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Enhance Security and Compliance with Lansweeper’s Free Database Scanner

4 min. read
03/07/2024
By Thi Tran
Introducing free dtabase scanner powered by Lansweeper for enhanced Security and Compliance

Lansweeper just released a free database scanner, designed to enhance database management and

Managing databases can be a headache, especially when you have a lot on your plate. Figuring out which servers are critical for hosting databases without the right tools and continuous monitoring can lead to overlooked servers, downtime and performance issues. 

Keeping track of licenses is another hassle – ensuring you’re compliant without overstepping can be daunting and risky, potentially leading to hefty fines. On top of that, keeping database versions up-to-date for patch management is crucial for security and performance but often gets complicated without a streamlined process. 

Database scanning is crucial because it helps identify security vulnerabilities, misconfigurations and compliance issues, ensuring the safety and efficiency of database environments. However, it can be challenging for most IT teams due to the complexity and scale of modern databases, which require continuous monitoring and specialized tools to effectively detect and address potential problems.

While commercial database scanning tools are available to help organizations maintain secure, efficient and compliant databases, these tools often require a significant investment, including licensing fees, subscription costs, and possibly additional charges for support and maintenance. That’s why Lansweeper has created a solution that won’t cost you a dime.

Introducing Lansweeper’s Free Database Scanner

Lansweeper’s database scanner is a free and powerful tool designed to scan and analyze databases on your network. One of the unique features is database presence detection, which lets you collect detailed information about your databases without having to access the database engine directly, without needing credentials. 

Lansweeper’s database scanner supports a variety of databases, including SQL Server, Oracle, MySQL, MariaDB, Postgres, Elastic, SQLite and MongoDB, all on Windows and Linux machines. It’s a great way to keep tabs on your databases and ensure they’re secure and running smoothly.

To use the scanner, database admins simply specify the range of IP addresses to scan and select the database type. The scanner identifies and gathers detailed information about each database without requiring database credentials.

For each database, the scanner provides extensive details such as IP address, operating system, edition, version, and configuration file locations. Watch a demo of the tool in action.

Use Cases and Benefits

Lansweeper’s free database scanner offers a variety of practical applications that can significantly enhance database management processes:

  • Database Discovery: The tool is instrumental in uncovering databases that might not be immediately apparent, providing comprehensive visibility into the database landscape and ensuring no asset is overlooked.
  • Streamline Compliance Management: By accurately detecting license compliance issues across the database ecosystem, the scanner helps organizations streamline their compliance management efforts. It ensures adherence to licensing agreements, minimizes legal risks, and optimizes resource allocation through detailed scanning and analysis of database instances.
  • Resource Allocation Optimization: The scanner analyzes database usage patterns and workload characteristics, enabling IT teams to optimize the allocation of resources such as CPU, memory and storage. This optimization is based on the insights provided by the tool, ensuring efficient resource management.
  • Database Security Assessment: The tool enables comprehensive security assessments of databases across the network. It identifies vulnerabilities and potential risks, such as unauthorized access or misconfigurations, by providing information on database versions and ports used. This visibility aids in effective patch management and enhances the overall security posture of the database environment.
  • Patch management: Lansweeper’s free scanner simplifies patch management by providing real-time information about database versions and patch levels, enabling your IT team to prioritize and implement updates efficiently.

Facilitate Database Migration: The scanner supports planning and executing smooth migration projects for SQL, Oracle, MySQL and other databases, minimizing downtime and ensuring data integrity throughout the transition. Detailed insights into database structures, contents and dependencies simplify the migration process.

Optimize Database Management with a Holistic Approach

Lansweeper’s database scanner tool is a logical addition to our core IT Asset Management (ITAM) platform, providing crucial data and insights that boost overall IT visibility and governance. By systematically scanning your database infrastructure, it ensures you have a complete view of all your database assets, seamlessly integrating this information into the ITAM platform. This means you can easily identify critical servers and potential bottlenecks, giving you a better handle on your entire IT environment.

So, what are you waiting for? Download Lansweeper’s free database scanner today!

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