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What is network and port scanning?

Network scanning is the process of gathering intelligence regarding the various interconnected computer systems. It utilizes the established networking capabilities and lists out the details of all the connected systems. Some of the basic functions of network scanning are mentioned below.

  • Identifying all the UDP and TCP network services that are currently operating on the network.
  • Identifying the various filtering systems between users and hosts.
  • Recognizing the operating systems that are running on the live machines
  • Identifying and checking for network attacks such as TCP spoofing by checking the TCP sequence number predictability.

Cyber Security Essentials for Business Network

As most business processes have started making the use of internet, the risk of security breach continues to increase. The risks posed by security breaches make cyber security essential for a business.