With this free utility, you will finally be able to see what a hacker or malware would exploit and have a chance to fix it and harden your personal computer before they take advantage of these holes.
Bedford, MA (PRWEB) July 21, 2008
NetClarity, Inc. today announces the release of FreeScan™ utility for free to scan Microsoft® Windows® laptops, desktops and servers to detect critical flaws not uncovered by traditional anti-virus or anti-spyware software and show how to close these holes and harden your personal computer.
The FreeScan™ utility is now available here: http://www.netclarity.net/freescan.html.
This Utility will uncover local host-based vulnerabilities known as Common Vulnerabilities and Exposures (CVE®s) and will show you how to close them. Some can be closed with new patches and security fixes from software vendors, others can be closed by turning off high risk services or those that are exploitable without a ready patch and others can only be blocked through intelligent firewall reconfiguration.
According to USCERT, exploitation of CVEs are the root cause of downtime and successful hacker attacks. Some of the most successful malware attacks such as W.32, Sasser, Bugbear and Melissa all exploited CVEs. If you don't have the hole, the exploit cannot cause you harm. If you have anti-virus or anti-spyware software installed it will only detect the exploit attempting to gain access to your system or already existing on your system, if the anti-virus or anti-spyware solution has a proper signature test. If there is no signature, then you won't know if you have the virus, worm, keylogger, Trojan or other malware. By taking a completely different approach, by removing your CVEs, you dramatically reduce the risk of hackers and malware getting onto your computer (Source: http://www.uscert.gov/).
"As a member of MITRE's OVAL® (Open Vulnerability Assessment Language) Advisory Board, I'm pleased to say we're providing a very easy to use FreeScan™ utility for Microsoft® Windows® that is powered by MITRE's OVAL® database and guaranteed to find holes that no anti-virus program or anti-spyware program will find. Once you close these holes, it's like fixing a leak in your plumbing instead of constantly pumping out a flooded basement," said Gary S. Miliefsky, Founder & Chief Technology Officer, NetClarity, Inc. "With this free utility, you will finally be able to see what a hacker or malware would exploit and have a chance to fix it and harden your personal computer before they take advantage of these holes."
About NetClarity, Inc.:
NetClarity is a leading provider of patented NACwall (network access control wall) products that provide preemptive, proactive network protection using the ABC's of Network Security (Alert, Block and Correct). The company's line of NACwall appliances has received widespread recognition, including two Best Buy Awards, 5 Star ratings for all products, and Best of 2007 from SC Magazine and according to CRN is one of the Who's Who in NAC as well as Tolly Up to Spec 2007 and 2008. NetClarity enables customers to clearly see and better protect their network assets, identifying with pinpoint accuracy the root causes of data leakage, regulatory compliance gaps and network downtime using MITRE's CVE® standard. Based in Bedford, Massachusetts, NetClarity is privately held. For more information, visit http://www.netclarity.net.
NetClarity, the NetClarity logo and NACwall are registered trademarks of NetClarity, Inc. CVE and OVAL are registered trademarks of The Mitre Corporation. All other trademarks are property of their respective owners. NACwalls are protected under the U.S. Patent No. 7346922 with a dozen more patents pending.