Network Audit / Technology Assessment Software for Windows workstations

5 pts.
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Network Scanners
Network vulnerability
Spiceworks
Hello, We are searching for a tool that will allow us to perform a scan of a businesses network from inside their network to help identify trouble spots. We need to scan approximately 400 devices. Primarily Windows workstations. The information we’d like to obtain is:
  • IP of Device
  • Operating System Version (Windows XP vs. Windows 7, for example)
  • Manf. Date of Device
  • Anti-virus installed?
  • Anti-virus out of date?
  • NIC Type (Gigabit or 100mbs)
We are performing a preliminary assessment and are thus not yet ready to deploy a remote monitoring tool which is designed to operate on an on-going basis. I know that this tool, complete with clients on each workstation could provide us with the the information we’re seeking. For our initial assessment - we’re looking for a clientless solution. QUESTIONS:
  1. Can we get the information we’re seeking without a client?
  2. We will have administrator access to any on-premise servers but are not yet aware of the OS’s. Can we get it using this?
  3. Can you recommend a product or tool that would accomplish our needs?
Thank you for your advice!

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The IP and OS are definitely fetchable (though the OS is a bit more finicky as its only based on fingerprints, so you have a chance of invalid data).

The NIC type might be possible, but would require stress testing the network.

Getting any software information like anti-virus status is impossible unless you find an exploit or it phones home and you mimmick that.

Note that a lot of this is possible if a client is installed that you can connect to and fetch the info.  This is assuming that is not possible.

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