Network Hotfix Scanner Alternatives

    Network Hotfix Scanner is described as 'free advanced hotfix check utility that scans network computers for missing hotfixes and patches, and helps you download and install them' and is an app in the Security & Privacy category. There are more than 10 alternatives to Network Hotfix Scanner for a variety of platforms, including Linux, Mac, Windows, Online / Web-based and Android. The best alternative is OpenVAS, which is both free and Open Source. Other great apps like Network Hotfix Scanner are Nessus (Paid), Nikto (Free, Open Source), snort (Free, Open Source) and OpenSCAP (Free, Open Source).

    This page was last updated Aug 1, 2021

    1. The Open Vulnerability Assessment System (OpenVAS) is a framework of several services and tools offering a comprehensive and powerful vulnerability scanning and vulnerability management solution.
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    2. The Nessus vulnerability scanner is the world-leader in active scanners, featuring high-speed discovery, configuration auditing, asset profiling, sensitive data discovery and vulnerability analysis of your security posture.


      • FreeOpen Source
      • Mac
      • Windows
      • Linux
      Nikto is an Open Source (GPL) web server scanner which performs comprehensive tests against web servers for multiple items, including over 6400 potentially dangerous files/CGIs, checks for outdated versions of over 1000 servers, and version specific problems on over 270 servers.
    3. Snort® is an open source network intrusion prevention and detection system (IDS/IPS) developed by Sourcefire. Combining the benefits of signature, protocol, and anomaly-based inspection, Snort is the most widely deployed IDS/IPS technology worldwide.
      • FreeOpen Source
      • Linux
      SCAP is a line of standards managed by NIST.
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    4. A fully automated, active web application security reconnaissance tool. Key features: High speed: pure C code, highly optimized HTTP handling, minimal CPU footprint - easily achieving 2000 requests per second with responsive targets.

      Discontinued

      Skipfish is no longer maintained. Last version, 2.10 beta, released in December 2012, can be still downloaded from Google Code Archive

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      • Mac
      Yang is yet another Nikto GUI; Software for analyzing and securing your servers. Yang establish diagnostics on : - HTTP and SSL elements. - Flaws in your server components. - Dangerous files/CGIs. - Leaked scripts. - Outdated server software and other problems.
    5. Intruder is a security monitoring platform for internet-facing systems. Intruder provides an easy to use security solution which continually scans your digital assets, highlighting vulnerabilities and outlining remediation advice in simple terms.
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    6. Check realtime and continuously for outdated web software on your server. Delivered by mail and an easy to use dashboard and get notified if PHP, Apache, cPanel, Wordpress, Drupal and many more become outdated.
      • FreeProprietary
      • Linux
      The goal of cvechecker is to report about possible vulnerabilities on your system, by scanning the installed software and matching the results with the CVE database.
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