Network discovery

Is the process that administrators use to find/track down the devices present in a network. This helps gather information about the functional state of devices connected to the network. Network discovery tools help administrators manage very large and complex networks.

Network scanning

Refers to the process of examining the entire network for proper functioning of devices connected to it. It serves to uphold both the security and performance of a network. Network scanning may be employed from outside of any network to identify potential network vulnerabilities.