E-security distributor AfricaSD has announced a 50% discount on itsr Vulnerability Scanning Assessment Solution, valid until 31 September 2007.

It is crucial for any company to perform a Vulnerability Scan to highlight potential methods that a hacker might use to attack it. By analyzing the operating system and the applications running on your network, possible security holes are identified. In other words, it plays the devil’s advocate and alerts you to weaknesses before a hacker can find them, enabling you to deal with these issues before a hacker can exploit them.
Event assessment will be performed on event log based intrusion detection and network-wide event log archives and analyzes of the event logs of all network machines and alerts.
The entire network will be scanned, IP by IP, to provide information regarding the service pack level of the machine, missing security patches, wireless access points, USB devices, open shares, open ports, services/applications active on the computer, key registry entries, weak passports, users and groups, as well as other aspects of your network.
These results will be presented in two formats: a management report and a technical report (which explains the findings in a technical format and the measures that must be taken to fix the vulnerabilities).
The Network Assessment will also include:
* Network Architecture Review & Recommendation;
* External Network Security Assessment (Public Network);
* Internal Network Security Assessment (Private Network);
* Patch Management;
* Virus Management;
* Change Control; and
* Mail and Web Policies Control.
For the past several years, the number of vulnerabilities reported annually has increased exponentially. This trend is expected to increase for two reasons: more people are relying on the Internet for their personal and business activities; and security threats are increasing.
AfricaSD says it has recognised these challenges, which is another reason why it is now offering organisations this advanced vulnerability scanning assessment.
"This assessment only provides information of an organisation's current vulnerabilities. How the organisation chooses to deal with that information is based upon their e-security policy," says Moolman.
To make use of this offer, users need to register on www.africasd.com.