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In the world of computer security break-ins, the focus has shifted from alleged hacker masterminds to enterprise shortfalls -- unpatched software, poorly secured firewalls and weak computer passwords. However, vulnerability assessment tools are educating IT admins about how to close holes in networks before a hacker even finds them, let alone plans an attack. With estimates claiming that up to 90 percent of breaches can be avoided, such tools might represent a CIO's best chance to assess the level of security in his or her enterprise and determine how to improve it.
Hmm, I'm surprised there was no mention of Nessus found at www.nessus.org. This is one of my all-time favorite Vulnerability Assessment tools because the price is right *FREE* and although it requires linux for the backend server there is a windows client side for specifying what to scan for.