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Are VA scans normally done on servers zones/subnets only or includes users & Management zone?

Posted on 2016-10-09
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What's the best practice out there?  Only scan server zones ie
DMZ, App server (internal) zone & DB zone?

What about servers' Management zone & PCs/users zones?

Can I say the reasons PCs /users subnets are not being scanned
because these are of low critical devices and to scan them will
take days (we have 2800 PCs) ?
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Question by:sunhux
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Scan EVERYTHING! The weakest link in the chain motto fits in well here.
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by:sunhux
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in our headquarter, there are 30000 PCs  (& 1200 servers) : I can't imagine scanning
30000 PCs/laptops considering nowadays the PCs have the sizing with similar number
of files/services as servers
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Your question is a little vague.

for scanning 30000 hosts probably best is to select random sub-sample for first scan, eliminate defects found on all 30000 hosts, extend sample, rinse, repeat and so on until comfortable.

We have scanner hooked to AD logs, so that long-absent laptops are attacked with all remedy tools possible, and we scan 100 random out of 5000 hosts with patch scanner and all powered on-hosts with network-only scanner during weekends after "Patch Tuesday". That way we scan all servers and all workstations that pretend to be servers.
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