[unisog] OS Vuln Scanners
Stephen John Smoogen
smooge at unm.edu
Fri Apr 18 16:28:00 GMT 2008
Kevin Lanning wrote:
> I'd appreciate info from list members regarding best products in this
> category from your real life experience as a security professional in
> higher ed.
In higher ed, I can't answer.. At my previous employment we used several
suites to get different answers and guidelines. I found that nessus was
the best able to give a 'good-enough' answer for large networks. We were
also mandated to use a specific version of ISS that was quite
troublesome. It would require us to re-install the Windows boxes that it
ran on after every run. However this was more of an auditing problem on
our end of needing to use one specific version. I have heard that ISS's
newer appliance approach is more stable, but have no exact data currently.
Stephen Smoogen -- ITS/Linux Administrator
MSC02 1520 1 University of New Mexico Albuquerque, NM 87131-0001
Phone: (505) 277-8219 Email: smooge at unm.edu
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