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Internal Agents in Netsparker Enterprise

In some organisations, some websites will only be available in the local network (and not on the internet). You can use our Internal Agent feature to scan your internal websites while the results remain on our Netsparker Enterprise servers. All instructions for the installation will be supplied by the support team.

Filter the list of websites by clicking on the search icon () next to a column title and entering search criteria, as displayed in the screenshot.

The Internal Agents feature is available in both Netsparker Enterprise (On-Demand) and On-Premises.

Manage Agents Fields

This table lists and explains the fields in the Agents window.




This is the name of the agent.


This is whether the agent is online and waiting for a scan assignment.

  • Available
  • Launching
  • Waiting
  • Scanning
  • Terminated
  • NotAvailable


This is the date when the agent was first available.


This is the last time the agent communicated with the web application.


This is the version number of the scan agent.

This table lists the fields displayed when you click Expand for each listed Agent.



Is Up To Date

This is whether the Agent is up-to-date.

Operating System

This is the operating system on which the Agent is installed.

Installed Framework

This is the .NET environment on which the Agent is running.

Operating System Architecture

This represents the operating system architecture on which the Agent is installed.

Process Architecture

This represents the process architecture on which the Agent is installed.

IP Address

This is the IPv4 version of the Agent.

How to Configure an Agent for a Website
  1. Navigate to the New Website (or Edit Website) window, depending on whether you want to configure a new or existing website.
  2. In the Agent Mode field, click to select an option.

How to Scan an Internal Website

  1. From the main menu, click Scans, then New Scan.
  2. In the Target URL field, enter the URL of the internal website.

  1. From the Preferred Agent dropdown, select an internal agent to use it during the scan if there are more than one. Alternatively, you can retain the default setting (Any of the available agents), so that Netsparker Enterprise will automatically select one of them.
  2. Complete the remaining fields, and click Launch.

How to View Commands for an Agent

  1. From the main menu, click Agents, then Manage Agents. The Agents window is displayed.
  1. Select the relevant agent.
  2. From the Commands dropdown, click View Agent Commands.

The Commands window is displayed.

Accessing Agent Logs

The Netsparker Enterprise Scanning Agent stores the application logs in the Logs folder in the installation path.

With the latest version of the Agent, the last three days’ logs can be downloaded from the Manage Agents page. These logs are especially useful for troubleshooting.

How to Access Agent Logs

  1. From the main menu, click Agents, then Manage Agents.

  1. Next to the relevant Agent, click the Command dropdown and select Request Agent Logs.

  1. Once you confirm, the logs will be requested from the target agent and can be downloaded from the UI.

  1. Alternatively, when target logs are ready, you will receive a notification. Click the bell, then select the relevant notification.

  1. Click Download Logs. The download will start.

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