Does authenticated discovery scans count towards licence?

Hello everyone
We currently have a scan license for 10k assets. We will soon reach this limit and therefore need to increase the license. If I now perform an authenticated discovery scan on networks that have not been scanned yet, I will probably massively exceed the 10k mark. The documentation states that discovery scans are not counted towards the license. Is this also the case for authenticated discovery scans?
Best regards

My understanding is a license is only used when you run a vulnerability check, therefor an authenticated discovery scan should not count towards your license.


Yea, you were right. I just finished all discovery scans and it did not count towards the license.


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What I do is regular assets cleansing. To do that I created 2 asset groups:

  1. Assets which were not scanned for more than 30 days


  1. Assets with no OS and no vuln

Every week or so, I purge assets appearing in those asset groups.