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If you are using Shodan to search for your company’s assets or perform reconnaissance as part of blue or red teams routines - you need to keep reading. This blog unlocks insights that will help you eliminate more risks in less time and minimum effort.
Shodan (aka the hackers’ search engine) is a well known Internet search engine which allows you to check the exposure status and meta data of every public IP address. It is used by both hackers and organizations.
Shodan is great for attackers. Having the internet at your fingertips is exactly what you need when trying to find exposed assets to attack. But for organizations it's a different story.
In order to stay ahead of attackers you need a quick way to continuously map and monitor your ever-changing external attack surface. But trying to create an always up-to-date connected asset inventory by using an IoT search engine is like looking for a needle in the haystack while ignoring the rest of the barn. The inherent limitations of Shodan include manual searches, false positives, no prioritization and result in partial visibility of your real attack surface.
The only way to eliminate shadow IT risks and unknown exposures is through complete automation of the discovery, analysis, prioritization and monitoring processes.
10 years ago, Shodan was probably your best option, but today in 2020, using Shodan to search for your company’s assets is like trying to navigate at sea, with no GPS or sonars, relying only on the stars.
This blog presents a deep dive comparison of the use of Shodan vs Reposify’s External Attack Surface Management platform for mapping the attack surface and eliminating unknown risks .
We’ll examine and compare 4 main aspects:
1. Internet scanning capabilities
2. Asset discovery capabilities
3. Insights actionability (asset classification, security insights and risk prioritization)
4. Costs - is Shodan really that cheap?
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