Modern networks, wherein large grids of terminals operate, the burden of maintenance and administration can become unbearable. This is one of the main reasons why software vulnerabilities, imposed by outdated software, manifest and cause a wide range of security related issues. Such issues can range from minor to catastrophic. The complexity of administration and maintenance grows exponentially with the increase of terminals within the network. The Hound, an automated vulnerability assessment service, automatically detects all existing network-enabled devices, discovers running services and platforms and reports on their associated vulnerabilities and the risk they impose to the infrastructure. Administrators can schedule assessments and receive reports with any discovered vulnerabilities, their description, and proposed mitigation actions.