What option profile should I use?

The option profile you choose determines the depth of the scan, the kinds of vulnerability tests that will be performed and whether authentication is used. There are many options you can customize to suit your needs.

Learn how to customize your profile >>

Want an authenticated scan?

Choose an option profile with authentication enabled. You can make a copy of Initial Options and select the authentication types you're interested in.

Go to Scans > Option Profiles. Select Edit from the quick actions menu, enable authentication and click Save As. Then give your profile a name.

Authentication options in VM option profile

Want an internal PCI scan?

You can use "Initial Options" or a profile that you've created.

Want an external PCI scan?

Use a PCI option profile. We provide "Payment Card Industry (PCI) Options" to get you started. You can also create your own PCI profiles. Learn more