RedCheck security scanner offers rich functionality to tackle a wide range of daily tasks within the enterprise IT infrastructure security management cycle, including network and system vulnerability checks, compliance review, DBMS and virtualization system security assessment, patch management, integrity control, and many more equally important functions. RedCheck makes snapshots of system security health and helps a company reveal admin errors and audit the system for compliance with security policies and standards.

RedCheck Capabilities

RedCheck-Vulnerability audit

Vulnerability audit

RedCheck scans network hosts, centrally and/or locally, for vulnerabilities in operating systems, general purpose and specialized software. Both manual and automatic vulnerability audit options are available, being triggered by jobs preset in the management console. The scanning can use either always-on managed agents or an agentless technology. The checks compare the system parameters against vulnerability signatures kept in the open repository OVALdb and defined in SCAP format. Today, RedCheck database contains vulnerabilities of 1,000+ software programs:

  • All Microsoft Windows editions (except Home Edition), starting from Windows XP / Windows Server 2003 and higher;
  • Linux: Red Hat Enterprise Linux 3+, SUSE Linux Enterprise Desktop 10+,
    SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 10+, Ubuntu 4.10+, Debian GNU/Linux 2.2+
    Debian GNU/kFreeBSD 6.0+, Oracle Linux 5+, openSUSE 12.1+, CentOS Linux 2+, etc.;
  • Office software and browsers: Microsoft Office, LibreOffice, Adobe Acrobat/Reader, Adobe Photoshop, 1С, WinRAR, WinZip, 7Zip, ACDSee, Crystal Ent, Microsoft Explorer/Edge, Google Chrome, Firefox, Opera and many others, with a total of 600+ programs;
  • Frameworks, crypto libraries, plugins, etc.;
  • DBMS: Microsoft SQL Server, Oracle Database, MySQL, PostgreSQL;
  • Application and web servers: IIS, Apache, NGINX, .NET Framework, etc.;
  • Virtualization software: Microsoft Hyper-V, VMware ESXi/vCenter, and Xen,

The vulnerability database is updated and enriched with new platform and product vulnerability definitions on a daily basis. All the security content used by RedCheck is synchronized with NVD (National Vulnerability Database) and automatically updated each time the program is started. The support of OVAL standard language allows users to download vulnerability definitions from third-party sources or develop custom definitions.

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Configuration control and security compliance assessment

The easiest and cheapest way to crack security is to find systems that have software installed with default settings. Such software configurations usually offer the maximum functionality but do not guarantee security. This is why proper security settings and their integrity control underlie any system security.

RedCheck automatically monitors security parameters and checks whether IT systems, their separate components or nodes comply with standards, security policies, vendor recommendations, and other best practices, with security configuration parameters being controlled on both desktop and user levels. Users can create their own configurations and add them to the assessment plans. RedCheck contains ready-to-use configurations developed in line with international standards and guidelines. The reports notify of security parameter issues and, beyond that, provide setup recommendations. The support of standardized SCAP format allows users to download third-party compliance policies, for example, from Microsoft SCM. In addition, we can develop customized compliance policies to meet your requirements.

Here are some security configurations that are part of the basic scanner edition:

MS Windows-10-USC/CSC

MS Windows-7-User/EC/SSLF

MS Windows-8- USC/CSC

MS Windows-8.1- USC/CSC


MS WS2003-EC-domain/member

MS WS2003-SSLF-domain/member

MS WS2008R2- SSLF-domain/ member/AD-Certificate/DHCP/DNS

MS WS2012- domain/member/



MS WS2012R2- domain/member

MS IE10-User

MS IE11-User

MS Office2010-User

MS Office2013-User

Server RedHat Ent

and others









MS SQL Server




Apache HTTP






RedCheck - Database security audit

Database security audit

Database servers usually contain the most sensitive information, loss or disclosure of which may cause financial losses and regulatory sanctions. An effective tool for DBMS security management, RedCheck provides scan reports as unbiased and well-grounded documentary proof of regulatory and national standard compliance.
While searching for vulnerabilities and non-installed critical updates, the scanner can also check the settings of:

  • Access management for database servers and network resources;
  • Authentication and privileges;
  • Data protection, cryptography, and encryption;
  • Update control and installation;
  • Event audit and logging;
  • Backup and disaster recovery;
  • Interaction with apps and users;
  • Secure use of stored procedures;
  • and much more.

The suggested configurations are based on vendor recommendations and developed to bring balance between DBMS functionality, performance, and security. SCAP-based compliance policies enable users to customize and expand configuration assessments without any assistance.

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Application Server Audit

A cornerstone of application server security is admin’s daily routine work, such as new nodes deployment, deactivation of non-used assets and services, software updates, vulnerability tracking, and security settings management. To have the slightest idea of admin workload and qualification, just imagine that an application server may have hundreds of parameters applied at different levels (root, certain resource or site, directory, etc.), with dozens of server instances being in place. So human error is a key risk here. As we all know, people do make mistakes and cannot compete with computing systems in terms of physical capacity.
The RedCheck scanner effectively monitors and comprehensively audits application server security, including:

  • Vulnerability audit;
  • Update audit;
  • Security parameters configuration audit;
  • Installed software inventory;
  • DBMS security parameters audit ;
  • Application integrity control.

As for application servers, the security configuration audit covers a range of common web servers and their components (platforms), such as Apache, NGINX, MS IIS, and MS .NET Framework.
The following security configurations are available to the scanner users:

  • Apache HTTP Server;
  • Apache Tomcat;
  • IIS и .NET;
  • Linux Additional Services;
  • NGINX web servers;
  • PHP;
  • Remote Access Checklist.

Using the above configurations, a company can control security settings of the most common roles and services (HTTP server, mail servers, text processors, software platforms, etc.) in various Linux and Windows environments. The configurations are developed in line with vendor guidelines and international best practices.

RedCheck - Application Server Audit
RedCheck - Detailed audit of virtualization platforms

Detailed audit of virtualization platforms

Today’s hypervisors provide decent security, reliability and manageability but need to be taken care of as any physical desktop does. Virtual machines are also exposed to data loss/corruption, viruses and hacking and thus need antivirus protection, installation of updates, regular configuration and vulnerability monitoring, data backup and virtualization environment redundancy, compliance with setup and secure operation guidelines.
RedCheck is the best-of-breed solution for comprehensive audit of virtualization platforms, enabling:

  • Vulnerability audit of virtualization environments and control centers;
  • Update audit;
  • Security parameter configuration audit;
  • Inventory of virtual and physical appliances and software scope;
  • Integrity control over hypervisor configuration files, mission-critical libraries, and data files.

The compliance policies are based on Security Hardening Guides and other best practices.

RedCheck - Network Inventory

Network Inventory

RedCheck is a top-notch choice to get detailed information on hardware and software assets in a network, including: types and description of hardware; versions and editions of operating systems; installed update and fix packages; installed software; running services; users and groups; shared folders, and much more. For network inventory, the security scanner needs no software agents installed on desktops. With report granularity and control function, a company will reveal even minor changes in the network software and hardware.

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RedCheck - Integrity Monitoring

Integrity Monitoring

Thanks to integrity control function, RedCheck can detect and notify of any unauthorized modifications in configuration files, folders, registry branches, or critical data files, and can thus complement antiviruses in combating zero-day vulnerabilities, which are capable of replacing system files or adding their own files. When activated, the control mode checks master file integrity at preset intervals with follow-up notifications of even minor changes.

The scanner can block the file run in case of the integrity breach being detected in an executable file or utility library, thus making RedCheck an ideal choice for information systems, which are subject to stricter security requirements.

Other useful functions

Health control

Health control

With the Control function, a company automatically monitors any system changes, such as encountered vulnerabilities, changed security settings, missing updates, file integrity, scope of hardware, software, etc. An admin has only to record a desktop master state, while RedCheck will periodically check for even minor changes and push relevant notifications.

RedCheck is compatible with Nmap
RedCheck is compatible with Nmap (Network Mapper)

and thus can do a range of network checks, including open ports, protocols in use, network services, etc., with minimum privileges required to receive the findings.

Password complexity check

Password complexity check

RedCheck can assess DBMS and OS password strength through cracking by dictionary or password hashes.

Email notifications

The scanner can send the scan result notifications to a preset email address.



The scan findings are kept in an assessment history and can be exported to PDF and CSV. The reports can be generated in either simple or incremental form, thus making it possible to track and document any system changes. For quick event search, the scanner can filter events by date, time interval, check type, status, host name and number.

Integrated and incremental reports for each audit area

The scan findings can be retained in the assessment history or as PDF reports. The reports can be presented in either simple or incremental form, thus facilitating the tracking of any changes (new vulnerabilities, unauthorized software or hardware installations). For quick event search, the software can filter events by date, time interval, check type, status, host name or number. Being generated in PDF, the reports can thus be exported to any text format supported by Adobe Acrobat or similar programs.

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