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Re: Vulnerability scanners
From: Anders Thulin <Anders.Thulin () kiconsulting se>
Date: Fri, 28 Mar 2003 07:58:39 +0100
Dan Lynch wrote:
Any input you can offer is greatly appreciated.
One of the more important factors to consider, I think,
is if the reporting fits your planned workflow, or if you
have to butcher it to make it work.
I'm thinking mainly of the things that have to be done:
the 'action lists' to be given to the sysadmins. If reporting
can be done in terms of their real areas of responsibility it's
better than if you get a report in terms of C-nets, or types
of vulnerability, and have to cut and paste it to the form you
Of course, in a stable network, it may not matter much, and
things won't change a lot. In a newwork with only one sysadmin,
again, this is not a major issue. In a university-type network --
lots of more or less autonomous nets where anything can and does
happen -- it may be very important to ensure reports get out
as quickly as possible.
Anders Thulin anders.thulin () kiconsulting se 040-661 50 63
Ki Consulting AB, Box 85, SE-201 20 Malmö, Sweden
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