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What Is Vulnerability Scan Service?

Vulnerability Scan Service (VSS) detects the vulnerabilities in the servers and websites. It provides services such as vulnerability assessments, vulnerability lifecycle management, and scan customization. After you create a scan job, you can manually start it to detect the vulnerabilities in the website and obtain recommended fixes.

How VSS Works

VSS delivers two major capabilities: website scanning and host scanning.

Disguised as a common user, VSS uses web crawlers to crawl websites' URLs to discover potential security threats to your website based on a rich set of built-in scan rules. VSS also provides dynamic scan rate adjustment to prevent downtime.

Host scanning requires your authorization (using the username and password or script) to access your hosts. It automatically detects the vulnerabilities and insecure baseline configurations of host operating systems and middleware using the comprehensive vulnerability database.