LANsurveyor Does Fast Assessments

By Cameron Sturdevant  |  Posted 2005-02-14 Print this article Print

Neon Software's LANsurveyor 9.0, with its new Continuous Scan module, makes it easy to find unapproved systems on a network.

The number of machines in my core test network rarely changes. So, Neon Softwares LANsurveyor 9.0, with a new Continuous Scan module that started shipping last month, made it easy for me to find systems that were added to the network without my knowledge and to scan the Windows machines for vulnerabilities.

Small and midsize IT shops that run mostly Windows systems will likely find LANsurveyors Continuous Scan module, priced at $495, worth the cost.

As the name neatly describes, Continuous Scan lets LANsurveyor automatically search the network at regular intervals and compare findings with an approved list of machines on the network.

I was able to configure the software tool to deny access to any newly discovered unapproved system. And Continuous Scan made it easy for me to spot newcomers and quickly add them to the approved list.

For a quick little security tool, Continuous Scan nicely leverages many of LANsurveyors capabilities into a helpful package. A trial copy of LANsurveyor with Continuous Scan can be downloaded at

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Cameron Sturdevant Cameron Sturdevant is the executive editor of Enterprise Networking Planet. Prior to ENP, Cameron was technical analyst at PCWeek Labs, starting in 1997. Cameron finished up as the eWEEK Labs Technical Director in 2012. Before his extensive labs tenure Cameron paid his IT dues working in technical support and sales engineering at a software publishing firm . Cameron also spent two years with a database development firm, integrating applications with mainframe legacy programs. Cameron's areas of expertise include virtual and physical IT infrastructure, cloud computing, enterprise networking and mobility. In addition to reviews, Cameron has covered monolithic enterprise management systems throughout their lifecycles, providing the eWEEK reader with all-important history and context. Cameron takes special care in cultivating his IT manager contacts, to ensure that his analysis is grounded in real-world concern. Follow Cameron on Twitter at csturdevant, or reach him by email at

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