Why Vulnerability Management Program is Important? by eGestalt


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									                        Why Vulnerability Management Program is Important?

For reaching out globally for business pursuits, most business organizations depend on an open and accessible
internet. The result, cyber attacks and security threats today have increased phenomenally. Businesses can
undergo severe losses if a hacker or a third party intruder gets access to a website, privileged account ID, or
essential consumer data. Furthermore, with the increase in health care forgeries, health care enterprises need to
secure confidential patient data, lest they are misused. The network has made it crucial for enterprises to resolve
network vulnerabilities on a regular basis. In case an organization cannot ensure security of critical data from
unwarranted security attacks, they may witness penalty from legal authorities.

Therefore, today's organizations need to take adequate steps to enhance their e-Governance and offer data safety,
making vulnerability management a pre-requisite.

Advanced vulnerability programs make sure that the existing security concerns within a network, are detected and
assessed making use of efficient IT risk and threat management solutions in a cost – efficient manner. Most
forward thinking companies have started deploying proactive measures against network vulnerabilities in order to
avert revenue losses.

Vulnerability management is defined as a proactive process that helps enterprises to understand certain risk
vulnerabilities present in the IT environment and to make sure that the network and other IT assets are not
compromised. Other than detecting and eradicating vulnerabilities, an appropriate vulnerability management
solution should monitor IT infrastructure weaknesses continuously, detect new gaps, and simultaneously closing
the known ones.

Today companies specializing in IT security and compliance programs have come up with advanced vulnerability
management solutions offering unique services. Some of them are:

         Asset discovery, asset classification, mapping and asset prioritization based on risk categorization
         Single and centralized repository for every asset and vulnerability – Helps automated compliance related
         information gathering from technology as well as non technology sources
         Schedule audits – Offers a comprehensive audit trail for every compliance activity through the entire
         Remote vulnerability scan - Scans and incorporates compliance data from multiple sources remotely
         Map assets and vulnerabilities to compliance requirements under various regulations – including
         document management
         Remediation tracking – Helps to detect, prioritize and resolve vulnerability issues
         Dashboards and reports – Offers management dashboards for compliance status with the capacity to drill
         down across assets, departments, geographies, affected compliance controls, and many more.

It is wise to invest in an efficient vulnerability management solution that can help monitor and manage the ever-
increasing security threats and effectively evaluate infrastructure, networks and application environments for
appropriate quick remedial measures.

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