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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Retina Network Security Scanner can expose and fix vulnerabilities in your servers and workstations.
Network security, content security and messaging software provider GFI has launched its GFI LANguard Network Security Scanner 3.3 for handling an organisation's patch management requirements.
Network security, content security and messaging software provider GFI has launched version 3.2 of its LANguard Network Security Scanner for deploying patches and service packs.

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