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What the IP Network Scan involves.
The IP Network Scan provided by Stewart Technical Consulting includes port availability tests,
a comprehensive vulnerability check, a hands on verification of findings, and manual
checks for vulnerabilities through misconfigured software. A more detailed technical
description of the process is available on request.
Vulnerabilities the scan evaluates.
Tests include looking for potential buffer overflow problems, dangerous services
available to the Internet, shared network drives available to the Internet, remote
control back doors such as Back Orifice, and possible abuse through misconfiguration
allowing spam email.
Why should you get an IP Network Scan?
There are numerous stories of companies that have been broken into. The large majority
of these could have been avoided if the companies had taken out an external IP Network
Scan to determine the level of security provided for their network and taken the
What an IP Network Scan will cost.
Costing for the IP Network Scan by Stewart Technical Consulting varies. Factors
influencing the price are the number of hosts on a network, the layout of a network,
the existing security of a network, and the amount of time required by staff to
run manual tests on the network. For a quote on a scan of your network or other
network security services, please email us at
Which companies are targeted by crackers?
The short answer to this question is vulnerable companies. Crackers that deface
web sites run their own broad IP scans to find vulnerable web servers.
Some recently defaced web sites.
For a comprehensive listing of recently defaced sites, visit