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A system scanner is a common testing and audit tool used to identify vulnerabilities in networks and systems as a part of proactive security testing. A wide variety of scanners is available that can be used to probe modems, internet ports, databases, wireless access points, Web pages, and software applications. These tools often incorporate the capability to monitor the security posture of the networks and systems by testing and auditing the security configurations of hosts and networks.

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