Aug. 17, 2012 - PRLog -- HackerTarget.com LLC, has today relaunched a newer more streamlined version of its online security testing portal. In conjunction with the redevelopment a number of new features have been added to the existing vulnerability scanners.
The companies lead analyst advised that following an update to the online port scanner results are now delivered both in raw text as well as a HTML based layout. Peter advised that this new format can provide more clarity to the end user about exactly what ports were discovered and the potential security risks associated with the available services.
Redevelopment of the existing website was initiated, following feedback from users of the site. It was not clear to some exactly what services were available for Free and what was included in the enhanced membership based services. "The new design is a lot cleaner and we hope this will provide a more seamless experience for our users", commented Peter. In the end we want users from a range of technical backgrounds and abilities to have easy access to advanced security scanning tools.
Open source security tools are at the leading edge of vulnerability focused security testing. Examples of highly respected tools that continue to innovate even though they have been in professional usage for over 10 years include the Nmap port scanner and the Nikto web server testing tools. While other tools such as the comprehensive OpenVAS vulnerability scanner, a fork of the original Nessus tool undergoes continual development and has recently been updated to version 5.
Over the past 5 years HackerTarget.com has been offering an Nmap based port scanner, that anyone can use to test an external facing IP address for listening services and firewall mis-configurations. In addition to the port scanner, HackerTarget.com LLC now offers a suite of 12 different security scanners. During that time over 250'000 vulnerability testing scans have been performed.