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Network Scanners

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General-purpose network scanners look for [1] known vulnerabilities in:

  • operating systems
  • applications
  • web servers
  • mobile code
  • network devices
  • network protocols

Some Instances 

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  • NTOSpider is a web application vulnerability scanner. (Dec 2020)
  • Qualys has a suite of tools that provide both network as well as internal system scans of security vulnerabilities. Tools are available for both the enterprise as well as small business.

[1] DISA Application Security Assessment Tool Survey, V3.0, July 29, 2004 (to be published as a STIG)

Created March 23, 2021, Updated May 17, 2021