Find vulnerabilities in your network infrastructure before anyone else.

Having network infrastructure vulnerable to known or unknown risk is dangerous. But the question is how do you find out the threats?

Note: this is not about finding vulnerabilities in a website that I explained it here. It’s about core infrastructure.

The latest report by edgescan shows  73% of vulnerabilities found in the network.

There are many scanners and not all fit the requirement. Here are some of them which look suitable for small to enterprise level of business.


An award-winning Nexpose vulnerability scanner inspires InsightVM by Rapid7. InsightVM is live vulnerability management and endpoint analytics.

With the help of InsightVM, you can collect, monitor and analyze the risk for new and existing networks.

Some of the features are:

Powerful analytics – get advanced threat exposure analytics with actionable information on risks for faster remediation.

Continous monitoring – insight agent automatically and continuously monitor endpoint for vulnerability and provide live monitoring. It offers dynamic monitoring for AWS, VMware, Azure.

Liveaboards – a clickable dashboard with real-time data for CISO to the system administrator to analyze infrastructure security.

Risk scores – vulnerabilities are tagged with the standard CVSS rating so you can take action on priority.

Integration – integrate with your favorite tools including Metaspoilt, InsightIDR, Nexpose, ServiceNow, McAfee, Splunk, etc.

You can get it started with a FREE trial for 30 days to experience InsightVM.


Acunetix network scanner test network perimeter for more than 50,000 known vulnerabilities and misconfiguration.

Acunetix leverage OpenVAS scanner to provide comprehensive network security scan. It’s an online scanner so scan results are available on the dashboard where you can drill-down the report, risk, threats.

Risk items are associated with the standard threat score and actionable information, so it’s easy for you to remediate.

Some of the following checks are done.

  • Security assessment for routers, firewall, load balancers, switches, etc
  • Audit weak password on network services
  • Test DNS vulnerabilities and attacks
  • Check misconfiguration of a proxy server, TLS/SSL ciphers, web servers

Acunetix offers 14 days trial so give a try to see how it works.


One of the famous open-source vulnerability scanning and management solutions.

OpenVAS is a framework which includes many services and tools and makes perfect for network vulnerability test.

Take a look at their demo to know how does it look like. It’s open-source, so it’s free, however, they do have enterprise support.


Intruder is a proactive vulnerability scanner, that scans you as soon as new vulnerabilities are discovered.

Designed for external-facing systems, Intruder detects over 10,000 security weaknesses, including WannaCry, Heartbleed, and SQL Injection, and helps to reduce your attack surface by highlighting ports and services which should not be exposed to the internet.

Other unique features include AWS and Slack integration, which allows Intruder to keep track of what systems you have facing the internet, and notify you when new vulnerabilities are discovered. Integration with Jira means new issues can be sent straight to your development team.

Intruder is popular with startups and medium-sized business because it makes vulnerability management easy for small teams.

Intruder offers a 14-day free trial so that you can see all the features in action yourself.

Retina Network Security Scanner

Retina scanner by BeyondTrust helps you find vulnerabilities in network, database, web, virtual and across infrastructure environments.

Retina scanner is capable of discovering local and remote network assets. It performs agent and agent-less scanning to reveal the risk.

The following are incomplete features:

  • SCAP compliant
  • Scanning is fast and non-intrusive. Can scan class C network in less than 15 minutes
  • Capable of scanning IPv4 and IPv6 assets
  • A false positive rate is below 1%
  • Integrate with popular SIEM, GRC, etc.
  • Web application security scanning is included

BeyondTrust offer trial so give a try to see in action.


Nessus is one of the popular vulnerabilities management, used by millions of users. It covers a large number of asset types.

  • Operating system
  • Hypervisors
  • Network devices
  • Database
  • Web servers
  • Firewall

Nessus is fast in discovering and got high-accuracy with low false positives.

Some of the great features of Nessus by Tenable are:

  • Detailed reporting
  • Reports can be automated to download using an API
  • Compliance & sensitive content auditing ready
  • Capable of scanning IPv4/IPv6 and hybrid networks
  • Deploy as software or virtual appliances
  • Available on-premises or in the cloud
  • A risk score based on CVSS

More than 24,000 organizations trust Nessus. They offer a FREE trial for seven days.


Protect your data center and networks with Qualys.

Qualys offer suite of security products to guard the entire infrastructure. With the help of continuous monitoring, you can monitor your network and get alerted in real-time for threats and system change.

and with the help of the vulnerability management application, you can discover, detect and protect the devices.

You can get it started with the trial to experience it.

Managing network vulnerabilities are challenging, and I hope the above solutions help you to keep your infrastructure secure.