SEATTLE (PRWEB) March 5, 2008
The easy-to-use tool, found at: http://www.purenetworks.com/securityscan, checks a user's network for potential issues and vulnerabilities and then provides a "score card" with detailed self-help information about how to fix wireless network security problems that are network related and security problems that are computer specific.
According to Jeff Erwin, CEO of Pure Networks, "Consumers are becoming more aware of the need for security and protection, but they often select tools that merely diagnose one computer, rather than an entire network. This can leave them unknowingly vulnerable. As experts in network security, Pure Networks understands that most users don't have the time, inclination or often the knowledge to manage and secure their home or small office networks. Similarly, having a separate tool for network security and computer security is a hassle. To address this issue, we created a free tool that gives everyday computer users the ability to better understand the security on their PCs, the security of their networks, and what they need to do to address risk areas."
Examples of the vulnerabilities Pure Networks Security Scan checks for include:
-- Unknown computers or devices on the network
-- Use of a default password for the wireless network router
-- Changed or opened ports on the wireless network router
-- Manipulated settings that redirect to malicious Web sites
-- Up-to-date antivirus software
About Pure Networks, Inc.
Pure Networks provides networking software that enables consumers and small businesses to enjoy digital technology that simply works and simply connects. Formed in 2002, the Seattle-based company leads the rapidly growing wireless home network management software market. Its flagship product Network Magic (http://www.networkmagic.com) is the only solution that works across all major operating systems, including Windows XP, Vista and Mac, to provide the most complete, easy-to-use and secure home networking solution. Pure Networks also offers technologies and solutions for BSPs, OEMs and ISVs to help them service their customers more efficiently and effectively and rapidly bring new products to market. For more information, visit http://www.purenetworks.com.
Editor's note: Screen shots are available of Pure Networks Security Scan on request.