SaaS vulnerability scanning for internal networks
Comodo introduces vulnerability scanning for internal networks in the cloud with the newest release of its HackerGuardian.
Previously, internal network scans required dedicated hardware, run by an onsite employee. Now businesses can run remote scans of their internal and external networks using the same software. A lightweight bootable agent installed on one of the local network nodes can be activated by an employee who may be located in another state, or even on another continent.
The product’s Internal Scanning feature allows PCI DSS-compliant merchants to run vulnerability scans on computers located on a local area network. These computers are typically ‘inside’ the company’s private network and are protected by a perimeter firewall or other network security device. In order to run an internal scan, the administrator must first run the internal scanning agent on the local network.
Once installed and configured, this Agent will establish a secure connection to a HackerGuardian Access server which will in turn establish a secure communication channel (connection) to a HackerGuardian scanning server. The scanning server will then be able to connect to and run scans on the local computers located at the IP addresses that have been specified in the ‘LAN Devices’ area of the interface. The Agent software is available as an ISO image (to create a Live CD) or as files (to create a Live USB stick). The scans can be run directly by booting the device through either the Live CD or the Live USB stick.