Because it is the first step in keeping attackers out, network vulnerability scanning has become a fundamental practise in cybersecurity. After all, they won’t be able to attack if they can’t get in. Using vulnerability scanning tools, you can automate the process of searching for and identifying vulnerabilities in your system, saving you valuable time and resources. Here are the top five predictions for the year 2021:
Network vulnerability management is made easier by Tenable’s ability to share scanners, schedules, scan policies, and results between different teams while also allowing for customization of workflows.
Rapid7 works on vulnerabilities from the point of discovery to the point of mitigation. It can be used in a variety of environments, including physical, virtual, cloud, and mobile.
Tripwire has developed a continuous network management programme that detects, analyses, and responds to vulnerabilities in real time. Viewing capabilities aid security teams in the development of risk management strategies as well as policies to aid in the remediation of incidents.
A database of test plugins is used by OpenVAS, an open-source scanner that assists security teams in patching vulnerabilities. A framework for the administration of a comprehensive vulnerability management solution is included as part of this package.
CrowdStrike Falcon is an antivirus (NGAV), endpoint detection and response (EDR), cyber threat intelligence, and security hygiene solution that works as a unified platform. Enterprises are protected from breaches through the use of advanced Indicator of Attack (IOA) behavioural techniques, malware identification, machine learning for unknown malware, exploit blocking, and advanced Indicator of Attack behavioural techniques.
With so many excellent scanners available, it can be difficult to select one that is appropriate for your business. We recommend that you investigate two important factors to take into consideration:
A network vulnerability scanner should be able to identify devices, ports, operating systems, and software that are connected to a network, and then link this information to the most recent vulnerabilities that have been discovered. They can also detect misconfigurations and a lack of security controls/policies in a network’s configuration and configuration.
Once vulnerabilities have been identified, a scanner should prioritise them according to the level of risk they pose. A root cause analysis is also frequently performed in order to determine the source of the problem (which plays into prioritization).
The best scanner, on the other hand, will only leave you with an endless to-fix list and no clarity on how to actually fix the vulnerabilities themselves unless you invest in a risk-based remediation solution.
Vulcan Cyber is a risk remediation platform that streamlines your vulnerability management while also ensuring that fixes are implemented. Our platform has the capability of integrating with any of these scanners, allowing you to create a comprehensive system that is tailored to your organization’s needs.
You can learn more about Vulcan Cyber and how it can be used in conjunction with these vulnerability scanners by visiting our integrations page. Take a look at our integrations with Tenable and CrowdStrike in greater detail.