Scanning Software

A scanning software related to ports is a software that scans your device. Referring to computers most of the time. For revealing a problematic issue that can be related to service that running on your computer.

Scanning Software
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It is more common that scanning software will be used by a network administrator or system administrators. The scan within the company uses to find services that are open. The services can be open to the inner LAN, or outer LAN. AKA WAN, or what we like to call the internet.

It is very important to verify that the operating system, service, and the installed application contains the last public updates. This is so that all the known vulnerabilities holes are closed. This should be done on a monthly basis.

In relevant to a computer port and to open port, scanning software can be combining into some categories:

Port Scanning:

Software that scans for open ports and tries to use the open port that it found to collect information. The information can be about the network. The computer device. What is the service behind the port? The operating system. If port is filtered by a firewall. Any other additional information that the tool can bring. Each tool had it’s own features.

Vulnerabilities Scanning:

Tools for Vulnerabilities Scanning will scan your devices and network topology to collect information about vulnerabilities. It will check the software installed on your system to verify that they do not contain know vulnerabilities.

Those vulnerabilities might be used to hack into the system and to gain control of the system. By that, they can do stuff on the company network. Vulnerabilities scanning software will give you a nice report about what they found. Some of them will show you also information about how to fix the problem. Vulnerabilities can also be referred to as recommended software settings that need to be changed, in the company. An example can be like what is the minimum password strong that the company allows.

Manual Scanning:

Manual Scanning is not a necessary manual. It can be done with special tools, by penetration testers that actually trying to hacking into the system. Hacking in order to “steal” data and to find holes that other tools do not always manage to find. Some companies hold real hackers as employees. Using them to verify that company assets are as safe as they can from the outside world. In refers to hacking, companies like banks, credit cards, medical, and others that hold sensitive data in them.

Today there are a lot of cybersecurity companies that do outsourcing pen tests, consulting, and other cybersecurity-related.

Other Scanning software:

In our focus on cybersecurity, we will be adding reviews and information regarding security software. The software will include:

  • Real-time threats scanner.
  • Firewalls.
  • Antivirus, Anti-malware, Anti-spyware, and Anti-rootkit.
  • IDS (intruder detection system) and IPS (intrusion prevention system).
  • Honey pots.

We will also cover other tools that use as a guardian to our system. For both Mobile and PC systems. In our path to prevent viruses, malware, spyware, and other network abusers to abuse the company network.

The Conclusion:

There are all kinds of scanning software over the web. You can run a quick search and find some tools that you can download to your device or computer. Using them to scan your system to check how safe you are, according to the software.

Some of the scanning softwares are free or has a free version. Others cost money. It is always good to know that there are scanning software that are in use by companies. Verify that the company is as safe as it can be for us the users.

Think about the website you are using daily. All the information that we upload to them. Also, sites like the bank that hold your account.

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