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Enable Scanning-Less Scanning


This document describes how to enable the Scanning-Less Scanning (SLS) feature.


When a new vulnerability is discovered, Outpost24’s products are immediately updated. The tools then compare information gathered during the last scan and alert the user about any systems that could be affected by this new vulnerability.

SLS is included in OUTSCAN as an on-demand Software-as-a-Service, and in HIAB as a plug and play appliance, both of which allow organizations to easily detect vulnerabilities and manage remediation to prevent hackers from penetrating the network. The below figure shows how our Scanning-Less Scanning works.


Scanning-less scanning runs with a 24 hour scan window since scheduled scans take priority in OUTSCAN.

Scanning-Less Scanning

Enabling the SLS Feature

To enable the SLS feature on your scans, follow the below steps.

  1. Go to the Main Menu.
  2. Click on Netsec, select Scan Scheduling.
  3. Select a specific schedule and right click on the schedule name. Choose the option Edit from the context menu.
    This displays the Maintaining Scan Schedule window.

    Maintaining Scan Schedule

  4. Go to Scan Settings tab as shown in the above figure, select the Daily updates (SLS) check box.
    This is the Scanning-Less Scanning feature, which allows the report to be updated daily (at the same time of day that is defined in the Next Scan field) with any new vulnerability that may affect the specific system.


The fingerprint database for a system is only retained for a maximum of one month. After that period, the fingerprint database is to be considered outdated and no longer be used.


Scanning-Less Scanning


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