Additional scan host featuresIn addition to scanning active services, the scan host tool can check open ports to help spot vulnerabilities.
So, is Axence NetTools 3.0 Professional the right tool for the job? With such a wide range of features, from the port scanning capacity to service and process review, NetTools serves as a potent tool that will work well for many administrators. While the (per workstation) pricing may place the utility out of reach for small business consultants, admins responsible for monitoring or troubleshooting particularly cantankerous systems full time will find the utility's time-saving nature helps pay for itself quickly.
Erik Eckel owns and operates two technology companies. As a managing partner with Louisville Geek, he works daily as an IT consultant to assist small businesses in overcoming technology challenges and maximizing IT investments. He is also president of Eckel Media Corp., a communications company specializing in public relations and technical authoring projects.