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Will the Right Security Vulnerability Scan Tool be Free or Cost You?

This article will help you identify the key features and benefits of both paid and free vulnerability scanners to help you decide which scan tool is right for your business. 

Gal Gonen | October 20, 2021

Vulnerability scan tools are the primary way that businesses detect potential threats to their networks. Each year, security breaches cost organizations millions of dollars, which is why it is essential to have a clear understanding of security risks identified by vulnerability scans. This article will help you identify the key features and benefits of both paid and free vulnerability scanners to help you decide which scan tool is right for your business. 

Free vulnerability scanners like Wireshark and Nmap focus on detecting worrisome traffic and port scanning but are not necessarily easy to use. Another free option is Burp Suite, which allows you to get more involved by actively managing web-based vulnerability scanning.

On the other hand, paid vulnerability scanners like Qualys and Tenable perform reference-based scans and discovery scans to help you understand the vulnerabilities of your assets. Many other paid vulnerability scanners focus on configuration deployment and patch management (ManageEngine VM). Tools like Crowdstrike also focus on monitoring threats and vulnerabilities. 

No matter the type of vulnerability scanner you choose, Vulcan can help you get to the next step by prioritizing and remediating vulnerabilities. The Vulcan platform integrates with vulnerability scanners to identify actual risks to your business across all attack surfaces. Visit Vulcan to learn how you can get fix done today.