Two sides of vulnerability scanning

Tuesday, 1 March 2005, 11:13 AM EST

There are two approaches to network vulnerability scanning, active and passive. The active approach encompasses everything an organization does to foil system breaches, while the passive (or monitoring) approach entails all the ways the organization oversees system security. When making buying decisions for your organization, it's a mistake to think that you have to choose between the two types of protection.

By Douglas Schweitzer at Computerworld.

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