Take Advantage Of The Comodo Free Security Scanner

Unless you are in a larger company or ecommerce business, it is not likely you will have your own team of IT experts in-house. You may use consultants or contracted IT professionals to complete work when you need it, or you may be more of a tech-savvy do-it-yourselfer who is willing to work through the learning curve and manage website and network security.

No matter what type of website or network you are managing, using the right tools for the job makes everything a lot easier. At Comodo, we incorporate a lot of time and energy saving tools into our packages of services and features that come with our SSL certificate products.

One of the valuable tools you will receive with our SSL or TLS certificates includes a free security scanner. This will provide one year of vulnerability scanning that will be in compliance with PCI (Payment Card Industry) requirements to allow you to accept credit and debit card payments through your website.

There are a lot more advantages and uses for our free security scanner, which may also be known a network or a network vulnerability scanner. There are also other companies offering vulnerability scanners so shop around and find the one that works best for your need.

The Benefits

When choosing a free security scanner make sure it offers all the features and functions you need. Some of these scanners will only look at a very specific type of vulnerability that may be on a system while others are designed to provide a full range or testing and scanning possibilities.

If you are using a Linux-based server and system, you will find that there are several tools that can be used in the various packages that are part of this open source system. Linux is considered to one of the most secure servers simply because of these built-in features and the fast response of the contributing community to address any vulnerabilities that are found in the different packages or modules.

Not all Linux based free scanners will work on Windows servers and vice versa, so be sure to verify the scanner is a correct match for the system.

Intuitive Control and Installation

There are a few of the free security scanner options that are very user-friendly and that are a good match for IT professionals or those working on their own website and server.

However, typically the "plug and play" types of software programs offer the minimum scanning ability and just cover the basics. This may be all that is needed, so in this situation they are an excellent choice.

The more complicated scanner tends to require a more complicated installation and control process. As they can provide a range of different scanning possibilities, they can detect vulnerabilities that may not be possible with the simple and more bare-bones options.

Some scanners will allow advanced scheduling of scans, allows for more than one scan at the same time and even reports on false positives found with the scan in the report generated when it is completed.

Multiple Options

For a larger company or a growing business, finding a free security scanner that allows you to scan hundreds of IP addresses, mobile devices connected to the system and also to scan applications, servers and any private cloud use will be an important factor.

These more integrated and complete systems often require more advanced IT skills and a familiarity with the servers on the network that are compatible with the scanner software. Many of these more advanced scanners only work on the Windows 2008 servers or more recent versions.There may be several additional software installations required to provide the maximum functionality of the vulnerability scanner.

Many of the free security scanner options have limited features compared to the full versions offered by the company for a licensing fee. These typically are licensed for a year, but they may or may not offer a no-risk trial period. If you are considering licensing the full version, look for a company that offers a free trial to give you the experience of actually working with the scanner before making the purchase.

To learn about our Comodo vulnerability scanner and the functions we provide for one year free scanning with our SSL/TLS products, give the sales team a call today. They can provide you with all the information you need. If it is easier, contact us through our Live Chat system on any page of https://www.instantssl.com.

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