Will qualys appliance continue its scanning activity on LAN network, even if its internet connection fails?
How does qualys scan a network anyway?
Please anyone knows?
The appliance will continue scanning as long as it is able to reach the hosts it is targetting for the scan. As long as the scanner gets connected back to the service within 12 hours, the data will be retrieved. So, the timer to watch is the 12 hour one, because the scan will be treated as interrupted and the data will not be retrieved.
I hope this helps answer your question,
The QualysGuard Evaluator's Guide gives a good overview of how Qualys scans a network. If you have more specific follow-up questions, please feel free to post here.
I'll have a product manager answer your question about scanning activity when the internet connection fails.
Thank you Alex and robert on your reply. These helps me understand more of qualys however I have a new thoughts in mind. What if i have 50 assets in an assetgroup and 3 assigned scanner on this assetgroup, then I do a scan using this 3 appliances. Will each scanner scan each IP on the assetgroup?
Thanks in advance.
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