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Who uses these security scanning services?
Our services are popular with systems administrators, website owners, security professionals and hobbyists. Current clients are based around the world and vary from small business to government agencies; hobbyists to IT professionals.
Can I use the tools to scan multiple targets?
Yes you can! As long as you have permission of course, while some of our security scanners are passive in nature others are more aggressive and should only be targeted against systems you have permission to scan.
Can I scan my clients systems?
Yes you can! Launch as many scans as your daily limit allows; 10 scans a day for STARTER members, 25 scans a day for PRO Members and 100 scans a day for BUSINESS Members. Just make sure you have permission; you don't want to upset your clients.
Can I scan a range of IP addresses?
Yes you can! (only available on the PRO and BUSINESS plans) The online port scanner and the OpenVAS vulnerability scanners are capable of scanning an IP block up to a /24; or 255 addresses. Even better scanning a net block only counts as 1 scan from your daily quota.
Do I need to pay for a year up front?
Yes. Hacker Target billing is performed annually by default. We’ve found that customers who have access to our security scanning tools all year round will be more successful in keeping their systems secure. Having access to remote scanning tools at any time from any device, encourages testing to be performed more often. And since your long-term security is our goal, we want to encourage ongoing security testing.
Can I get a Free Trial?
Due to the aggressive nature of some of the security tools, we use the payment as part of the identification process in order to minimize abuse of the system. If you wish to trial the service simply sign up and if you are not happy with the results you can get a no questions asked money back refund within 7 days of purchase.
Is the payment for a recurring subscription?
No you are not locked into any subscription. The STARTER, PRO and BUSINESS membership lasts for 12 months and will expire if you do not chose to renew. A reminder email will be sent 7 days before expiry.
How does the payment system work?
Payment is via Credit Card or PayPal, Hacker Target Pty Ltd is a Paypal verified business. There are No lock in contracts or subscriptions. Once payment is made you will be directed to a signup page where you enter your primary email; this will be used for the login and delivery of your scan results.
Do you do PCI compliance scanning?
Our scans are aimed at increasing your security and awareness of security vulnerabilities on your system. They complement checklist focused scans such as PCI compliance scans. Best practice vulnerability scanning involves testing with multiple tools to confirm and validate results.