Scanners to test security


Nipper (short for Network Infrastructure Parser, previously known as CiscoParse) audits the security of network devices such as switches, routers, and firewalls. It works by parsing and analyzing device configuration file which the Nipper user must supply.


ClamAV is an open source (GPL) antivirus engine designed for detecting Trojans, viruses, malware and other malicious threats. It is the de facto standard for mail gateway scanning. It provides a high performance mutli-threaded scanning daemon, command line utilities for on demand file scanning, and an intelligent tool for automatic signature updates. The core ClamAV library provides numerous file format detection mechanisms, file unpacking support, archive support, and multiple signature languages for detecting threats.

Malwarebytes Anti Malware

Malwarebytes products have a proven record of protecting computers by completely removing all forms of malware, including viruses, Trojans, spyware, adware and rootkits. When it comes to the safety of your computer, Malwarebytes provides the ultimate in protection from the cutting edge of technology!

Secunia PSI

Secunia’s PSI is a free computer security solution which, by updating insecure programs, helps safeguard the data on your PC against cybercriminals. Simply it is a computer scanner which identifies programs that are old and, if left without updates, pose a threat to your security. It then supplies your computer with the necessary software updates to keep it safe. The Secunia Personal Software Inspector (PSI) even automates the updating of many of these insecure programs, making it a lot easier for you to maintain a secure PC.

Net Witness

NetWitness NextGen is the most comprehensive network security monitoring platform ever developed. It is the industry's first enterprise security monitoring platform that records everything on the network, re-using it multiple times to answer some of the most challenging questions facing organizations today: insider threats, data leakage, zero-day and targeted malware, I/T asset misuse, network anomalies, compliance, and network e-discovery.

Solar Winds

Solar winds is a suite of network tools that make the administrators job easier. They have been around for a long time and their tools can be easily used for hacking.


OSSIM is the de facto standard Open Source SIEM. The goal of AlienVault's OSSIM is to provide a comprehensive compilation of tools that work together to provide a detailed view over each and every aspect of your networks, hosts, physical access devices, server, etc.


Rational AppScan Standard Edition software can help reduce costs associated with manual vulnerability testing and help to protect against the threat of cyber-attack by automating security analysis to detect exploitable vulnerabilities.

Qualy's Guard

QualysGuard is a popular SaaS (software as a service) vulnerability management offering. It's web-based UI offers network discovery and mapping, asset prioritization, vulnerability assessment reporting and remediation tracking according to business risk. Internal scans are handled by Qualys appliances which communicate back to the cloud-based system


OpenVAS is a framework of several services and tools offering a comprehensive and powerful vulnerability scanning and vulnerability management solution. It is a forked version of nessus. It can be a stand alone package, or an operating system.

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