nsat is a fast, stable bulk security scanner designed to audit remote network services and check for versions, security problems, gather information about the servers and the machine, and much more. Unlike many other auditing tools, it can collect information about services independently of vulnerabilities, which makes it less dependent on frequent updates as new vulnerabilities are found.
|Operating Systems||POSIX BSD Linux Solaris|
Release Notes: IA64 support was added, and the code should compile with stability everywhere.
Release Notes: There is a new compilation option to support scanning with POSIX threads instead of fork to enhance performance, compilation stability fixes, and updated timing values. Ping dependence is now disabled by default for better reliability.
Release Notes: The old OS fingerprinting has been replaced with xprobe's ICMP/UDP OS detection. An option to put logs for each target in a separate directory has been added A major timeout issue for firewalled/unresponsive hosts has been fixed. There are sugfixes and code cleanups. Advanced IDS evasion levels 4/5 and config options have been added, as well as a Web-only configuration file (webonly.conf).
Release Notes: Added client/server features for distributed scanning. Cleaned up logging facility, and other things.
Release Notes: Several important stability and performance improvements, new services, improved output, virtual host support, and use of a configuration file.