What is the Best Vulnerability Scanning Appliance?

Vulnerability Scanning & Assessment is a key defense in the battle against blackhat hacker & Ransomware attacks coming to the network.


Daily Vulnerability Scanning is key to network security

Daily vulnerability scanning can help to identify the weakness in a network.

The user can in this way easily identify wrongly configured devices such as firewall or servers that are wide open to attacks.

This can include:

  • Unpatched services
  • Open SQL servers
  • Open Firewalls
  • Wrongly configured file sharing services
  • Vulnerable Internet of Things (IoT) devices

Vulnerability Scanning Software Vs  Appliance?

What is the difference about vulnerability scanning software and an appliance?

1U Rack Vulnerability Scanning Appliance

First of all an appliance comes in different format such as 1U Rack Appliance that can easily be deployed in a Rack Cabinet.

This is suited for a hosting center or a server room in a corporation.

A 1U Rack appliance requires more cooling and will have a higher noise level due to the build in multiple fans that are running at full speed.

The key benefits with a 1U rack Appliance is the increased hardware performance such as Quad or Hexacore CPUs, 16-32 GB Ram, High performance SSD.

Read more about Penetrator that is available as 1U Rack or SFF here

Small Form Factor (SFF) Vulnerability Scanning

Another solution is a Small Form Factor (SFF) that is more suited to be placed in an office with several users sitting.

The Small Form Factor (SFF) Box features a noise free device that still has high performance such as Quad core CPU, min 4gb ram, High Performance SSD.

1U Appliance or SFF allows for instant operation

The Key benefit using a 1U Rack Appliance or a SFF is that just in a matter of few minutes or minute after power on it is available for operation.

There is no need to download Software.

Key Benefits using Vulnerability Scanning 1U Appliance or SFF over Software 

  • No need to download software.
  • Instant Power on fast operation in few minutes or just 1 minute.
  • All is managed from a Web Browser no software required.
  • Easy to unplug move to a different location.
  • In case of physical damage easy export Database configure & Restore on new unit.
  • Low total cost of ownership.
  • High performance running on Raw Linux not relying on virtualization or another host operating system.
  • Higher network throughput with Raw access to the network ports without any layering.
  • Professional Form Factor with easy to fit in Rack or Office environment.
  • More power for the WiFi Pentesting when no virtual connection is required.
  • Higher security since no base operating system is required. Runs on raw Linux.
  • Easily build SaaS model and scale for multiple locations.
  • All data is stored physically only in the Appliance or SFF at customer location.

Read more about Penetrator that is available as 1U Rack or SFF here