network security scanner

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network security scanner

Software that analyzes a network to determine its exposure to unwanted intruders. Also called "vulnerability scanners," such products check client PCs, servers, routers, firewalls, network appliances, system software and applications for vulnerabilities that include open ports, back doors, poorly written scripts and unpatched operating systems.
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Tenders invited for Supply of nessus vulnerability scanner
According to the statement released, the distributor will focus on developing, enabling and empowering the channelthrough technical and sales training workshops while the security engineers at Acunetix will focus on further enhancing the crawling and detection capabilities of Acunetix Vulnerability Scanner.
Tenable's Nessus Vulnerability Scanner is recognized by security professionals, network penetration testing teams and auditors as the standard for vulnerability and configuration assessment thanks to features including a streamlined startup process, rapid policy creation, industry-leading efficiency and fully customizable reports.
WebsiteDefender is an online security service developed by Acunetix, a pioneer in web security and the developer of Acunetix Web Vulnerability Scanner.
WORLDWIDE COMPUTER PRODUCTS NEWS-May 31, 2012-Tenable Network Security upgrades Nessus vulnerability scanner with new malware detection(C)1995-2012 M2 COMMUNICATIONS http://www.
Fortinet's FortiWeb Web application firewall appliances are the industry's first and only systems to integrate a Web vulnerability scanner and advanced application load balancing features in a single device to significantly reduce deployment times and resource utilization while improving application performance.
In one instance, the attacker can use a vulnerability scanner to cause the controller to stop servicing Web authentication for wireless clients, or cause the controller to reload.
Imperva have announced that Scuba by Imperva, the company's free cross-platform database vulnerability scanner, has been downloaded more than 3,000 times in less than six months by organisations worldwide including 53 Fortune 500 companies.
The SAINT vulnerability scanner checks every computer on your network for security vulnerabilities, providing a report that you can use to eliminate weak spots and shore up your defenses.
Acquisition of 1 new license for network vulnerability scanning, and the annual plan updates and support for 1 license of network vulnerability scanning, nessus vulnerability scanner.
Tenable Network Security Inc, a provider of unified security monitoring, announced yesterday the release of an iPhone application for its Nessus Vulnerability Scanner, designed to provide users with the ability to remotely connect to a Nessus server and launch scans and review reports using Apple iPhone and iPod touch devices
Stephenson also explains that "Tenable's Nessus active scanner [and] its Passive Vulnerability Scanner (PVS) captures vulnerabilities in static assets, transient systems and cloud access, reducing exposure to zero-day disclosed vulnerabilities and out-of-cycle emergency patches.

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