Some IT and Security teams wonder if automated vulnerability management is important given the many pressing demands. The purpose of this paper is to help these IT and Security professionals evaluate their security posture and risk.
Automated Vulnerability Management (VM) solutions help you discover devices running in your network, determine whether they are vulnerable to attack, find fixes to the underlying problems, and protect yourself while those fixes are being implemented. This checklist of best practices will save you time and help you understand what to look for when selecting a VM, whether you have a dozen systems or a million.
Recent regulatory additions require that companies take proactive measures like penetration testing to enforce data privacy and integrity. By deploying a distributed model companies can execute testing from different security levels which is important in challenging posture based on level of access.
This white paper identifies the problems encountered in addressing network security risks through vulnerability management. It describes how automated vulnerability management contributes to compliance with industry standards such as the Payment Card Industry Data Security Standard (PCI DSS) and assists you in proactively identifying security weaknesses before these are exploited.