Anti-virus software manufacturer McAfee has announced the release of McAfee
ThreatScan, a product designed to assess a network for vulnerabilities
before viruses such as Code Red and Nimda can exploit them.
ThreatScan works with McAfee’s ePolicy Orchestrator product to audit
network devices within a given IP range, identifying operating systems
and how up-to-date the patches on each device are. ThreatScan also
assesses ports on which devices may be listening and identifies open
In addition to scanning systems, ThreatScan also provides
suggestions for dealing with potential vulnerabilities and reports on
compliance with security policies.
The package is available for Windows NT and Windows 2000, and works
with Internet Explorer 5.