Protect Critical Network Assets with Comprehensive Vulnerability Management
Cyber-attacks are becoming more universal with almost every business and organization relying on an
open and accessible internet to remain competitive. Businesses can suffer immeasurable losses if a
hacker defaces a website, or critical customer information is lost or stolen. The volatile network
environment has made it necessary for organizations to remediate network vulnerabilities regularly. If
an organization fails to ensure safety of sensitive data from potential security threats they may face
severe penalty from the law enforcing authorities. It has become imperative for the organizations to
take steps to improve their e-Governance and ensure data safety, making vulnerability management a
requirement, The vulnerability management program ensures that current security issues within the
environment are identified and assessed using IT risk management and dealt with in a cost-effective
and efficient manner.
The fear of revenue loss should motivate smart businesses to begin taking proactive measures against
vulnerabilities. Vulnerability management (VM) is a measurable and proactive process which enables
organizations to understand the risk of certain vulnerabilities in its IT environment and to ensure its
network is not compromised. Besides identifying and eliminating the vulnerabilities, an effective
vulnerability management program must continually monitor weaknesses, looking for new gaps while
ensuring known ones remain closed. Once you have identified the vulnerabilities, they should be
assigned to the appropriate employees, and steps should be taken to test the fixes to ensure that they
are truly resolved. VM can be implemented using cost-effective technology for networks of all sizes and
automates much of what used to be a complex, manual process.
To build a truly robust program, an organization needs to incorporate IT Asset inventory management,
configuration management and change management into the patching lifecycle. And for even more
effective control and governance, penetration testing and patch and control validation should be added
to the mix as well. Vulnerability management performed regularly helps organizations to identify the
security threats at the initial stages and take suitable action to close the gaps in the security system.
Leading market players in compliance management solutions have introduced efficient vulnerability
management tools that helps to manage the data, functions and tasks related to assets and other
associated vulnerabilities. As effective vulnerability management has become a pre-requisite for every
business, it is prudent to invest in a solution that can help tackle today’s ever increasing system threats
and help you evaluate your infrastructure, networks and application environments.
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