this tutorial, I'll walk you through running scans,
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specifically manual, and [inaudible] scans on size.
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I will also show you pausing,
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resuming, and stopping them,
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as well as the effects of each one of these actions.
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Generally, you'll want to schedule
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all the scans and have them run on a regular basis.
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However, manual scans are very useful if you
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want to scan a particular asset outside of
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the normal window to check for
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critical vulnerabilities, or verify
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that a patch was installed.
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Now the easiest way to run
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a manual scan is right from the Home tab.
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If you go down to the site listing, and find
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the site that contains all the
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assets that you'd like to scan.
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Go across, and click on the new manual scan button.
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A dialogue windows going to pop up
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asking you to specify which assets you'd like to scan.
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You can scan all the assets within the site
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or you can choose certain assets so you'd like to scan.
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You can specify any asset you want as long as they
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are already included in the
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>> device listing for the site.
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>> For the purpose of this,
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I'm just going to go ahead, and run
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a manual scan on all of the assets in the site.
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Also note that manual scans will not on any scan
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Windows, or maximum duration
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settings you may have in the site configuration.
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To start the scan, just click on the Start Now button.
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Once the scan is started,
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it will bring you to the scan Status window.
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Here'll be one of
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the places where you can track the progress.
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You can pause, and resume it, or stop it at anytime.
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While next poses running the scan,
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each time it discovers an asset,
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it will appear in the device listening plan below.
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Next post display scan results from
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a local engine while the scans in progress,
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but it does not store these results
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in the database until successfully
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completes the scan, or the scan has
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been stopped, by default.
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Next was only display
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scan results from distributed engines,
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when the scan is completed or stopped.
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If you're running a scan using the remote engine,
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you will just have a message
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here saying that the scan has been
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dispatched to the remote engine,
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and you will see the results once it's completed.
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While we're waiting for the results,
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I'll show you how to make that change to allow for
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the incremental results from the remote Engines.
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Then I'll show you the different ways to
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navigate back to this page.
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To make the setting change,
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click on the administration tab.
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Then go down to where it says
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>> next most security console
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>> and click on Manage.
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Once there, click on the scan engine Scan,
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and along the bottom you'll see
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the incremental scan results settings.
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The default setting only allows
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incremental scan results from
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>> just the local scan engine.
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>> As you can see, I chose to retrieve
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an incremental scan results from
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the local, and remote scan engines.
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The only negative here.
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