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Hi

I was wondering if anyone could provide me with some help. I have been given a project to carry out a network security review on our current network.

Can anyone suggest a program that would be able to test our network security or give some guidance on what all I would need to check to ensure our network is safe?
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Question by:Barry McNeill
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by:pjam
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You could start with a free program from Microsoft called Microsoft Security Compliance Manager (SCM) 3.0
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by:Barry McNeill
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Am I right in thinking if "Microsoft" and "Customized" are both the same ie (Not Defined) that means it passes that area of security?
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by:Sean Jackson
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I would use a scanner like openVAS to find network vulnerabilities.  I can offer a bit of support if you want to go that route.
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by:Barry McNeill
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I have never used openVAS before, how can I install it?
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by:McKnife
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This is a huge field. If you don't know what to check, I would say you are the wrong person to do it, because judging security measures and their implementation is really expert's work. You cannot become a security expert just by using expert's tools.

Don't get me wrong, I am not saying, leave it alone, but rather tell you to find someone already experienced and give him the job.
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by:Sean Jackson
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I'm inclined to agree with McKnife.  If you don't have the staff to perform this, you could hire a consultant, or there are even companies which can offer this as a service.
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by:Sean Jackson
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I googled "how to install openvas" and got this link: http://www.openvas.org/install-packages.html
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