With more and more managed and unmanaged assets on your network, getting a complete view of your IT infrastructure is no small task. Continuous detection of all active devices and virtual assets on the network generate the single view needed for successful vulnerability management. You cannot protect the unknown.
In-depth security assessments can now target all discovered devices and search for known threats and vulnerabilities. The result of which are often long lists with sometimes hundreds of discovered issues per device. Security teams are now challenged to prioritise these threats and find the ones that need attention right away. A well designed vulnerability management system will support this process and reduce these long lists into actionable intelligence tasks.
Vulnerability detection can determine installed software and its vulnerabilities. Based on industry standard risk algorithms it will indicate some level of priority associated with each discovered vulnerability. But can it indicate the real risk in the context of your network?
Without real risk IT teams need to fix all detected vulnerabilities with almost equal priority. Vulnerability validation determines if a vulnerability poses a high risk to your environment. It uncovers vulnerabilities with known public – often automated – exploits that provide an easy way into your network – even for less experienced attackers. Now everybody can determine real risk without being a security expert.
Security Configuration Management
Security misconfigurations can pose a significant risk to the organization. Additionally, assuring compliance of internal policies is a critical component in documenting regulatory compliance and ensuring the security of your environment. Test against industry best practices and security hardening guides to discover possible threats.
Security configuration assessment and vulnerability detection are both essential components of a well-designed vulnerability management system. The challenge to centrally manage all security policies, includes creating clear plans of the most essential and impactful actions for remediating discovered misconfigurations. All this to help reduce the corporate risk profile and maintain compliance.