Tenable Network Security's Passive Vulnerability Scanner (PVS) 4.0 is now generally available as a standalone product.
Secunia released Secunia Corporate Software Inspector 7.0, which introduces new features and improvements for vulnerability and patch management.
Nmap is a free and open source utility for network exploration or security auditing.
Scanning the Internet used to be a task that took months, but a new tool created by a team of researchers from the University of Michigan can scan all (or most) of the allocated IPv4 addresses in less than 45 minutes by using a typical desktop computer with a gigabit Ethernet connection.
Even though US sanctions should have made it impossible, filtering and Internet monitoring devices by US-based Blue Coat Systems can be found on many computer networks in Iran, Syria, and Sudan, a recent report compiled by researchers with Citizen Lab has revealed.