Managed Risk

Risk Dashboard

Updated Jan 25, 2024

Enable brute force scanning

The Risk Scanner performs brute force scanning checks for default, known, or common usernames and passwords for various services and devices.


  • Arctic Wolf® recommends only using these settings for troubleshooting or emergency situations.
  • Brute force scanning is separate from OpenVAS scanning. OpenVAS scanning performs regular vulnerability checks, for example on default username and passwords, regardless of whether brute force scanning is enabled.
  1. Sign in to the Risk Dashboard.

  2. In the navigation menu, click Config > Scanner Config.

  3. In the Scanner Configuration section, click Troubleshooting Settings.

    The Troubleshooting settings dialog appears.

  4. Click the Brute force checks toggle to the on position.

  5. Click Close.

    Your changes are automatically saved.

See Brute force scanning username checks for a non-exhaustive list of brute force scanning username checks.