Security Center supports automatic periodic scan tasks and manual scan tasks. This topic describes how to run a manual scan task.

Background information

If you want to run a scan task on a server at an unscheduled point in time, you can click Scan now in the Security Center console to start a manual scan task.

You can configure an automatic periodic scan task. For more information, see Configure vulnerability settings.

Limits

The following table describes the check items that are supported by each edition of Security Center.
Note The following symbols are used in the table:
  • ×: This edition does not support this check item.
  • √: This edition supports this check item.
  • 〇: The Basic and Anti-virus editions of Security Center support only the automatic detection of vulnerabilities. These editions do not support quick scan for vulnerabilities or fixing of vulnerabilities. Before you can use Security Center to run manual scan tasks, you must upgrade Security Center to the Advanced, Enterprise, or Ultimate edition. If you want to use Security Center to fix detected vulnerabilities, you must upgrade Security Center to the Advanced, Enterprise, or Ultimate edition.
Vulnerabilities Basic Anti-virus Advanced Enterprise Ultimate
Linux software vulnerabilities
Windows system vulnerabilities
Web-CMS vulnerabilities
Application vulnerabilities × × ×
Urgent vulnerabilities

Procedure

  1. Log on to the Security Center console.
  2. In the left-side navigation pane, choose Precaution > Vulnerabilities.
  3. On the Vulnerabilities page, click Scan now.
    Before you click Scan now, click Settings in the upper-right corner of the page. In the Settings panel, click Manage to the right of each check item and check whether the servers that you want to scan are displayed in the Assets section.
  4. In the Scan for vulnerabilities dialog box, select the type of vulnerabilities that you want to scan for and click OK.
    Scan for vulnerabilities
    Note After you click Scan now, Security Center scans all protected assets. The time required to complete the scan is approximately 30 minutes. Wait until the scan is complete. You can refresh the page to view the most recent statistics.
    After the scan is complete, you can click a tab on the Vulnerabilities page to view the most recent scan results. For more information about vulnerability scan results, see Vulnerability statistics.

References

How often does Security Center detect vulnerabilities?

What are the differences between baselines and vulnerabilities?

What do I do if I cannot enable the vulnerability detection feature for a server on the Assets page?