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Vulnerability Scanning

Check computers, networks, websites, or applications for security weaknesses

The IT Security Office provides the following vulnerability scanning options:

  • Scan On Demand (Nessus) - NetAdmin access to an easy-to-use, web-based,
    feature-rich, and up-to-date general-purpose vulnerability scanner, Nessus
    5.0. See more about Nessus and how to get started. Cornell VPN is required to access this documentation if you are outside Cornell's network.
  • AppSpider - IT staff access to web-based web Application vulnerability scanning utility, AppSpider, that is easy-to-use, feature-rich, and up to date with the latest vulnerability scanning signatures. See more about AppSpider and how to get started.
  • Scanning By Request - If you'd like a network, website, or application scanned by the IT Security Office, email your request to


If you'd like help with Vulnerability Scanning services, please contact your security liaison or the IT Security Office (email

The IT Security Office will happily review scan results produced by your team using Cornell's Scan On Demand service, or the security team can rescan the machine or review results saved from a previous scan.

Service Details


Regulated Data:

Not applicable or information not available.

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