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what is Xiscan?
Since the 1980's, hackers have used automated telephone dialers (or wardialers) to scan telephone numbers in an attempt to locate entry points into computer and telecommunications systems. The same tools are still available today, but very much show their hacker heritage.
Xiscan takes the basic idea of the wardialer and
updates it for the corporate environment. It transforms a
basic hacking tool into a sophisticated monitoring system,
based on the latest technologies. It replaces a clunky
text based front end with an easy to use GUI. It trades a
dependence on DOS for the platform independence of Java.
It is engineered around a core database rather than flat
files. It can be integrated directly into a production
batch schedule for routine, automated scanning and
...but now it's so much more
Recently introduced enhancements not only make Xiscan an
even more powerful modem detection tool, but also make it
an effective telephone line monitoring tool. The latest
versions of Xiscan can classify telephone lines with
unprecedented accuracy, making it an invaluable tool in
both inventory management and telephony capacity planning.
For some of our customers, the clear cost benefits that
can be realised by consolidating individual fax lines, and
eliminating excess unused line capacity have become the
driver for deploying Xiscan - in one instance realising
savings of €20000 annually in line rental
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