Our managed vulnerability scanning services helps you to identify new vulnerabilities and misconfigurations across your networks and applications. This is a fundamental component to the security manual testing program ensuring continuous checks to help remediate security risks and achieve a strong security posture.

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What is vulnerability scanning?

The purpose of vulnerability scanning is to identify security vulnerabilities affecting an organisation. It provides input to the vulnerability assessment process where vulnerabilities are assessed and categorised in terms of actual risk to the organisation. 

Vulnerability scanning is a vital component of a cyber security testing program offering constant identification of new vulnerabilities in IT systems. The issues discovered are presented in easy to understand formats with actionable guidance. This input is essential to quantify and categorise risks before approaching risk remediation.

A fully managed vulnerability scanning solution offers constant checking and our consultants expertise offers a handy approach to tactical risk remediation rather than getting consumed by a lengthy report and large volumes of scan data.

Vulnerability Scanning Process

What is Managed Vulnerability Scanning Service process?

The main objective of managed vulnerability regularly scanning is to provide constant insight into vulnerabilities and misconfigurations on an ongoing monitoring basis. 

Vulnerability assessment is a component of vulnerability management that is a time-limited exercise aimed at finding vulnerabilities in your environment. Vulnerability scan and management is an ongoing process that is more comprehensive and aimed at continuous identification and security vulnerabilities.

The vulnerability scanning tools consist of thousands of checks and signatures used to probe open ports, services, collect information and discover comprehensive coverage of vulnerabilities that threat actors could use. The presence of false positives is a downside to this process, whoever, taken care of by adding human edge to the process where all issues are manually checked against the targets in scope. Issues range from simple information leakage to broken access controls or a lack of important patches. 

Vulnerability scanners are broadly divided into two main categories, i.e. Network vulnerability scanner and Web applications vulnerability scanner. This vulnerability scanner identifies issues related to services in an internal network (inside a perimeter) or over the internet (external) across operating systems and services. Scanners also exist for a number of specialist subcategories such as cloud infrastructure because misconfiguration of cloud platforms is the number one threat to cloud security.

An internal vulnerability could be exposure of database to the entire company, an open share, etc. A web application vulnerability scanner detect vulnerabilities across the application components such as checking against OWASP Top 10 application and API security issues. 

The process of vulnerability scans is the one that takes in all your known software vulnerabilities and feeds them into the risk remediation process, making it an effective way to assess risks for a business. When you make the mistake of buying vulnerability scans disguised as assessments, they’re not really a vulnerability scan in your business context – they’re only running automated tools, providing scan results with no expertise or insight on how these could affect us if they were exploited by cybercriminals.

Vulnerabilities identified by our scanning service

Vulnerabilities identified by our scanning service

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The benefits of managed vulnerability scanning

Benefits of managed vulnerability scanning

  • Reduced risk of attack
  • Faster identification and remediation of vulnerabilities
  • Improved compliance posture
  • Greater visibility into the security posture
  • Increased efficiency in vulnerability management processes.

New vulnerabilities are continually emerging, this can leave organisations exposed to emerging issues in the window between tests. When it comes to protecting your organization from cyberattacks, managed vulnerability scanning is a critical piece of the puzzle. By identifying and remediating vulnerabilities in a timely manner, you can reduce the risk of an attack and improve your organization’s compliance posture.

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