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What Tools Do Enterprises Need for Vulnerability Assessment?

Enterprise Security Magazine Europe | Wednesday, June 02, 2021

Vulnerability assessment tools help in the process of identifying, quantifying, and prioritizing all the possible cyber threats on an enterprise's security infrastructure.

FREMONT, CA: Enterprises with information assets are vulnerable to cyber threats. These threats need to be identified by the security professionals before they could harm the company's assets. The team starts with categorizing the threats in various types, followed by prioritizing them based on their scope, and resolving the issue, creating a protected cyber environment. To carry out these operations, cybersecurity experts require tools, accurately, vulnerability assessment tools, to efficiently detect the threats before they can get to the security infrastructure.

• Nikto

Nikto is a popular free, open-source web server scanner implemented to scan through web servers for outdated software, malicious files/CGIs, and other possible vulnerabilities.  It also checks for problems affecting the server's functioning. The tool performs various tests on the targeted web servers to identify suspicious files and programs. It also scans the web servers in the least possible time. Nikto enables scanning through multiple ports of a web server, and thus tool examines network protocols, including HTTPS, HTTP, and numerous others.

• Nessus Professional

Nessus Professional is a tool that raises an alert whenever it encounters a vulnerability connected to a network. It also reduces the attack surface of an organization.  With this tool's help, professionals can run high-speed asset discovery, and Nessus Professional is capable of scanning vulnerabilities that can be hacked remotely.  The tool can find loopholes in an extended range of operating systems, databases, applications, cloud infrastructure, and virtual and physical networks.

• OpenVAS

OpenVas is a free software framework that provides features like vulnerability scanning and vulnerability management.  It helps multiple operating systems with an intelligent custom scan. Most of its components are licensed under the GNU General Public License (GPL), and OpenVAS keep updating its scan engine with network vulnerability tests.  This tool delivers three scanning options: full scan, web server scan, and WordPress scan.

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