Port Scanners

Port scanners are essential tools in the troubleshooting and cybersecurity landscape. They are designed to detect open or closed network ports on a target system. Network ports serve as communication endpoints for various applications and services running on a device, and knowing the status of these ports can help identify potential security vulnerabilities or confirm that specific services are running as intended.

In this section, we will explore the following aspects of port scanners:

Why port scanners are important

Port scanners can help in the following situations:

Types of port scanners

There are three main types of port scanners:

Here are some popular and widely used port scanning tools:

Remember to always use port scanners responsibly and only on your own systems or where you have permission to perform a scan. Unauthorized port scanning can have legal and ethical implications.