Tools to scan Vulnerabilities in Networks
The First step in Information Security is Scanning for Vulnerabilities in networks,scanning helps to identify the potential security gates in the network.By identifying these gates or door ,the Information Security expert can identify the ways the attacker use to get into the network.The identifying these vulnerabilities in the networks the Information Security expert can fix the treat or seal the gates of the Networks.
Below are list of Tools to scan Vulnerabilities in Networks
1.Angry IP Scanner
Angry IP scanner is cross-platform tool which is by Information Security and Network Administrators to identify the IP address present in the Networks.
In the tool ,the user can specify the range of the IP address present in the Network.
Ex: 188.8.131.52 to 184.108.40.206
By doing so the user can scan the IP Address present the network.
There are three types of preferences to scan IP address in Angry IP scanner
a) IP Range
c) IP List file
Using Nmap is tool is the second step to scan vulnerabilities in the Network.
After the user identifies the alive IP address in the network,the user can use the IP address in the Nmap.
The Nmap is the power tool that identifies the Operating system ,Mac Address, Port Number ,Topology etc.
This tools is very much useful in identifying the details of the Target IP address.
Nessus is network tool used by Information Security Professionals used to determine or discover vulnerability and to find the services running on particular host.It different site auditing and finds all the security issues and security patches over the network.It does complete check on the network whether the network follows Industrial standard security policies.
It also does frequent security checks automatically and make sure the network is safe from security issues.