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Cloud Security Scanner - Important Information

What is a cloud security scanner?

A web based cloud vulnerability scanner has benefits from a traditional vulnerability scanner.

The cloud vulnerability security scanner can find vulnerabilities from high risk to low risk.

It can scan any system with a public IP address without any software installation required.

Detailed reporting with the full evidence and reproduction information about the found vulnerabilities is included in the reporting.

The user can then easily verify the found vulnerabilities and carry out the remedies to fix the found vulnerabilities.

A cloud security scanner can also scan automatically all the target sites. 

Ranging from web sites, CMS systems to routers or any other device with a public IP address.

When the automatic security scans have completed the notification will be emailed to the user.

If new high risk vulnerabilities are discovered the user will get automatic notification.

Then the user can fast fix the found vulnerabilities before they are subject to compromise or data leak.

The reports from the cloud security scanner comes to the user in different formats such as PDF, HTML or XML.

There are also different layout for technical, management, one page summary or other ways the user prefers it. 

What's it used for?

A cloud security scanner is made to be used on the cloud.

It scans all of the files on the cloud, as well as the whole infrastructure of the network in order to determine whether there are any sort of anomalies or security threats that exist.

Keep in mind though that these are primarily scanners, and as a result, do not provide active protection.

Only the very high end ones would provide round the clock real time protection, but these often come at a very expensive price.

The important thing that you need to know about cloud security scanners is that they come at different prices, and often have different functions.

Types of cloud security scanners

Some cloud security scanners are designed to detect any traces of hidden worms or viruses that might exist in your servers.

While others are designed to carefully scan the infrastructure of your cloud server and then provide a list of findings or suggestions that can be used in order to get a clear idea of whether the network is exposed or not.

Usually, a database is installed in the cloud security scanner, and the program automatically scans the system and matches the different points of exposure in order to determine whether an anomaly exists or not.

Hence, it can be said that a cloud security scanner is only as effective as the database that is used in accordance with the program.  

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