Manage Your Excluded Hosts

Tell me about the excluded hosts list

Set a deadline for excluded hosts

How do I make changes to the list?

Will I be notified before IPs are removed?

Can I add IPs that aren't in my subscription?

Where can I see hosts with expiration dates?

How often should I change the list?

Can I change the expiration date?


Tell me about the Excluded Hosts list

The IPs in this list will not be mapped or scanned by the service, even if specified as part of a map or scan target. No scanning traffic, including ICMP, TCP and UDP probes, will be sent to excluded hosts.

How do I make changes to the excluded hosts list?

Go to Scans > Setup > Excluded Hosts and click the Edit button. Enter the IPs/ranges to be added or removed. Separate each IP or range with one of the following: comma, semi-colon, space, carriage return or tab. Provide notes in the Comments section. Then click the Add button to add the IPs or the Remove button to remove the IPs.

Tell me about user permissions

See different formats for IPs/ranges

Can I add IPs that aren't in my subscription?

Yes. IPs not currently in your subscription may be added to the excluded hosts list, ensuring that they will not be scanned even if later added to the subscription.

How often should I make changes to the list?

The excluded hosts list may be edited as often as necessary to meet the changing demands of your organization. For example, if you have a set of machines performing critical business tasks and you want to ensure that no traffic is sent to them, you should add those IPs to the excluded hosts list. As soon as the business tasks are complete, you can remove them from the excluded hosts list, allowing them to once again be scanned. You can even have the hosts automatically removed after a set number of days.

Set a deadline for excluded hosts

When adding IPs to the list, tell us how many days you want to exclude them using the Set Deadline option. We'll determine the expiration date based on your setting. When the expiration date is reached, the IPs will be automatically removed from the list and made available again for scanning. Hosts without an expiration date will remain on the list until removed by a user.

Will I be notified before IPs are removed from the list?

Yes. We'll send you an email 7 days before removing the IPs, allowing you time to change the date if you want. To notify other users, simply add distribution groups and the email will be sent to them as well.

Where can I see hosts with expiration dates?

When viewing the excluded hosts list, simply click the link "View excluded hosts with an expiration date set" to see when each IP/IP range is set to expire. You can sort the list by expiration date and download the list in formats like CSV and XML. Note - This list only includes the hosts with an expiration date set.  

Can I change the expiration date for a host already on the list?

Yes. Add the host to the list again and set a new deadline. The expiration date will be updated.