6 free network vulnerability scanners

These tools help automate the detection and remediation of vulnerabilities.

Vulnerability scanners

Vulnerability scanners can help you automate security auditing and can play a crucial role in your IT security. They can scan your network and websites for up to thousands of different security risks, produce a prioritized list of those you should patch, describe the vulnerabilities, and give steps on how to remediate them. Some can even automate the patching process. While these tools can cost a fortune, there are free options as well. Here’s a thumbnail look at six of them. (See the story version.)

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