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RE: Features of a vulnerability scanner
From: "Gonenc, Ozan" <ogonenc () adga ca>
Date: Mon, 1 Dec 2003 14:14:14 -0500

Marc,

Most important (Accuracy and Speed):
Accurate results - ports and the services running on them
Speed of scans
Filter Detection

What's missing:
Customized reporting
3D results
network map generation
updated CVE linkage
applications interface scanners
application code review

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Ozan Gonenc
IS Security Specialist
AEPOS Technologies Corporation
200-200 Rue Montcalm
Gatineau, Quebec  J8Y 3B5
(819) 772-8522 (W)
(819) 772-0449 (F)
http://www.aepos.com
 

-----Original Message-----
From: Marc Ruef [mailto:maru () scip ch]
Sent: December 1, 2003 05:27
To: pen-test () securityfocus com
Cc: sectools () securityfocus com
Subject: Features of a vulnerability scanner


 
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Dear List

I would like to ask you pen-testers two generic questions about vulnerability scanners:

1. Which features for you are very important or is the most important in a vulnerability scanner software?
2. Which features are you missing in the existing vulnerability scanner products?

A vulnerability scanner in this context is a tool that looks automaticly for potential security holes. There are for 
example Nessus, ISS Internet Scanner, Symantec NetRecon, GFI LanGuard, SATAN, SAINT, Vigilante, Dante Security Scanner, 
... Port scanner and enumeration utilities like nmap, N-Stealth, Whisker or Nikto are here not counted to vulnerability 
scanners.

Yours,

Marc Ruef

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