Security Scanning 101

Tuesday, 24 September 2002, 1:18 AM EST

Network and system security scanning is the most practical way to find out what the vulnerabilities and threats are on and for your systems and networks. All reputable providers of this service and associated products offer a comprehensive report that describes the vulnerabilities detected, the level or risk associated with each vulnerability, and recommendations for corrective action. Examining security vulnerabilities is the first step to take in reducing site, system, and server liabilities. Here's a few things to know to help you understand what's involved.

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