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What are open ports?

In computer networking, a port is a communication endpoint that allows your systems to communicate over the internet. Every IP address has two types – TCP and UDP ports. Any internet service requires a certain number of ports to be open to function. However, unattended, open ports invite a plethora of attacks and exploitations that you simply can’t afford.


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Open ports can be perfect attack points for gaining a foothold into your server. A simple port-scanning of a target server may tell attackers all they need to know about such as the number of open ports within the system and the services and applications running through these ports. Once they gain an understanding, they can inject malware into your systems or launch RCE attacks. Leverage Netenrich’s attack surface intelligence to always be aware of all the open networks throughout your organization.