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Security scan tools, also called vulnerability scan tools, are computer programs designed to assess computer systems, applications, or networks for vulnerabilities. These tools detect weaknesses in network-based assets such as application servers, web servers, firewalls, and routers. Most security scan tools conduct both authenticated and unauthenticated scans.
Security scan tools are usually provided over the internet as a web application and are available as SaaS (Software as a Service). Security scan tools increase network security by customizing vulnerability reports, certificates, installed software, certificates, and open ports.