Secunia enters vulnerability scanning market

Secunia enters vulnerability scanning market

Summary: Secunia is muscling its way into the corporate vulnerability scanning market with a new tool that challenges established players like Tenable, Qualys and Sourcefire.

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TOPICS: Security, Software
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Secunia is muscling its way into the corporate vulnerability scanning market with a new tool that challenges established players like Tenable, Qualys and Sourcefire.

The new NSI (Network Software Inspector), currently available as a free beta, is an expansion of the company's Software Inspector, a nifty utility that helps computer users pinpoint software programs that are missing security patches.

Secunia says the NSI can be used by corporate network administrators to find out exactly what's installed, what needs patching or which applications are out of support. It can be used to:

  • Find all software installed down to the exact version number.
  • Verify that the latest security patches and secure versions  are installed
  • Detect products that have reached End-of-Life product support from the vendor.
  • Provide a UI for the mapping of vulnerable applications across a network.

The tool uses file signatures to inspect about 4,000 different applications and correlates information from its security alerts aggregation service.

Topics: Security, Software

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  • Secunia Software Inspector should be used by anyone interested in staying u

    Even if you only use one machine(like me) Secunia Software Inspector should be a MUST HAVE.With their email update service you can check that all software is latest "safe" version and YOU DECIDE WHEN TO UPDATE.I like to wait 24 hours before I google KB numbers to see if they cause problems.I can afford the luxury of not using auto- updates,some can not.
    If their Network version is as good, it would be foolish not to try it.
    Mike Bear