Retina Network Security Scanner

Retina Network Security Scanner

Network Vulnerability Assessment

Retina Network Security Scanner is the security industry’s most respected and validated vulnerability assessment tool. It also serves as the scan engine for Retina CS Enterprise Vulnerability Management.

Find Vulnerabilities Across Network, Container, Web, Virtual and Database Environments

With over 10,000 deployments since 1998, BeyondTrust Retina Network Security Scanner is the most sophisticated vulnerability assessment solution on the market. Available as a standalone application, a host-based option, or as part of the Retina CS enterprise vulnerability management solution, Retina Network Security Scanner enables you to efficiently identify IT exposures and prioritize remediation enterprise-wide.

  • Continually monitor and improve enterprise security posture
  • Identify IT assets and sensitive data across disparate environments
  • Find security exposures in network, web, container, database, virtual, and IoT assets
  • Prioritize remediation based on real risk to critical assets
  • Easily deploy and scale from small to large environments
  • Realize optimal performance via non-intrusive scanning
  • Get fast, frequent updates from the BeyondTrust Research Team
Fast and Non-Intrusive Vulnerability Scanning

Fast and Non-Intrusive Vulnerability Scanning

Retina Network Security Scanner optimizes network performance and scans network devices, operating systems, Docker containers, applications, and databases, without impacting availability or performance.

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Flexible and Scalable Vulnerability Assessment

Flexible and Scalable Vulnerability Assessment

Retina can be deployed as a standalone vulnerability scanner, distributed throughout an environment, as a host-based solution, and integrated with Retina CS for enterprise deployments.

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The Most Comprehensive Vulnerability Database

The Most Comprehensive Vulnerability Database

The Retina vulnerability database is continually updated by the renowned BeyondTrust Research Team, allowing you to stay on top of the most current threats.

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Flexible Licensing; Unlimited IPs

Flexible Licensing; Unlimited IPs

Retina licensing is flexible to cost-effectively meet your specific vulnerability assessment needs. A full-featured, unlimited IP, unlimited user version is available for one low price.

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Internet of Things (IoT) Vulnerability Scanning

Internet of Things (IoT) Vulnerability Scanning

Retina’s built-in IoT audits enable organizations to identify the make and model of vulnerable IoT devices, and safely check them for default and hard-coded credentials used with Telnet, SSH, or Basic HTTP Authentication.

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Web Application Scanning

Web Application Scanning

Retina provides the user interface for launching web scans and displaying a Web Assessment Report that contains findings from those scans.

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Discover all network (local and remote), database and virtual assets in your environment – including those in Docker containers.

Reveal at-risk personally identifiable information (PII) and other sensitive data.

Identify system, application, database, OS and web application vulnerabilities via agent-based and/or agentless scanning.

Assess risk and prioritize remediation based on exploitability (from Core Impact®, Metasploit®, Exploit-db), CVSS, & other factors.

Confirm exploitability through penetration testing, with one click to the open-source Metasploit Framework.

Scan network assets as well as web applications, providing a complete picture of vulnerabilities in a single console.

Audit personally Identifiable Information (PII) on remote targets.

Report progress and results to colleagues in management, compliance, audit, risk and other roles.

Use a simple configuration utility to make managing licensing, central policy, event management and auto-updates as snap.

Analyze threats and gain deeper security intelligence by upgrading to Retina CS Enterprise Vulnerability Management.

Share data with popular solutions for SIEM, GRC and other security management platforms.


Assess network devices, operating systems, applications, containers, ports and services against a vast, constantly updated vulnerability database.

Accurately identify vulnerabilities with a false positive rate below 1%.

Perform Class C network scans in under 15 minutes on average.

Leverage ICMP, registry, NetBIOS, and the Nmap signature database, as well as proprietary OS fingerprinting capabilities.

Retina’s Smart Credentials automatically select the credentials with the highest level of privileges on each scan target to improve scanning efficiency.

Audit Windows devices using local or domain credentials.

Perform local assessments of Cisco®, Linux, Unix® and other devices via SSH tunneling.

Adjust scans for custom machine configurations, ports and applications via automated input/output data reconciliation on each port.

Support SCAP-compliant, continuous vulnerability and configuration monitoring per DIACAP, FISMA, STIG, FDCC and USGCB guidelines.

Get PCI DSS scanning and reporting capabilities out of the box.

Achieve complete vulnerability and configuration scanning across IPv4 and IPv6 networks

Simplify ad-hoc scanning with single use target types entered as IP address, IP ranges, CIDR, named host or a combination of any of those types


Conduct automated vulnerability assessment and web crawling with no scripting required.

Detect OWASP Top Ten vulnerabilities including SQL Injection, Cross-Site Scripting, Cross-Site Request Forgery, OS Command Injection and more.

Fully integrated into the Retina assessment engine.


Scan Oracle®, Microsoft SQL Server® and MySQL databases for security exposures.


Conduct VMware vCenter® scans with detailed risk intelligence for ESXi and virtual machines.

Scan online & offline virtual images, plus virtualized application templates (ThinApp® packages).

Schedule scans to automatically update the vCenter console with centralized compliance and risk information.

Stay updated on new vulnerabilities that could impact the hyper-visor and virtual machines.