Shadow Security Scanner
Shadow Security Scanner is an advanced software application that gives you the possibility to check your local network for errors and potential security exploits.
It features comprehensive tools and configuration parameters dedicated for experienced users, such as network administrators.
The installation procedure may take a while to finish. As for the interface, Shadow Security Scanner opts for a large window with a neatly organized structure, where you can start a new session by indicating rules.
Run scans by setting up rules
For example, you can run a complete scan on the local network on all standard ports and vulnerabilities (except for DoS tests), or a NetBIOS-only or FTP-only scan.
Rules can be edited or new ones can be created from scratch by fiddling with settings regarding protocol identification on found ports, host ping type, or multiple lookup IP scans. You can also include or exclude various scan modules, such as the ones designed for DNS, files, FTP, HTTP, LDAP, SMPT, and Telnet.
Manage network settings and generate reports
Shadow Security Scanner lets you edit ports along with their descriptions and protocol types, customize audits (e.g. web servers, accounts, CGI scrips, CISCO, DNS services), as well as to adjust HTTP server, NetBIOS and SOCKS parameters.
After examining scanner results, vulnerabilities (if any) and statistics, you can save the program session to file to resume it later, or use the obtained data to compile reports. The IP list can be saved to file too.
Evaluation and conclusion
We haven't come across any unpleasant surprises in our tests as far as stability goes, thanks to the fact that Shadow Security Scanner didn't freeze, crash or show error dialogs. Given its wide range of advanced and powerful features, this software utility should meet the requirements of most users looking for a reliable method to run LAN security checkups.