Testing the security of your server is extremely important. Running regular scans will protect your server and site from all kinds of malware such as viruses, ransomware, and spyware.
If your server is vulnerable to these types of malicious programs, you are risking the security and privacy of your end users, and ultimately your reputation.
Here are some of the best tools you can use to ensure the safety and security of your server.
Immuni-Web SSL Scan offers website administrators a simple way to test the security of their servers easily by entering their website address or IP address into a search bar. Immuni-Web SSL Scan runs a variety of security of security checks and returns a detailed analysis of security issues along with a letter grade to the user.
Immuni-Web SSL Scan provides analyses on the trustworthiness, syntax, and validity of HTTP headers, as well as the HTTP methods used on the server/website and web application cookies. Its scans will provide users with information on the impact their settings may have on the security and privacy of visitors to their website, as well as the vulnerability of stored data and applications.
Immuni-Web SSL Scan is a free service, however, some of HIgh-Tech Bridge's more comprehensive security applications do require payment.
Pentest Tools offers an interface similar to Immuni-Web SSL Scan, whereas the user will input the IP address or web address into the search bar to retrieve a security analysis, however, Pentest Tools offers more scanning options, including the option to run a quick scan or a full scan, which will provide a highly detailed analysis of the security and functionality of your entire server and/or website.
The quick scan offered by Pentest Tools is simple and non-intrusive, while the full scan is intrusive and must be initiated by or authorized by the owner of the server/website.
Pentest Tools offers subscription options to suit a variety of needs and budgets. The free "community" subscription will provide 40 credits and limited features - a web server scan costs 20 credits, while the Enterprise option will provide a wide range of features and scanning options at a yearly cost of $950.
Alien Vault offers unified security management designed specifically for business use. With subscription levels adequate for IT teams of any size, Alien Ware's pricing is certainly affordable for a variety of business budgets, however, with subscription options ranging in price from $1075 USD monthly to $2595 USD monthly (and billed annually), it may be considered a bit pricey for home or personal use.
Alien Vault's network scanning is unparalleled and their subscriptions boast access to the world's largest open threat intelligence network. Their security management products will offer subscribers with real-time threat detection, incident response, intrusion detection, log management and more.
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