OS Fingerprinting

The OS Fingerprinting feature gathers information about the client that is connected to the Instant network to find the operating system that the client is running on. The following is a list of advantages of this feature:

Identifying rogue clients—Helps to identify clients that are running on forbidden operating systems.

Identifying outdated operating systems—Helps to locate outdated and unexpected OS in the company network.

Locating and patching vulnerable operating systems—Assists in locating and patching specific operating system versions on the network that have known vulnerabilities, thereby securing the company network.

OS Fingerprinting is enabled in the Instant network by default. The following operating systems are identified by Instant:

Windows 7

Windows Vista

Windows Server

Windows XP

Windows ME