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Due to hackers being more prominent than ever and security breaches happening at an extremely high rate, companies must take extra precaution to keep sensitive data and systems safe and secure. On way to help do this is an application-based security scanner. An application-based security scanner is a scanner that automatically scans applications to look for vulnerabilities within the application. Although security scanners are a good source of security, “no scanner can find all vulnerabilities” (Johnson, 2015, p.432). A scanner can also produce a list of priority-based vulnerabilities that should be patched right away along with steps to do this. Some scanners even have the capability to have an automated patching process.
Johnson, R. (2015). Security policies and implementation issues. (2nd ed.). Burlington, MA: Jones
& Bartlett Publishers002E. ISBN: 9781284055993.
An application based security scanner is essential for any computer. With security scanners it helps to prevent most importantly viruses. Security scanners also help to sweep a computer and identify any threats to software or even any corrupt files that may be causing harm to the computer. One particular security scanner is called Vega. According to the website infosecinstitute.com this security scanner is GUI based and is written into java. Some of the features that are included are Automated crawler and vulnerbility server. It also includes content analysis, intercepting proxy’s.
This security scanner can help mitigate many different risks or threats. Some of these threats include Trojan viruses, malware, and security breaches. Some security breaches could include leaking of personal information on a computer. In the Bible it talks about finding security in the Lord and in Psalms 122:7 it says ”peace be within your walls and security within your towers.” (Psalms 122) This type of security scanner should help anyone feel comfortable about their security with their computer. But with anything computers one of the best ways to mitigate threats is to use good judgement.
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