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WhatsUp PortScanner Offers a Free Look into Network Vulnerabilities

An open port on your network is like an unlocked car with the keys left in it – it’s begging to be exploited. The Ipswitch Network Management Division just launched the free WhatsUp PortScanner tool which seeks to give network administrators a tool in locking these “open doors,” or ports, before they become targets for hackers, malware, viruses and other malicious attacks.  With the free WhatsUp PortScanner, you can: Identify active hosts using ICMP and TCP Utilize multiple scanning deep-level technologies to find open ports Bookmark scanning configurations as favorites for quick access Utilize the included database of known ports, or customize it to your environment If, of course, you are looking for a more comprehensive solution that offers layer 2/3 discovery, mapping  and inventory of your entire infrastructure, and port-to-port connectivity – functionality well beyond scanning for open ports – WhatsConnected might be a better fit. But WhatsUp PortScanner […]

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