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Every good security practitioner has a suite of third-party tools that it uses in various situations. This is your opportunity to suggest to MWS a suite of tools that it can use to help strengthen its environment.
MWS has described its desire to keep the amount of third-party software to a minimum, especially with respect to the number of different vendors. This does not mean it is opposed to using these tools or programs; it would like to limit the amount of different vendors used in each tool space.
Conduct research on vendors and open-source solutions that provide antivirus software for the three operating systems at MWS: Macintosh, Windows, and Linux. Prepare a paper of 2-3 pages that includes a recommendation for third-party tools for MWS. The paper
should include the following:
• Analyze and recommend two antivirus solutions that can be used on all 3 operating systems. Compare and contrast the features of each product, and make a recommendation about which should be used by MWS.
• Describe what scanning and vulnerability assessment tools are and what they are used for. Recommend a tool (or 2) that can be used to scan a host to determine the open ports and identify any known vulnerabilities.
• Explain the reasons for your recommendation. Recommendations should be supported by the research.
• Use at least 2 credible sources in your research, and properly cite them in APA format.