Consider using the Cisco Active Advisor Desktop Scanner in the following situations:

  • When the Java web browser plugin is not allowed or you are concerned about security risks  associated with the Java web browser plugin.
  • When you have many large networks to scan. (Networks larger than 3 class-C subnets)
  • When you don’t have a persistent connection to the internet and would like to discover your devices in an offline mode.
  • If your browser will not allow the use of the Java web browser plugin.