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How Secure is Your Network? Atelierweb 4.04

Seven network scanners test your security before the crackers do.

Atelierweb 4.04 is an accurate port scanner. It contains a built-in database of ports, mapping "interesting" ports to the services and known malicious programs (Trojan horses). The scanner determines what service is listening on a specific port based on the entries in the database. You can update and edit the database entries. However, with the default time-out settings, it takes more than an hour to scan all 65,535 ports. Also, some of the information-gathering and basic vulnerability-checking capabilities aren't available in the evaluation version we tested.

Atelierweb
Atelierweb lets you view the details of its scanning right down to the individual TCP/IP packets it uses. (Click image to view larger version.)

Atelierweb is the only scanner we tested that doesn't have a reporting capability: There's simply no option to produce a report or save your results in any other way. This severely limits its usefulness.

About the Author

Greg Saoutine, MCSE, is an IT Consultant working in New York City.

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