SAINT

Vulnerability Scanning/ Hacking Tools


What is SAINT?
SAINT is a paid product that provides support to the Security Content Automation Protocol (SCAP) specification as an Authenticated vulnerability, unauthenticated vulnerability scanner and patch scanner. There are four steps of a SAINT Scan, Step 1 is to screen every live system on a network for TCP and UDP services. Step 2 is for each service that it finds running, it launches a set of probes designed to detect anything that could allow an attacker to gain unauthorized access, create a denial-of-service, or gain sensitive information about the network. Step 3 is to scan for vulnerabilities and the last step is that when vulnerabilities are detected, the results are categorized in several ways, allowing customers to target the data they find most useful.

Is SAINT Free?
SAINT is used to be an open source tool but like Nessus but is now a commercial vulnerability scanning tool.

Does SAINT Work on all Operating Systems?
It works on Linux and MAC OS X while other users says that it can also run on Windows operating system and can scan Windows vulnerabilities.

What are the Typical Uses for SAINT?
SAINT is used to screen every live system on a network for UDP and TCP services. For every service and node that it discovers, it will launch a set of pings and probes designed to detect anything that will allow attackers or hackers to gain unauthorized access, gain sensitive information about the network or create a denial of service (DOS).



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