So, you want to find all assets that have HTTP enabled? Want to monitor which non-standard ports are open across your organization? Now you can. Starting in Nexpose 5.7.16 you can search, track, and report on assets by open ports.

That's definitely a good thing considering that monitoring non-standard ports is a must. A recent report by Palo Alto Networks highlighted the importance of monitoring ports used by FTP and other file-sharing protocols.

You can search for all assets with a specific port open:

You can search for all assets that do not have a specific port open:

You can also search for all assets that have a range of ports open:

Combine the open-port criteria with the other available criteria to create a customized grouping for meet your exact needs. And, of course, you can use the same searching capability to create reports and dynamic asset groups.

Once you've created an asset group, you can then easily report on the assets by selecting the group as the report scope. You can also utilize the asset search within the report scope section.

Some helpful links regarding viruses by port:

http://www.anti-trojan.org/port_opened.html

http://www.emsisoft.com/en/kb/portlist/