We often get asked if our proactive, simple vulnerability scanning solution can also monitor and protect devices in internal networks and the answer to that is a resounding: yes!

It’s important to consider vulnerabilities in your internal systems, especially given how easy it is for some hackers to bypass perimeter defences using nothing more than an email. Even those companies with robust defences can still fall foul of exploitable (zero-day) vulnerabilities in their platform, which is why we’re excited to offer internal vulnerability scanning with our Pro and Vanguard plans.

Since we’re not in the market of re-inventing wheels we chose to use an enterprise-grade scanning engine that boasts 10,000 of checks going back decades. But it’s not just the volume or age of checks that’s important, it’s the accuracy, criticality and coverage too. Here at Intruder we’ve considered all of that.

How does it work?

Our internal scanning is 'agent-based' (we believe this approach is superior to the traditional network-based approach) and requires you to install an agent (a piece of software that scans your device for weaknesses and reports them back to our portal) onto each machine you want to protect.

How do I install the agent?

There are two options available:

  • The set-up wizard automatically generates the command for you.

  • We also have manual steps for those that prefer this method. They can be found at the links below:

    Windows
    Linux

    MacOS

Having trouble with the installation?

If you're having issues with the installation, we recommend having a read of the troubleshooting article first and then contacting the team who will be more than happy to help.

Note: Internal vulnerability scanning is available to anyone on the Pro or Vanguard plan.

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