Best vulnerability scanners

Hannah Williams
Hannah Williams

Hannah Williams

Hannah is Staff Writer. After graduating from the University of Coventry with an English and Journalism degree in 2016, Hannah has since developed an interest in the technology. She has a keen interest in digital transformation, innovative and emerging tech, IoT and women in tech.

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Online security and database protection should be prioritised whatever the size of the business, whether that's a startup, SME or large enterprise.

Although there are several security tools available in the market, only a few really tackle the back-end network vulnerabilities that may occur.

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A vulnerability scanner can detect flaws on your computer, on the web and in your networks, alerting you to any weaknesses. Some can even predict the effectiveness of countermeasures.

So while they don't claim to banish internet nasties, they will give your systems or network administrators the information they need to keep your data safe.

Here, in no particular order, we list some of the best vulnerability scanners that will protect PCs and systems from major flaws.

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