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ALSO CALLED: Network Vulnerability Assessment, Network Vulnerability, Security Vulnerabilities, Network Security Vulnerabilities, Vulnerabilities, Host Vulnerability Assessment, Internet Security Vulnerabilities
DEFINITION: A vulnerability scanner is a program that performs the diagnostic phase of a vulnerability analysis,also known as vulnerability assessment. Vulnerability analysis defines,identifies, and classifies the security holes (vulnerabilities) in acomputer, server, network, or communications infrastructure. Inaddition, vulnerability analysis can forecast the effectiveness ofproposed countermeasures, and evaluate  … 
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Addressing the Insider Threat with NetIQ Operational Change Control Solutions
sponsored by SUSE
WHITE PAPER: Download "Addressing the Insider Threat with NetIQ Operational Change Control Solutions" to get the expert advice you need to build a comprehensive management system that reduces and eliminates the risk of an insider threat.
Posted: 09 Aug 2006 | Published: 29 Mar 2006

SUSE

Multiple Lines of Defense
sponsored by ENDFORCE, Inc
WHITE PAPER: No single countermeasure can protect your network from every conceivable threat, this white paper examines how to effectively mitigate risk by implementing an integrated multilayered security system for controlling endpoint attacks.
Posted: 05 Apr 2006 | Published: 31 Dec 2005

ENDFORCE, Inc

What E-Mail Hackers Know That You Don't
sponsored by CipherTrust, Inc.
WHITE PAPER: E-mail hackers are constantly developing new methods of breaking into your network. Download this whitepaper to learn what they're doing, how they're doing it, and how you can stop them.
Posted: 28 Oct 2005 | Published: 31 Dec 2005

CipherTrust, Inc.

Justification and ROI for Automated Penetration Testing
sponsored by Core Security Technologies
WHITE PAPER: This paper will help you justify the need for an automated penetration testing product and demonstrate the positive Return on Investment (ROI) that can be achieved.
Posted: 19 Sep 2005 | Published: 01 Sep 2005

Core Security Technologies

The Self-Defending Network
sponsored by Cisco Systems, Inc.
WHITE PAPER: Your network is one of your most important business assets, and you need to protect this valuable resource from hackers, viruses, spyware, and other threats. Your business needs security that's built into every part of your network to proactively spot suspicious activity, identify threats, and adapt to new challenges quickly.
Posted: 14 Jun 2005 | Published: 13 Aug 2009

Cisco Systems, Inc.

The Four Key Qualities of Effective Host Intrusion Prevention Solutions: Defining Deep HIP
sponsored by Third Brigade
WHITE PAPER: Not all Host Intrusion Prevention (HIP) solutions are created equal, some provide more comprehensive protection, higher performance, more robust security and a lower total cost of ownership than others.
Posted: 19 May 2005 | Published: 01 Mar 2005

Third Brigade

An Introduction to Network Vulnerability Testing
sponsored by VeriSign, Inc
WHITE PAPER: SecureTEST, a security scanning service of VeriSign Consulting, uses proven methodologies and tools to detect vulnerabilities in the enterprise's network, and to then recommend repairs or corrections if necessary.
Posted: 14 May 2003 | Published: 01 Jan 2001

VeriSign, Inc

Penetration Tests
sponsored by Internet Security Systems, Inc.
WHITE PAPER: A penetration test offers an invaluable and compelling way to establish a baseline assessment of security as seen from outside the boundaries the organization's network.
Posted: 06 Apr 2003 | Published: 01 Jan 2001

Internet Security Systems, Inc.
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VULNERABILITY ASSESSMENTS DEFINITION (continued): …  how well they work after theyare put into use.A vulnerability scanner relies on a database that contains allthe information required to check a system for security holes inservices and ports, anomalies in packet construction, and potentialpaths to exploitable programs or scripts. Then the scanner tries toexploit each vulnerability that is discovered. This process issometimes called ethical hacking.An ideal vulnerability scanner has capabilities such as the following: Maintenance of an up-to-date database of vulnerabilities. Detection of genuine vulnerabilities without an excessive number of … 
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