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Security Scanner - Vulnerability Management

A security scanner is usually employed to do port scans of remote systems. In turn, a port scan of a system enables the owner to discover which features are obtainable on a platform and whether or not these services are available through a firewall.

A good example of a popular and competent security scanner is the ever-ubiquitous Nmap Security Scanner. Naturally, a scanner of this type will deploy normally known port assignments in order to determine which of the services are operating on a linked port. For instance, if your security scanner identifies a system's TCP port 80 as exposed, it should report that the port is vulnerable for HTTP (which is the standard used for website hosting).

By default, this doesn't necessarily mean that a web server is currently executing and exploiting your system vulnerabilities; there's the possibility that the administrator merely wants to be crafty and conceal an active SSH service on TCP port 80 because he knows that a default scan won't be able to detect it.

Automated Vulnerability Security Scanners allows you to scan your local and public IPs automatically for vulnerabilities.

It is requirement in most organizations to perform daily security scans of all systems to identify new vulnerabilities.

New Vulnerabilities are discovered daily so it is important to stay on top with the latest new vulnerabilities.

Conducting a Service Scan Security - Vulnerability Management

In order to discern which service is truly running on any given port, a security scanner has a "service scan" feature that's responsible for extra tests and examinations against an open port, which should determine more data and details about the service operating on a particular port.Whenever a security scan is done under the service scan option, the following events should automatically happen:

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