Foundstone Offers SNScan, Freeware Tool to Combat Latest SNMP Vulnerabilities

MISSION VIEJO, Calif.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Feb. 13, 2002–Foundstone Inc., the premier provider of security assessments and vulnerability protection, today announced SNScan, a freeware tool to quickly and accurately detect SNMP (Simple Network Management Protocol) enabled devices on a network.

Recent high-risk advisories have outlined the potential for widespread vulnerabilities across SNMP. SNScan can effectively determine the level of exposure to SNMP-related vulnerabilities across any network.

Once these devices have been identified, an administrator can determine whether to fix the SNMP service, disable SNMP or implement filters to restrict access. Recent SNMP vulnerabilities range from allowing host administrative access to Denial of Service (DoS) attacks.

“SNMP is the main protocol used to manage network devices at large corporations. There are potentially millions of systems on the Internet and within companies that are vulnerable,” said Stuart McClure, CTO of Foundstone.

“SNScan is based on our flagship technology, FoundScan, known in the industry to give the most accurate information possible. Considering the number of devices vulnerable, accuracy is going to be the most important feature in combating this vulnerability.”

SNScan is available as a freeware tool for download from the Foundstone corporate Web site at

About Foundstone

Foundstone addresses the security and privacy needs of Global 2000 companies with its world-class Managed Vulnerability Assessment Services coupled with Professional Consulting and Education service offerings.

Foundstone has one of the most dominant security talent pools ever assembled, including experts from RSA, Ernst & Young, KPMG, PricewaterhouseCoopers and the United States Defense Department. Foundstone executives authored the international best seller “Hacking Exposed: Network Security Secrets & Solutions.”

Foundstone has headquarters in Orange County, Calif. For more information, visit or call 877/91-FOUND.

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