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A network security scanner is a software tool that scans an entire network and its nodes for security vulnerabilities and loopholes. It is an automated solution that scans, assesses and evaluates the security posture and strength of the underlying network.
A network security scanner is also known as a network vulnerability scanner.
A network security scanner is primarily used by network security or network administrators to evaluate a network's security. Typically, a network security scanner scans all known and possible vulnerabilities and threats. It scans all devices including:
Network security scanners check for vulnerabilities such as:
Most scanners after analysis provide a reporting feature that reports: