Security scanner & Patch management

Security scanner & Patch management

Security Scanner is a program enables you to analyze the state of your network security, identify risks to the network, determine its degree of exposure, and address how to take action before it is compromised meaning they are used to find Security Exploit's (system bugs or misconfigurations which have a Security implication) on a network or Host System. Two common types of Security Scanners are:

·         Host Security Scanner - which tests a single system, starting with an authorized account.

·         Network Security Scanner - which looks for Security Exploit's one system from another, connected to the same network.

Patch management is vital to your business. Network security breaches are most commonly caused by missing network patches. Patch management solution scans and detects network vulnerabilities before they are exposed, reducing the time required to patch machines on your network making it more efficient.


Software patches are often necessary in order to fix existing problems with software that are noticed after the initial release. Many of these patches have to do with security. Others may have to do with specific functionality for programs.


Nivan offers below solutions:

-          GFI LanGuard

-          Secunia CSI