STAT Scanner 5.27 Reviewed

    Date21 Apr 2004
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    Posted ByAnthony Pell
    A security scanner is one of the most important software titles in a network administrator's toolbox so naturally I was happy to try out a new one. When I got Harris Corporation's STAT Scanner I noticed that it is the first vulnerability assessment scanner to receive Common Criteria certification, a rigorous international standard for information technology security evaluation and certification. This means that it is suitable to be used in high-assurance environments such as those used in national security. This is a piece of information that automatically raised my expectations. . . . A security scanner is one of the most important software titles in a network administrator's toolbox so naturally I was happy to try out a new one. When I got Harris Corporation's STAT Scanner I noticed that it is the first vulnerability assessment scanner to receive Common Criteria certification, a rigorous international standard for information technology security evaluation and certification. This means that it is suitable to be used in high-assurance environments such as those used in national security. This is a piece of information that automatically raised my expectations.

    Let's get down to the details and see what this tool brings. Please note that throughout the review you can click the screenshots to get to the big version.

    Basic information

    While the STAT Scanner runs from a machine running Windows NT, 2000, XP or Windows Server 2003, it can scan a wide range of targets. The ones listed in the official documentation include Windows (NT 3.51, NT 4.0, 95, 98, 2000, Me, XP, Server 2003), Sun Solaris 2.5.1 and later, Red Hat Linux 6.2 and later, Mandrake Linux 7.1 and later, HP-UX 10, 11 and later, HP Printers as well as Cisco Routers.

    If you're wondering about the hardware requirements, read this document to get all the details. As for the administrative and system requirements for local host and target machine scans, I invite you to examine this file that contains all the details, too many of them to mention in this review.

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